3 Tips for The Greatest Summer Send Off Party

Posted on August 29, 2018

Summer has been good to us this year, so it deserves the best farewell. What better way to say goodbye to sun-kissed tans, BBQs and poolside chats than to invite your dearest friends over to celebrate Labor Day? Here are three tips & tricks that will leave your guests feeling relaxed, fulfilled, and ready to welcome fall!

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TIP 1: Mood Lighting

Lighting makes all the difference. Set up tiki torches, have a bonfire going, hang lights, or place lanterns on the table to communicate to your guests that you have every intention of making this a night to remember! Plus, it also allows the party to keep going when the sun goes down. We’re obsessed with the Takara Lanterns – these warm golden teak wood and glass luminaries will add height and drama to your tablescape.

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TIP 2: Red, White, & Blueberry

A typical theme of Labor Day is the American flag, so showcase those colors in a creative (and tasty) way. Decorate your table with red, white and blue treats (because, let’s be honest – the more food, the better!). We recommend a patriotic fruit tray, a fruit pizza, or a fun cocktail - really anything that can be both patriotic and delicious.

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TIP 3: Set the Table

This trick will probably be the biggest wow factor for your guests, who will probably just be expecting paper plates and a buffet line. Dress up your table with an effortless centerpiece and simplistic table settings. We recommend using three complimentary pieces: woven placemats, simple white china, and a patterned accent plate for a pop of color. Adding different textured elements to the table can make it seem fuller than it is.

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