Labor day is just around the corner, and since it’s the last holiday of the summer, you might as well celebrate in style. After all, it’s the perfect time to show off your love for the people who work hard to make the USA what it is today. Any excuse to fire up your grill for a cookout, right?
So, to help you pull off a party the whole neighborhood will want to go to, we’ve found 12 Labor Day decorations whether you’re hosting inside or out. This way, you can deck your home and yard in stars and stripes ready for your weekend celebrations.
From flags to banners and table decor to hats, wreaths and even folding chairs, there’s something for everyone. Plus, in red, white and blue you can keep and reuse them next year for July 4th and Memorial Day.
While you’re busy partying, don’t forget there are big savings to be had for your home this Labor Day. So if you’re looking to buy something you can keep up all year round, check out our edit of the best Labor Day furniture sales for 2022.
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Let these American Flag Windsocks fly high with their easy to install hooks and 40 inch length of ribbon. Want to keep them up for longer? They're super durable to last through wind and rain, so you won't have to be taking them down after the party's over.
For a more subtle way to show your patriotism, this pretty red white and blue tulip wreath can hang on your door or entryway. It's the perfect way to spruce up your space for Labor Day, without going overboard.
Choose from red, white or this navy blue and give your guests a patriotic place to sit with this outdoor chair. It's weather-resistant too so you can keep it outside after the party's over – don't forget you'll be able to get plenty more outdoor items in the Labor Day furniture sales!
Make sure your guests are comfy and scatter these striped indoor/outdoor cushions about the place this Labor Day, and every day after that too.
There'll be stars in your eyes with this decorative red, white and blue star garland. Drape over the door for a fun walk through or use as a backdrop for a selfie corner, the places to hang it are endless.
The kids aren't the only ones bound to love these charming gnome cutouts. Whether you want to stick them in your lawn, add them as centerpieces to your table or hang them around the house, they'll make a fun feature to your Labor Day decor.
Instead of buying a plastic tablecloth you throw away at the end of the day, invest in this linen option you can wash and reuse. After all, this American flag design is multipurpose for all your national holiday celebrations.
Serve up your party food in style with these blue-rimmed white plates from Mercer. Pair with a red napkin and you're all set for the Labor Day themed dinnerware.
Don't go to the trouble of decorating your cupcakes with elaborate Labor Day frosting, instead dress your sweet treats in these cupcake wrappers. They'll look (and taste) just as good, if not better.
Available in red, white or blue, this brilliantly bold beer cooler offers plenty of space to keep drinks ice-cold for all your guests. With a handy bottle opener feature it's the perfect party add-on.
Carry on the celebrations after dark with these bulb string lights. Put them above your patio or terrace, or along your front fence to recreate a fun fair scene. No need to take them down after September 5th either.
What is Labor Day and when is it?
Labor Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September – this year, taking place on September 5th. Though, usually parties and events will begin the weekend before, otherwise known as Labor Day Weekend.
It's celebrated to honor the American Labor Movement of the 19th century and to recognize the achievements and contributions of laborers to the development of the United States, as it is today.
Many retailers and brands use Labor Day as an opportunity to run sales and deals across anything from big-ticket items like appliances and tech, to beauty items and homewares. So if you've had your eye-on something new, then Labor Day is the time to buy, especially products for your home.
What are the colors for Labor Day?
Anything red, white and/or blue. Yes, you guessed it, the more patriotic the better. Dress yourself and decorate your home using these all-American colors for the ultimate Labor Day celebration.
As the day is all about commemorating workers who contributed to the develop of the United States, using motifs such as gnomes and tools are also a common way to decorate. Using the American flag print is a versatile way to play tribute too, using things you may already have in your home. And if you're buying new decor for labor day, remember you can use it again for July 4th and Memorial Day.