If you’re like us and celebrating the unofficial end of summer and the start of school (whoo!) with some food and fun today, we rounded up a bunch of our favorite recipes that you can still whip up in time for your party or barbecue. Here’s to one last day of summer awesome before the craziness of back to school officially begins. Happy Labor Day, cool moms!


Labor Day recipe ideas:  Creative sangria recipes at coolmompicks.com

It’s the end of summer, so not just any margarita will do. Try one of these sophisticated margarita recipes and toast the end of August.

Beat the heat with these delicious boozy slushie recipes. You can easily make sans-liquor versions for the kids too.

Sangria might be one of our favorite summer treats. These creative sangria recipes are perfection (and not a lot of work either).

If you want a little twist on your typical cocktail offerings, here are some fruity cocktail recipes that are sure to please.


Labor Day recipe ideas: Creative hot dog recipes at coolmompicks.com

Get a little creative with your grilling with some of these hot dog recipes that go beyond the plain old ketchup and mustard.

If salsa and chips are a snack staple at your parties, don’t miss these awesome salsa recipes that don’t take a chef’s degree to whip up.

Here are 8 of our favorite summer barbecue recipes beyond burgers (though we like those too).

How about a dip bar with these super simple super tasty dip recipes?


Labor Day recipe ideas: 9 fantastic s'mores recipes at coolmompicks.com

Making your own ice cream is easier than you think. Here, our favorite ice cream recipes that you can make in a snap. Or a couple.

Keep the oven off and try these amazing no-bake summer desserts.

Popsicles aren’t just for kids! These gourmet popsicle recipes are great for grown-ups.

What’s a barbecue without s’mores? We’ve got 9 fantastic s’mores recipes you’ll definitely want to try.

For more delicious easy recipes, make sure to check our archives and follow our Food Pinterest Board

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