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October 28, 2022Now Trending

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Labor Day is a holiday meant to honor the contributions that workers have made to society. But planning for your Labor Day party doesn’t have to be a chore! With a white theme party, including a white outdoor party tent, you can relax and enjoy the day!

What Is a White Party?

When thinking about how to plan an all white party, you can keep it simple. A labor day themed party in all white creates a clean and bright palette. A white out party is also a nod to the old-fashioned idea that you should never wear white after Labor Day. For those who still adhere to that rule, a white party tent and all white decorations are a fitting farewell to wearing white until spring. For those with a more modern fashion sense, an all white Labor Day themed party is an opportunity for a chic monochromatic celebration.

Tips to Throw a Backyard White Out Party

If you are wondering how to throw a white party, it is easy! All you need to do is a little planning and some fun shopping, and you’ll be all set for a relaxing celebration of hard work.

#1 Set the Date

Choosing a date for your Labor Day party can be tricky, after all, you have three whole days to choose from! Before marking your calendar, check with family and friends to make sure your party doesn’t conflict with their Labor Day weekend plans. For example, if many of your guests are planning to travel over the weekend, you may want to host a Friday night celebration to kick off the holiday weekend. 

#2 Find the Perfect Venue

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If you have a large backyard, all you’ll need for a venue is a white party tent and decor. Even if you don’t have a yard, most communities have park space that you can reserve. That way, you can just pack up a white outdoor party tent and set it up in the park. The advantages of a park venue include more parking and playground equipment that will delight your younger guests. 

#3 Choose a Stunning All White Party Invitation

Set the mood for your event with an all white party invitation. Include all of the usual details: date, time, and RSVP information. Also include special instructions, such as bringing a dish to pass, parking instructions, and directions. If you want to take your white out party theme to the next level, ask guests to wear all white attire to the party. Depending on your party theme, you can ask guests to don their fanciest white formal wear or come casual in white shorts and t-shirts.

#4 Decorate in All White 

One of the biggest advantages of decorations for an all white party is that you don’t have to spend one minute thinking about a color scheme! All white party decorations are easy to find and effortlessly chic. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be creative with your decorating ideas. Spend some time online looking at photos of other white-out parties for inspiration. Be sure to keep your budget in mind. For example, while white roses are beautiful, white carnations can still add an elegant touch.

#5 Plan for Outdoor Lighting

If you are planning an evening Labor Day party, or a daytime party that may last until dusk, be sure to have a plan for lighting. Simple tea lights on a table set in white create a classic ambiance at an affordable price. If you have young guests or safety concerns, battery operated tea lights will give the same glow without the concern of an open flame. Other event tent lighting options include white string fairy lights.

#6 Create Your White Food and Cocktail Menu

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If you are still thinking about how to throw a swanky white party, don’t forget the menu! Your guests will be amazed by a photo-worthy spread of all white delectables. Set tables with pitchers of beautiful white margaritas or serve up white Russian cocktails. Younger guests will fit right in with their kid sized mugs of milk. For a classy white food menu, consider the following: 

  • Cheese plate
  • Crudite and dip
  • Pasta salad
  • Tea sandwiches
  • White frosted cupcakes

 #7 Find an Eye-Catching Outfit

As the host or hostess, you should dress to impress - and complement your Labor Day decorations! But, standing out in an all white outfit against an all white backdrop can be a challenge. As the host, you want to be easy to spot! Fortunately, an all white party is a great excuse to go over the top. Shop online for a show-stopping white hat - think Kentucky Derby-style spectator. If you are crafty, design your own topper. White feathers are a must and, if you want to break the rules a tiny bit, throw in a single black or red feather.

#8 Create the Perfect Backdrop for Photos

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After spending so much time planning and decorating, you surely will want to document your all white Labor Day party. Be sure to create a designated area in your tent for photo ops. Keep the background simple - a white drape will do. Set out all white props to make the photo shoots extra fun. White party hats, white boas, and gorgeous white Mardi-Gras style masks will take your party photos to the next level. 

#9 Make All-White Party Bag Favors

It’s not a party without party favors! Purchase inexpensive white gift bags and fill them with white goodies to remind guests of your party hosting prowess. Fill the favor bags with white notepads and pens, white sunglasses, and white chocolate kisses. If gift bags aren’t your thing, gift your guests with a lovely white scented jar candle. Or put together inexpensive white bouquets that you can use as decor and then send home with your guests.

#10 Plan for Guests Who Didn’t Get the Memo

Every party has one - that one person who didn’t get or read the memo. Be prepared for party poopers by having extra white attire on hand so that they don’t spoil the all-white theme - and feel like a sore thumb. Purchase a few pairs of white sweatpants with elastic waistbands and white t-shirts in different sizes for an emergency white makeover. You also can include a table with white accessories, such as beaded necklaces, hats, and sunglasses. 


Your Labor Day celebration doesn’t have to be a lot of work! With a little planning and the right tent, you and your guests will make memories that will last a lifetime. At American Tent, our expert sales team is happy to help you find the best tent for a white party. Contact us today to get started!

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Tony Ehrbar

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Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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