Are you going to a party this Labor Day weekend—or, better yet, hosting one of your own? If so, you’ve got some amazing opportunities to grow your network and strengthen relationships with clients.
When it comes to making those connections over the holiday weekend, it’s important to remember the old adage: the quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.
Below you’ll find eleven recipes that will help you network at your holiday cookout, potluck, or Labor Day weekend client appreciation party. Simply make the dish (or dishes) of your choice and print copies of the recipe to share with guests.
If you don’t have any parties on your calendar, don’t worry—you can always share these recipes with your followers on social media. (And, when you do, feel free to use any of the sample copy we’ve included below!)
Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers
Sample copy: “Healthy turkey burgers with delicious Tex-Mex spices and a tangy chipotle aioli—what’s not to love?”
Campfire Potato Salad
Sample copy: “The next time someone asks you to “bring a side,” you can show up with this potato salad and upstage the main course.”
Grilled Cornbread with Chipotle Honey
Sample copy: “Hosting a Labor Day barbecue? Serve cornbread that’s a little spicy and a little sweet, and watch the compliments roll in from your guests.”
Animal Style Burgers
Sample copy: “Have you ever been to In-N-Out Burger? You can get the taste of their famous burgers at home with this recipe.”
Buffalo Shrimp Flatbread
Sample copy: “Looking for an alternative to the usual barbecue fare? Try making these flavorful flatbreads.”
Summer Fruit and Sour Cream Tart
Sample copy: “Impress your party guests with a sweet treat they won’t soon forget.”
Asparagus, Pea, and Radish Salad
Sample copy: “Leave the lettuce at home and show up to your holiday cookout with a different (but still delicious) kind of salad.”
Family-Friendly Chicken Strips
Sample copy: “Even the pickiest eaters won’t be able to stop eating this delicious finger food!”
Summer Squash and Ricotta Casserole
Sample copy: “If you’re looking for a filling party dish you can make ahead of time, look no further.”
Sensational Salty Dogs
Sample copy: “Few things say “summer” like a cool cocktail made with fresh fruit juice. What’s your favorite: grapefruit, strawberry, or watermelon?”
Greek Eggplant Burgers
Sample copy: “There are a lot of pre-made veggie burgers out there, but you can make a lasting impression with these delicious homemade alternatives.”
We hope these recipes help you network with new people while strengthening connections with the people who matter most to your business.
Remember to follow up with everyone you talk to at those parties (or who likes, comments, or shares on social media). After all, regular communication with your clients is the key to more repeat transactions and referrals.
For printable recipe cards, scroll down and click the Free Download link.