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Let’s celebrate
For many of us the Labor Day weekend is a chance to bid farewell to summer, to celebrate the season with family and friends at picnics and barbecues. While it may be hard to say goodbye to the relaxed vibe of the summer season, Labor Day usually signals the start of fall – crisp, cooler weather, football games and the school routine. Your planning and preparations might be well underway for the upcoming holiday weekend and Ashley’s Pastries wants to help you send summer out in style. We’ve been busy baking and getting creative with our confections to provide fun, festive and tasty designs.

Before we get to planning your party, let’s take a quick look at why we even celebrate this holiday. Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. It’s the creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and their contributions to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. A relaxing day with good food and drink seems like the perfect way to honor hard work!

Planning your party
If you’re hosting a cookout this weekend, you don’t have to make it a lot of work for you!  Decide what you’ll provide for the party – perhaps hamburgers and hotdogs for the grill and all the paper products – and ask guests to bring a side dish to share or a dessert. This keeps the party fun for you and allows everyone to contribute.

If you’re going to a party this weekend, there’s no need to show up empty-handed, even if you weren’t asked to bring anything. Stop by Ashley’s Pastries and take some of our Labor Day themed treats to your party. We promise they’ll be crowd favorites! We’ve got all kinds of delicious designs that will please both kids and adults alike, including our hamburger cookies (yes, they look like little hamburgers!), sunshine, watermelon and flower cookies, and even ones that look like picnic blankets! We’ll have these in our bakery cases, but to ensure we’ve got just what you need, give us a call and we can arrange an assortment for you that you can pick up at your convenience.

Custom watermelon cookies in Dayton, OH

Another fun way to celebrate the end of summer is with one of our creative cakes. We offer one that looks like a giant hamburger (complete with our hamburger cookies) or a pair of flip-flops at the beach. These treats are so much fun but also delicious, too. Plus, they make great centerpieces for a party or picnic! While we offer a wide variety of options, we’re also open to your ideas and designs so if you’ve got something in mind for your party, we’d love to help bring your vision to life!

Custom hamburger cake in Dayton, OH | Ashley's Pastry Shop

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to bid farewell to summer, but we’re looking forward to serving you as we enter the savory season of fall!