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With the summer drawing to a close, you’re probably trying to come up with a big elaborate plan for one final party. Especially if you or someone in your family is going back to school in the next few weeks like I am. I know I would love to throw a big gathering before finishing my last year in Early College. If you feel the way I do, look no further than a cocktail party for Labor Day. Cocktail parties are great for bringing families and friends together before heading into the fall (and they are very easy to plan). To help you get inspired, I’ve thrown together some different table ideas that are easy and fun.

Look 1

This look is certainly star spangled, and that’s why it’s perfect to celebrate all the hard work that people do. Looks like this are more oriented to work parties or formal occasions. Just imagine a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, while talking to your co-workers about how secretly excited you are to send your kids back to school. The items I chose to put this together are a silver sequin 132” round linen, a hong kong hip white wine glass, a triangular salad plate, and a “cherry red” napkin with a silver ring

More often than not, we see Labor Day advertised with the colors red, white, and blue. If you’re leaning more toward doing your own color scheme; we have plenty more linen and napkin options to choose from! I think this look would look great inside or outside, especially with the sequin linen.

Look 2

My next look is much more “picnic conservative,” which is perfect for a barbecue with the whole family, whether it be sliders or ribs.  This look is built with; navy & white 132” round linen, mason jar tumbler, square salad plate, “cherry red” napkin rolled with hammered silverware

Looks like this are always crowd pleasers. We also have this same linen in red and white checkers, you could take this setup to another level by mixing and matching the tables.

If you want something unique about your cocktail party, you could always add bar stools. Nobody really thinks about sitting the high tops, but it’s totally feasible. Try adding Elio bar stools to look 1, and white chivari barstools to look 2!

No matter what look you choose your party will look great. Both of these looks can be taken to the next level with your personal touch. Make it feel perfect for you, your family, friends, and coworkers. After all, if your company is having a good time, you will too.