Labor Day 2020: How to Host a Backyard Barbecue Safely

The first Monday in September is Labor Day, a federal holiday, and a time when we all grab our aprons and head outside to sizzle up some delicious barbecue and other treats. This year has been different, to say the least, with COVID-19 and the social distancing protocols we have all had to adhere to. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a safe backyard barbecue!

With Labor Day 2020 coming up, here are some tips to host a backyard barbecue safely

  • Spend the Day Outdoors
  • Keep Your Party Small
  • Handle Food & Drinks Properly

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Spend the Day Outdoors 

Plan to spend this upcoming national holiday outdoors. Even if someone at your party has the virus, the virus gets diluted outdoors and scatters in the wind, so your body will have a better time tackling the smaller quantities of virus that may be in the air. Here are a few ways to plan for your backyard barbecue:

  • Sketch your outdoor arrangement on paper: Your outdoor space must allow guests to stay six feet apart. Will you be grilling at your party or will it primarily be conversation and drinks? It’s also important to consider where the shaded areas will be and identify optimal seating arrangements so people can enjoy themselves while also staying safe and socially distanced.
  • Prep the bathroom: The bathroom is a high-risk area for contamination if it’s not prepared properly. To have a safer bathroom experience for all your guests, leave rolls of paper towels so people can turn the faucet on and off, open and close the door, etc. so that no high touch objects become a source for the infection.  
  • Share the grill, but encourage guests to BYOB: The grill’s high temperature will kill viruses, so it’s safe to share the grill with your guests. However, it is better to encourage guests to bring their own drinks and sides. Additionally, set up a separate table for visitors with individual bottles of hand sanitizer to avoid multiple people touching the same object and increase the chances of infection.

Keep Your Party Small

For your celebration, it’s important to keep the party small. Small is a relative term, and it really depends on the size of the outdoor space that you will be using. As long as guests can stay six feet apart, wear masks, and are socially distanced, then you should be able to host your barbecue safely. Check with your state’s policy as well on the maximum number of people that can be at a gathering. 

Pro Tip: For the sake of protecting your loved ones, make a list of guests that are more prone to contracting COVID-19 based on age, health status, and comfort level. 

Handle Food & Drinks Properly

Even if the guests are socially distanced, the virus can still be transmitted if two people touch the same item. To mitigate this risk, avoid shared dishes like chips, dips, and platters. Opt for disposable dishes and utensils. Additionally, be mindful of what foods are exposed to the heat for too long. Mayonnaise, for example, when exposed to warm weather for an extended period of time, can go bad and cause food illness. Since emergency rooms are packed these days, making a trip to the hospital for any reason could be difficult. 

Labor Day Celebration Unlike Any Other

Although this year has been different, you can still celebrate Labor Day with your family and loved ones. Be sure to review the safety tips and structure your outdoor environment to keep everyone safe!

Get in touch with us for more Labor Day 2020 ideas.

Creekstone’s Grills & Wheels Event IS BACK!

Did you hear the news? Creekstone Outdoor Living will be hosting Grills & Wheels for another year! Join us at the Harmony Shopping Center in Spring, TX every 2nd Saturday of the month for our favorite car show and grilling event. Be sure to mark your calendar for this FREE event for your family and friends!

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The Grills & Wheels event combines everything you love about car shows and barbecue cookouts. Step back in time by looking at classic car models then head over to the Creekstone tent for a grilling demonstration on our top-rated Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill. Whichever day you can attend, your family will love getting to enjoy all of the cool hot rods and mouth-watering dishes.

Check Out Classic Car Models

Do you have a classic car you’d like to show off? Consider this your personal invitation to enter your car or truck into our car display. It doesn’t matter whether your a novice or professional classic car owner. Our community loves getting to see how you’ve restored or cared for car models of yesteryear.

Win a Big Green Egg Grill

Every person who shows up for a Grills & Wheels event will be entered in a drawing to win a Big Green Egg! The winner will be chosen at the final Grills & Wheels event in August. If you haven’t seen the unique design and build of our kamado-style ceramic smoker, this is a great opportunity to see it in action. Our owner, Sam and his team of grilling experts will be sharing a live demonstration and will be available to answer any questions.

Pro Tip: We highly recommend guests to attend every Saturday event to maximize their chances to win a Big Green Egg Grill!

Mark Your Calendar

Here are the full details for this year’s upcoming Grills & Wheels events:

Location: Harmony Shopping Center (3555 Rayford Road #60, Spring, Texas 77386)

Time: Every 2nd Saturday (March-August) at 9 AM

  • March 14, 2020
  • April 11, 2020
  • May 9, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
  • July 11, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

Join Us This Month!

