Labor Day Party

Celebrate the final days of summer by getting together with friends and family for a backyard Labor Day party. With lawn games, simple decor, and delicious food, it will be the perfect way to say farewell to the dog days of summer and kick off autumn in style.  

Want more backyard party ideas? Check out our 4th of July and Memorial Day Cookout posts!

Root Beer Float Cocktails in Mason Jars

Recast the classic root beer float as a cocktail in a rustic mason jar.  It's never tasted this good. Image: Creative Culinary

$11.54 for a case of 12 (mason jars)

Red, White + Blue Table Decor

For simple and festive decor, wrap wine bottles in colored and scatter colored votives along the tabletop. Image: Green Wedding Shoes

$6.00 for a set of 12 (bottles)

Caramel Corn + Candy Apples

With fall just around the corner, offer your guests a dessert bar of caramel corn and candied apples for after dinner treats! Image: Green Wedding Shoes

Blue Polka Dot Dress

Textural woven cotton dress from Carmen Marc Valvo, studded with sweet polka dots and defined by a cobalt grosgrain ribbon at the waist.


DIY Watercolor Escort Cards

Make creative escort cards with watercolor paint, and . Image & instructions: Frolic!


Bushel Basket Decor

For simple decor that transitions from summer to fall, fill bushel baskets with apples or other seasonal fruits. Image: Style Me Pretty

$48.40 for a dozen baskets

Classic Navy Invitations

This classic navy blue invitation from Wedding Paper Divas is simple and elegant. Features a navy and white diagonal striped backer. Comes in three colors. 

$1.69 each for 100

DIY Burger Bar

For an easy backyard dinner option, offer your guests a DIY burger bar. With an assortment of toppings and sauces, everyone will be able to create their own delicious dish! Image: Heart Love Weddings

Lawn Games

Embrace the last days of summer playing yard games! Throw a football or pick up something new. This four player croquet set from Amazon is a perfect excuse to get together with friends! Image: Style Me Pretty


Menu Card

This festive menu card is inspired by vintage airmail to keep with a red, white, and blue theme. Image: Green Wedding Shoes

Chambray Blazer

Add some edge to sharpen your suit style. This chambray blazer from American Rag is a modern take on a classic. Image: Green Wedding Shoes


Rustic Tablescape

Create a simple, rustic tablescape by clustering bright red and yellow flowers in blue glass bottles on a simple wooden table. Image: Ritzy Bee

$19.98 for a case of 12 (votives)

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Valerie (Pieceful Wedding)

Love this Labor Day Party Inspiration...the colors, the decor, the fashion...everything is so pretty! - Aug 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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