Get a Head Start on Decorating for Ramadan With These Festive Items

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Ramadan, a holy month, centers around prayer, fasting, and celebration for Muslims around the world. This year, the holiday begins at sundown on March 10 and ends at sundown on April 9. On the final day, families celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting. To fully prepare for the festivities, you'll likely want to start with brainstorming some Ramadan decoration ideas. Luckily, there is no shortage of banners, lanterns, and other decals you can incorporate into your home as the evolution of this celebration has become more commercialized over the years.

Now, you can find virtually any thematic decor you want at your favorite mom-and-pop shops, on Amazon, and even at Etsy. They include wreaths for your front door or windows that say "Ramadan Kareem" (which translates to "generous Ramadan"), moon and star lanterns and lights, as well as banners of all styles depending on your decor aesthetic. No matter what you purchase though, the small (or big) touches you add into your space with the items below will help set the mood and tone for the long fasting days of Ramadan.

In addition to the aforementioned decor, other must-haves include table settings for when you have your suhoor (or sehri), the meal before dawn, and iftar, which is served after sunset. We suggest skipping the paper plates and utensils in favor of nice tableware, especially if you're dining with your family and want to make it feel extra special. Already feeling the heat that you may need to pick up some extra decorative supplies? Have no fear, we found 21 Ramadan decor ideas you can incorporate into your home ASAP, below.

Wreaths for Front Door

Just like how you would hang a wreath out for Christmas or Valentine's Day, you can do the same for this holiday. It's the first step in signaling a celebratory vibe for both you and your guests before they even walk into the house. Since this hanging decor is made with artificial florals, you can reuse this every year—for less than $20 that's not bad at all.

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Lantern Battery Powered

Decorative lanterns are a traditional symbol of Ramadan, plus they are a great way to add warmth and light into your space. This set includes six candle lanterns that come in three colors: gold, bronze, and black. If that's too many, share the extras with your friends or neighbors who are also partaking in Ramadan festivities.

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Starry String Lights

On the list of decorative lighting to buy, you can opt for these waterproof string lights that can loop around your mantel or around the railing outside of your home. They come in a pack of six, so you can make sure every inch of space is properly lit up.

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Ramadan Calendar

This interactive calendar is perfect if you want to teach your kids about the holiday as they can count down to the Eid. Place it on their nightstand or on your kitchen countertop, so as soon as your child wakes up, they can easily move the crescent move to signal a new day.

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Table Runner

This table runner comes in 10 different patterns and 14 different sizes, which means you'll find the right one for your dining area. A runner is perhaps one of the most practical decorations to have as it'll capture any spilled drinks and crumbs from your family and guests as they enjoy the meal at sunset to break the daily fast.

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Five-Piece Ramadan Serving Trays

Since the crescent moon and star are important symbols of Ramadan, have your tableware match in theme. These serving trays can hold a variety of snacks, from cut fruit to dried fruit and nuts. The touch of gold adds extra appeal in the decorative department.

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Walnut Wood Tray

If the gold isn't quite speaking to you, go for a more natural feel with a walnut wood tray. It measures 9.4"L x 4.5"W x 0.6"H inches, so while it can't hold all your treats, you can choose to display your favorite light bites at the dinner table. Best of all, even after the holiday ends, you can bring this out again for any entertaining purposes.

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Medjool Dates

While dates alone aren't a decoration, you can scatter them in the wooden or gold trays above to make them part of your tablescape. Dates are a traditional food to break the fast during Ramadan, and they're full off nutritious benefits that include improving gut and brain health.

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Fruit and Nut Gift Box

Harry and David's pre-made snacking boxes are a favorite of ours and luckily, you can find some options that suit Ramadan like this fruits and dried nuts option. You can bring this to a celebration you're going to at night or, if you're hosting, take the contents out and place the goodies on trays for grazing at sunset.

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Backdrop Banner

For a big banner the whole family can take photos with, add this purple option into your cart. It measures 71 x 43 inches, so if you don't have enough space indoors, it would work outside as well. And if it happens to get a little dirty, don't worry as this lightweight banner is washable and foldable for use again next year.

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Gold Table Runner

If you don't love having text-based banners and decor all around your home, you can break it up with a simple yet sparkly gold table runner at dinner. This gauzy fabric feels airy and drapes nicely to the floor. It's also wrinkle resistant and super soft.

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Ramadan Mubarak Sign

A little personalization never hurts, whether it be initials on a robe or the family's name on a sign honoring Ramadan. This 12-inch wide sign is handmade with either white or black text and shiny gold accents. Lean it against a wall or hang it up with a ribbon or twine, which you can attach to the back via a small hole.

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Eternal Palace 5-Piece Place Setting

You can't create a beautiful tablescape without the right plates and cups, so if you don't have anything more formal on hand, get this five-piece set. It includes a dinner plate, salad plate, teacup, bread and butter plate, and a saucer. They're all dishwasher safe, too, so cleanup will be a breeze.

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Artificial Flowers Garland

Display this floral motif creation at the center of the table. It feels appropriate as Eid Mubarak means blessed feast/festival. You can keep it simple with just this, or accent it with accompanying platters of light bites and snacks for a fuller-looking tablescape.

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Fir & Cedarwood Scented Candle

In addition to lanterns, you can create an inviting and aromatic environment with candles. There are no rules on which scents or styles to buy, but going with an earthy option evokes feeling of warmth and coziness.

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Ramadan Kareem Banner

For a banner that has it all, look no further than this option, which reads Ramadan Kareem along with important imagery for the holiday. String all three banners on the wall of your dining room, or break it up and string the third banner above your doorway.

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Ramadan Candle Holder

For those who are hosting a feast at the end of the month, place one of these adorable candle tea light holders next to every place setting, then dim the lights a little to create a peaceful mood. After the meal, don't be surprised if everyone wants to retire early for the night, as the soft lighting, plus a full stomach, can do this to you.

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Ramadan Decorations for Table

You can work some Islamic calligraphy into your home's decor via these wooden, gold acrylic signs. The three-piece set separately reads: Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), Bismillah (in the name of God), and Mashallah (God has willed it).

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Six-Piece Ramadan Mini Lanterns

For those with small children who want to grab everything within their reach at the dinner table, open flames aren't a good idea. For that nice ambient glow though, pop these mini battery-operated lanterns on the table. They come in a set of six for just $13, and feature different designs. Luckily, if your little one wants to play around with one of these, it'll be safe for them to do so.

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Table Lamp

Swap out your child's nightlight or desk light with this star and moon option. This easy decorative change makes the whole home feel a little more festive for Ramadan. It measures 7.5 x 15.7 inches and requires three AA batteries, which are not included so make sure to pick that up too.

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Ramadan Kareem Banner Burlap

This banner is for the ultra minimalist decorator as it comes in a neutral shade and is made from burlap material. What it lacks in color though, it makes up for in size, as each banner rope is 8.7 feet long.

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