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25 Fun Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

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Decorate your front porch for fall

Fall is coming, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, so the Labor Day Weekend provides an opportunity to pull out decorations – pumpkins, wreaths, garlands, mums, etc. – for autumn.

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Organize a cookout; eat s’mores

If you plan on shopping on Labor Day, sales on appliances are a big draw, and those include grills. Labor Day is the year’s third-most popular holiday for a barbecue, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.

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Make your own ice cream

The International Dairy Foods Association says the average American eats roughly 20 pounds, or about four gallons, of ice cream each year, almost all of it bought at an ice cream parlor or a supermarket. Try making ice cream at home this Labor Day Weekend instead.

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Watch an outdoor movie

As drive-in movie venues have become fewer and fewer, many towns across the country show movies in parks or open spaces as a way of bringing the community together.

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Test a new pizza recipe

About three billion pizzas are consumed each year in the United States – adding up to about 350 slices per second. The average person eats 46 slices per year. The popularity of pizza stones and the grilling of pizza has more and more Americans making America’s favorite meal at home.

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