AP9 HomeWorks Offers Ideas for Hosting a Memorable Labor Day Party

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Even though summer 2005 doesn't officially end until September 22, AP9 HomeWorks, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC and conveniently accessed through DealPass, reports that millions of Americans will bid summer farewell with a party over Labor Day weekend.

For many of us, summer really does end with the long Labor Day weekend. Kids head back to school shortly after the holiday (if they haven't already), fall sports -- football, soccer, field hockey and more -- kick into high gear, and, for working folks lucky enough to observe summer hours, the work week returns to its usual schedule. AP9 HomeWorks members also tend to shift their savings focus from summer home and lawn needs to fall cleaning and landscaping chores.

With the clock ticking toward summer's end, AP9 HomeWorks has a few ideas about Labor Day party themes that might interest you:

-- A luau. Host a beach party even if you're nowhere near a beach. Invite guests to dress in their finest Hawaiian togs, roast a pig over a barbeque pit, decorate your backyard with tiki torches and wicker furniture, and set up a sandbox large enough to stage a sandcastle contest. And don't forget the leis and the limbo bar.

-- A one-day strike. Labor Day was created by the labor movement to recognize the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States. Declare a one-day, sit-down strike on Labor Day, and open your house to friends who might want to gripe about their jobs, their co-workers, the labor market and more. Enlist your kids (and your friends' kids) to keep the food and drink coming; just remember not to invite your boss.

-- A division of labor party (a.k.a. a potluck party). If you don't want all of the responsibilities of hosting a party, invite your friends and relatives over, and ask them each to bring something -- hot dogs, burgers, soda, chips, dip, salads, desserts, games, sports equipment and more. Offer them prizes -- Best Dish, Most Creative Dip, Least Amount of Effort -- as encouragement.

-- A family reunion. Family reunions can be both fun and easy to host. Invite the aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandkids, cousins and others for an afternoon of eating and entertainment. Break the party up into teams for different contests -- badminton, croquet, egg tosses, three-legged relay races and more. It's a great opportunity to catch up with long-lost relatives or simply to get to know your family better.

-- A baseball/football party. Make the transition from baseball to football swiftly and painlessly. Hold a wiffleball tournament in the morning and a touch football tournament in the afternoon. Serve hot dogs after wiffleball and bratwursts after football, and keep the keg tapped and cold all day.

AP9 HomeWorks members can access a variety of savings on home and yard needs as well as entertainment interests. They log on to DealPass, the members-only website, to save at major home centers, department stores and other national retailers.

More information about the benefits available in AP9 HomeWorks as well as the other membership discount programs offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC is posted for members and non-members on our blog.

About AP9 HomeWorks

AP9 HomeWorks is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 HomeWorks.

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