Labor Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the first Monday of every September. Labor Day celebrates labor in the U.S. but it has also become a holiday for family gatherings and relaxing celebrations. Labor Day weekend is an exciting time of the year filled with parties, gathering, parades, barbeques, and more. For this festive time of year, you may want to decorate your home. Decorating your home for Labor Day need not be complicated; there are many simple and easy decorating ideas for Labor Day. Keep these themes in mind when decorating your home for Labor Day.
Decorating with flowers everywhere is a great idea for Labor Day weekend decorations. A floral theme is beautiful and easy. If you have a garden, cut a few blooms from each of your different plants. Put these in different colored vases and place them all around your home. If most of your flowers usually go by the end of summer, you can dry flowers ahead of time and use these to decorate. You could also weave fresh or dry flowers into wreathes and decorate with these around the outside of your home. If you do not grow flowers, you can buy silk flowers at most craft stores. These look lovely and can be used just like the fresh flowers. Try mixing colorful bouquets or going for a mono-color look; pick different types of flowers of one color and put those together for a stylish and gorgeous decoration.
Since Labor Day is a holiday unique to the U.S., patriotic decorations can be a great idea. This is also a money saver; if you decorated your home for the Fourth of July, you can use these decorations again for Labor Day. Stay away from red, white, and blue streamers and balloons; these can look tacky and childish. Instead, look for red, white, and blue paper lanterns. Line your porch or backyard with these for a simple but attractive Labor Day decoration. If you are hosting a party, look for simple touches, like blue paper plates, or red and white printed napkins. Be more subtle with the red, white, and blue combination than you would be for the Fourth of July. If you have kids, you could have them make red, white, and blue paper flowers to place around the house. You could also buy bouquets at your local florist to add to the red, white, and blue theme of decorations.
If you are hosting a party during Labor Day weekend and wish to decorate for it, try a simple picnic theme. For your outdoor (or indoor) dining tables, cover them with traditional red and white checked table clothes. Serve dishes inside of baskets. Make a pitcher of lemonade and serve your guests drinks in Mason jars. If you wanted to, you could even spread out blankets and dine with your guests on the lawn. It can be incredibly fun to take a modern spin on the classic picnic.