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Hosting with Jen: 5 Best Labor Day Party Ideas

August 31st, 2015

Now, while Labor Day is officially a holiday honoring the men and women who have worked hard to make this country great, it’s also the unofficial end of summer — the last long weekend before fall sets in, kids are back in school, and the pools close for the season. It’s basically the last hoorah of summer, so it’s definitely a time to grill out, celebrate hardworking Americans, and say farewell to warm weather.

This year, plan an exciting Labor Day party with these fun ideas that will make your celebration stand out. From food to table settings and decorations, here are some tips on how you can revamp your Labor Day party!

Decorate with 3D stars

Photo from Doodle Bug Blog
Photo from Doodle Bug Blog


These 3D stars are a fun and easy way to give your Labor Day party a patriotic touch! Using some scrapbook paper and scissors, you can quickly make a handful of these babies without breaking a sweat. The best part about them is how versatile they are; you can display them upright on your mantel or tables, or you can string them together to form a bunting for your outdoor celebration. Check out this how-to from Doodle Bug Blog for the complete tutorial.

Use bandannas for a fun, colorful table setting

Photo from Too Much Time
Photo from Too Much Time

For a quick and effortless table setting, use some red, white, and blue bandannas. Use them as both napkin and utensil holder so that your guests have everything they need in one place. Wrap the fork, knife, and straw with a bandanna, tie everything up with some baker’s twine, and then put them in a box for your guests to just grab on their way to a table, just like this one from Too Much Time.

Bake a patriotic cake for dessert

Photo by Mark Weinberg
Photo by Mark Weinberg

When you serve this patriotic cake, your guests are sure to come back for seconds! This recipe from Food 52 gives you a step-by-step guide on how to bake this delicious and colorful dessert.

Put a fruit cone together for a healthier bite

Photo from See Vanessa Craft
Photo from See Vanessa Craft

If you want something simple and healthy to make that’s perfect for little kids, check out this fruit cone from See Vanessa Craft. It has everything — candy sprinkles, chocolate, a wafer cone, strawberries, and blueberries! It looks pretty, too!

Break out the giant Jenga…or any fun outdoor game

Photo from A Beautiful Mess
Photo from A Beautiful Mess

A Labor Day party wouldn’t be complete without fun outdoor games. Flag tag relays, Yahtzee, ring toss, or this giant Jenga set from A Beautiful Mess makes sure your celebration is full of laughs and healthy competition!

These ideas can help you plan an entertaining Labor Day party like no other! For more Labor Day party ideas, check out our post on how to host the perfect barbecue on this holiday!

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