Labor Day, generally considered the unofficial send-off of summer, is right around the corner. But kissing the season of sun goodbye doesn’t have to be upsetting – why not throw one more outdoor get-together before fall?
Whether you want to arrange a picnic, host a barbecue or just invite your guests to hang out around the bonfire and roast marshmallows, you need to make sure your space is gleaming in stars and stripes and red, white and blue. Here are a few ideas for Labor Day decorations to make for an unforgettable weekend barbecue:
A Flag-Backdrop Selfie Station
You know your friends are going to snap a bunch of pictures to post on social media while they’re at the party. So why not give them the perfect patriotic background for their selfies? Hang a flag near a blank wall in your patio space. Set up a camera – or encourage everyone to use their phones – and provide patriotic props for your friends to use and strike a pose.
Red, White and Blue Foods
Beyond the patriotic decor, the food aspect of the party is likely what everyone will talk about. So why not mesh the two together? Serve a plethora of red, white and blue fruit and cheese platters. This is a great time to exercise your baking hand as well – strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a blueberry swirl make the perfect patriotic snack that your friends will adore.
Floral Arrangements for Your Labor Day Party
What’s a patriotic party without gorgeous flowers spread throughout the space? Your friends will appreciate the time and effort you put into making this day special, and the florists at Teleflora can lend a helping hand in giving your space the lively touch it needs before summer comes to an end. Consider ordering the following floral arrangements for the get-together:
- America the Beautiful screams red, white and blue. Encased in a gorgeous cobalt blue cube jar, this bouquet includes red roses, white asiatic lilies, white alstroemeria, blue statice and red carnations gathered with green pitta negra and seeded eucalyptus, and accented with a small American flag.
- The Red, White and You Bouquet is a beautiful arrangement delivered in Teleflora’s Serendipity vase. It includes red spray roses, white daisy chrysanthemums, delicate pitta negra and glossy lemon leaves.
- Beautiful in Blue can brighten up your patio space on Labor Day. This bouquet is placed in a cobalt blue glass vase. It’s accented by seeded eucalyptus and includes blue hydrangea, crème roses, graceful white oriental lilies, white alstroemeria, a white disbud mum, purple statice and lavender limonium.
- The Garden Parade Bouquet resembles the joy and festivity that comes with the parade that marches through your community! Placed in a hurricane vase, this bouquet includes red, yellow, purple and green miniature gerberas, roses, alstroemeria, matsumoto asters, button mums, statice, solidago, leatherleaf fern and salal.
Labor Day is right around the corner. Consider these decorating tips while you get ready for the party!