What do you have planned this weekend? Join Creekstone for an amazing time of food and fellowship! Whether you’ve got the coolest hot rod in Houston or are interested in purchasing an XL Big Green Egg, the Grills & Wheels event is a perfect opportunity to hang out with us!

Connect with us on social media to receive updates about upcoming outdoor living events in your area!

Join Creekstone at the Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living Show!

Do you have any plans Saturday, February 29 or Sunday, March 1? Enjoy a day with your favorite home decor, outdoor living, and home improvement experts. The Lone Star Convention Center plans to host the 2nd Annual Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living Show, and your Creekstone Outdoor Living team will be there!

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The Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living Show is a two-day celebration for homeowners and home improvement professionals in the Greater Montgomery County/North Houston area. From home decor to outdoor living, the show will host a number of exhibits displaying innovative products, decorating trends, and interactive presentations.

Get a Free Grilled Treat at Booth 10

Creekstone Outdoor Living is a full-service retail store and showroom, specializing in pools, patios, and outdoor kitchens. This year, we’re excited to attend the show as an outdoor living exhibitor and are bringing our best products for you to see.

Come meet the Creekstone team at Booth 10, where we’ll have a FREE grilled treat and live demonstrations on our favorite outdoor grills, including the Yoder Pellet, Big Green Egg, and Evo.

Show Details


Lone Star Convention Center – 9055 Airport Road Conroe, TX 77303

Free Parking Available On-Site


  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020
    • 10 am – 5:30 pm

Ticket Prices

  • Adults – $10
  • Seniors – $9
  • 12 and under – Free

Pro Tip: Get a $2 discount by filling out a form and buying tickets online through the Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living Show’s website.

RSVP Your Family Today

Are you ready to attend the biggest outdoor living show in North Houston? Buy tickets online and learn more on our event page.

Connect with us on social media to stay updated with future events and outdoor living presentations. 

Happy Thanksgiving from Creekstone Outdoor Living!

Whether you’re new to Creekstone Outdoor Living or you’ve been with us for a while, we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! It’s time to take time off work, enjoy a great meal, and spend time with your family. What are you thankful for this year? Here’s what the team at Creekstone Outdoor Living is celebrating this Thanksgiving!

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Amazing Backyard Transformations

We consider it a privilege to offer services that make your dream backyard a reality. From outdoor kitchens to customized pools, it’s amazing to see how any space can be transformed and made into something of value. Thank you for letting us be apart of your backyard upgrade.

Expert Designers Who Care

We are so thankful to have a team of designers who take pride in their work. From concept to completion, our staff strives to meet the desires of each client throughout the design process. If you’re not happy with your product, they consider it their personal mission to make sure you’re satisfied.

Pro Tip: The first step to transforming your backyard is to schedule a free design consultation. By meeting with a designer, you can ask questions and determine what features will be best for you.

Our Loyal Customers

There’s not a day that goes by that we aren’t thankful for our customers. Between the design consultations and construction process, our team loves getting to spend time with each of our clients. By the time the project is completed, we’re proud to call every a customer a new member of the Creekstone family. 


As the holiday season begins, we hope you can take the time to be with your loved ones and enjoy Thanksgiving. Those of us at Creekstone Outdoor Living look forward to helping you make this busy season an enjoyable one!

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Share with us on social media!

Join Us This Saturday for Cars & Coffee!

At Creekstone Outdoor Living, we love our local community and we are inviting you to stop by this Saturday morning for Cars & Coffee! Show off your ride while we fire up the grill. Hang out, mingle, and get to know some fellow car enthusiasts.

Food and Fun

You can join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month for Cars & Coffee at Creekstone Outdoor Living. Browse our showroom while you meet some new friends and enjoy some delicious foods grilled fresh for you. This is a great opportunity to check out the newest models of outdoor grills, from Big Green Egg to the latest from Lynx. 


Cars & Coffee at Creekstone Outdoor Living


The 2nd Saturday of every month


Creekstone Outdoor Living
3555 Rayford Road #60
Spring, Texas 77386

Hot Cars & Hot Grills

Bring your car and an appetite for this month’s Cars & Coffee! Sip on some delicious, fresh-brewed coffee as you chat with fellow car (and grilling) fanatics while breakfast is prepared on one of our custom grills.

Contact us to learn more information about our Cars & Coffee community event!