Hosting a Labor Day Party at Dahlgren? Try These Quick and Easy Recipes!

"Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894." — History.com.

Okay, so now that we're all reminded of why we celebrate Labor Day, let's get to the fun stuff: the actual celebrating! If you'll be attending a party or hosting one at Dahlgren over the holiday weekend, check out the recipes below. They're all equal parts delicious and visually appealing, but more importantly, they're quick and easy to make. Because no one says Labor Day has to be about laboring in the kitchen!

1) Red, White and Blue Layered Drinks [aroundmyfamilytable.com]
This Labor Day, fill your glass with patrioticism — and a sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage with this fun recipe! First, dip the rim of a glass into colored sugar. Then, slowly pour cranberry juice into the glass, followed by blue Gatorade and a clear diet soda. The result is a gradient effect that changes from red and blue to white.

2) Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake [lifeloveandsugar.com]
Berry season is almost over, so make the most of it while you still can with this tasty (and pretty!) icebox cake. It relies on the classic summer combo of strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream to make a kid-friendly cake — with zero baking time!

3) Tortellini Kabobs [realwomenandhomes.com]
Headed to a Labor Day soiree? This recipe makes it easy to nibble while you mingle. Simply layer cooked tortelli, mozzarella balls, and cherry tomatoes onto a wooden skewer for a portable appetizer!

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