As summer officially comes to an end, that’s all the more reason to enjoy one last hurrah! Dress your home with festive décor, delicious food and good company this Labor Day weekend. All you need is a few simple décor ideas and something fun for your guests to munch on. Budget Blinds has put together a few ideas to help you display stars and stripes in a fun way throughout your home!
For your farewell summer soirée, dress your tables with easy and festive centerpieces. Fill a vase with red, white and blue flowers to add brightness and greenery to your table. Add an American flag to the arrangement to make it even more patriotic! Or fill a metal planter with ice and flowers to turn it into a beverage cooler. Place fresh-picked wildflowers into empty bottles among the cold drinks for a simple, yet functional centerpiece. At the kids table, grab a bucket and make a red and blue lollipop bouquet. The best part of this festive bouquet will be eating it after the party’s over!
Throw Pillows and Area Rugs
Sit back, relax, and enjoy these last few days of summer with stylish throw pillows and area rugs that will have your house guests singing red, white and blue. Decorative pillows add instant Americana to a living room, front porch or backyard patio. Mix and match colors and stripes to create a pairing that will make the ultimate patriotic statement. Add a striped or natural jute area rug to your space and the look will be complete!
Start your Labor Day menu planning. Nothing says Labor Day party quite like a delicious burger! Enjoy the day off with this deluxe cheese-stuffed burger topped with crispy bacon, avocado and perfectly ripe tomatoes. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. You may also want to try turning summer desserts into something a touch more special with the help of your fiery grill. This easy recipe for Grilled Pineapple is a great example of how you can elevate the taste of simple grilled fruit by adding a little of this and a dash of that. Rings of fresh pineapple are soaked in a sweet, buttery marinade with a dash of hot pepper sauce for eye-opening flavor, and quickly grilled to get those gorgeous char marks. Serve as is or with ice cream and chocolate or caramel sauce.
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Who doesn’t love a good photo backdrop? This adorable American flag backdrop will make the perfect addition to your Labor Day party to document all the fun you are having. The good news, you don’t even need to know how to sew to make it— our kind of craft! Simply cut red and white fabric into long skinny strips (7 red stripes and 6 white stripes). Tie the strips to a large stick or pole and let them hang free. Cut out a blue square and for the stars, use a potato stamp! Cut the potato in half and with a knife cut out the shape of a star. Dip the stamp in white paint and stamp the star onto the blue fabric. Tie two corners of the blue fabric onto the stick to resemble a flag. Now tie string on either side of the stick for it to hang as your photo backdrop. Ready, say cheese!
Decorate your fireplace mantel with red, white and blue to make for a beautiful focal point in your home! Swag a cute flag garland or bunting to make a bold statement, put American flags into a bucket for height and dimension or add a wooden sign with a patriotic quote. Then add in some custom draperies to complete your overall look. The sky’s the limit let your creativity run wild!
Happy Labor Day, everyone! We hope these party and décor ideas will help make your long weekend festive and fun. For more information on custom window treatments, bedding, area rugs, throw pillows and more visit us at www.budgetblinds.com.