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14 Labor Day Decorations to Celebrate the End of Summer

Labor Day is your last chance to party this summer. Use these Labor Day decorations to help you celebrate in style!

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There are so many questions when it comes to Labor Day! For instance, when is Labor Day? When do the Labor Day sales begin? Why can’t you wear white after Labor Day? And most importantly: What Labor Day decorations do I need to celebrate? No need to fear or worry about what you can/cannot have on this holiday; this carefully curated list of Labor Day decorations can have you celebrating in the most extravagant or subtle ways, suitable for all personal preferences!

Nautical Party Decor Pom Poms Tissue Paper Lanterns via

Party decoration set

Get maximum use out of your decorations for even non-patriotic holidays. This set of pom-poms and paper lanterns is easy to assemble, and its colors can be mixed and matched for any future party regardless of whether the theme is red, white, and blue.

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Melamine dinnerware set

Just because summer’s almost done doesn’t mean you can’t still break out fun colors and patterns for your party. This 16-piece melamine set is perfect for outdoor use thanks to its durability and light weight.

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Red Pennant Bannervia

Red pennant banner

For a more subtle way to decorate for Labor Day, this pennant banner provides the perfect touch. It features the official print of summer (gingham, like a picnic tablecloth) plus a handful of other patterns to close out the season in style. Then, store it for the winter and break it out again for all of next summer’s parties, too.

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Patriotic Confetti-Filled 11" Latex Balloonsvia

Confetti-filled balloons

Whoever thought of filling balloons with glitter and confetti should win some sort of party-hosting award, in our opinion. These super-cute transparent white balloons are filled with little red, white, and blue stars, perfect if you’re into more subtle decorations.

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Star streamers garland

Create the perfect Instagram backdrop so all your guests have a spot to pose and post. This star-spangled banner (see what we did there?) can be repurposed for other patriotic holidays and even hung up in your trees like string lights, without the major electricity bill.

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Picnic check blue tablecloth

For a twist on the traditional gingham tablecloth, try this blue floral-patterned one. It has the easy-to-clean, durable vinyl surface you love in a tablecloth, so it’s perfect for parties.

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Waterproof string lights

The party will last long into the night with the help of these outdoor string lights. They add soft illumination whether you string them from trees in the backyard or fasten them around the perimeter of your porch.

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Outdoor throw pillows

Make your guests feel comfortable with these outdoor throw pillows. Their simple stripes could be subtly patriotic, or could just be a fun way to celebrate summertime.

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Patriotic banner

If you’re not so crafty yourself, check out this fun cardstock banner pre-made on Etsy. You’ll want to break it out again for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and every other holiday in between.

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Galvanized Metal Serving Trayvia

Galvanized metal serving tray

This rustic galvanized metal serving tray will have you serving up drinks and snacks with ease. Its farmhouse-chic style means you can use it all year round for any occasion, indoors or out. In the cooler months, fill it with candles and use it as the centerpiece of your table.

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Red, White, And Blue Cutleryvia

Red, white, and blue cutlery

Who doesn’t love enjoying a good meal with friends and family on this day? Dig into your meal and sides with this patriotic cutlery set featuring all the colors needed for your last hoorah! Not only do they add to the ambience, they make cleaning hassle-free!

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Metallic background

Create a statement wall with this shimmering backdrop! Grab your friends and snap a pic in front of this blue tinsel to have a picture-perfect moment on this holiday!

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Red and white fake flowers

Going for a more subtle look for this Labor Day? These fake flowers come in two colors: red and white. Grab your favorite vase and create a centerpiece using these flowers to show off your holiday spirit!

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Buffalo plaid pillows

While celebrating, you’re going to want to be comfy too! Get the best of both worlds by adding buffalo plaid pillows to your list of Labor Day decorations. These pillows come in red and blue along with various colors, so pick your favorite to spruce up your seating area!

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Megan Mowery
Megan is a freelance writer based in Des Moines. You can usually find her shopping at the farmers market, reading a book or scrolling through Instagram.