Labor Day Decorations that Go Beyond Red, White and Blue

Patriotism is great, but sometimes we want to be a little more creative

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

These milk bottles are a cute decoration for your Labor Day bash!

Labor Day parties are some of the best there are. They are a perfect way to send summer off with a bang and spend the long weekend with friends and family. And while you’re putting together your perfect Labor Day menu, we’ve been thinking about decorations for the special day.

Typically, Labor Day decorations are all about red, white and blue. After all, this is a very patriotic holiday. But then again, the red, white and blue can get a little cliché and we want your party to be as memorable as possible. That’s why we came up with some creative and simple decorations to really make your party pop. 

Vintage Labor Posters

Vintage labor posters, like Rosie the Riveter, can be found online and printed at your local office supply store. Hang them up on your walls or even on the trees in your backyard for a clever decoration that really pays tribute to what Labor Day is all about.


Department of Labor Coasters

These are a perfect way to honor the workers in America and prevent rings on your coffee table. Just make sure you have enough to go around. You can buy these fun coasters here.

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Workman’s Centerpiece 

This is a simple decoration you can make yourself. Start off with a hard hat and then lay a few tools (hammers, screwdrivers, etc) artfully around it. This centerpiece is rustic, fun, and in keeping with the theme of Labor Day. This centerpiece is probably best for a party with adults only because you don’t want kids getting their hands on the tools.


Sparkler Milk Bottles

You can buy vintage milk bottles here, and once you have them, fill them with two or three sparklers and place them around outside. Once the sun goes down, light them and watch them go. This will make for a great photo opportunity.

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