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10 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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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. In case you don’t know, this is why we celebrate Labor Day.

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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 is 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. If you waited until the last minute to get decorations, these are the stores that are open on Labor Day.

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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. These are the best Labor Day getaways in every state.

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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. While you’re shopping for decorations, you’ll also want to check out these Labor Day sales that are seriously worth it.

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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-cleaning, durable vinyl surface you love in a tablecloth, so it’s perfect for parties. Just wipe up any messes and get on with the lawn games!

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Waterproof String Lightsvia

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. Check out these great Labor Day deals on appliances big and small.

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Outdoor Throw Pillowsvia

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. Find out the reason we’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day.

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Patriotic Bannervia BeJoyfulAlwaysShop/

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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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.