Celebrate.. Labor Day!

Labor Day Party Ideas

What is Labor Day?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement, and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day constitutes as a yearly national tribute geared towards the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.

How to host a Labor Day Party:

Labor day is the unofficial end of summer. School has either started or will start shortly. There is no better way to spend Labor Day then to have a Labor Day party. 

First get inspired with some Labor Day party decorations. For table décor, consider red and white flowers.  Be sure your flowers fit tightly in the vases neglecting to reveal their stems above the rim of the vase. Alternate red and white bunches along the center of the table. Use a royal blue tablecloth, and colorful plates to decorate the table.


Now is the time to start saving your mason jars! Lighting is one of the main components of a party. All the mason and salsa jars you have saved over the years can be put to good use over Labor Day!  Check out your local craft store for colored sand and/or rocks to fill each jar. Try to stick with the colors red, white and blue. With heavy gage wire create a secure loop to hook the jar onto a fence or tree branch. Add some votives to the jars for an instant candle lit ambiance. Play with the size and range of candles to make a nice arrangement.




Other great ways to celebrate Labor Day. Enjoy a Labor Day Party without hosting:

No matter where you are, there is a Labor Day festival near you! Here are some festivals we are looking forward to…

Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Fine Arts Festival 2012


Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival 2012

Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival  in Washington DC