As Labor Day weekend approaches, BBQs abound. One idea...make activity, not food, the focus of your BBQ. Set up badmitton, horseshoes, even regress to childhood and get goofy with hula hoops and hopscotch! Or, have frisbees and a soccer ball or football handy. Stay active rather than huddling next to the snack table.
This is a great way to get your guests to interact as well, especially if they haven't met each other. If you have the soccer or volleyball around, see if you can get one of your friends to throw it around with you. It'll catch on, quick. It's just getting the games started that can be tricky.