My husband and I attended a combination birthday party/high school graduation celebration for his great nephew. The guest were asked to wear all white, this way the honoree would be dressed different and stand out. It was interesting to see everyone dressed in white. There was a background where we posed for photos, individually, as a couple, with men only and women only.
I wondered if my husband’s niece got her idea from an episode from the 4th season of the television show A Different World. Dwayne and Kenu were celebrating 6 months of dating. They threw a party where everyone was to come dressed in black and white. Whitley Gilbert however dressed in bright red, standing out in the midst of the others.
I am finding out, that all white affairs have been around for a while. Recently Roanoke Virginia had it’s 4th annual all white affair, for those age 25 and up. The following Monday, people were in the grocery store and convenience stores discussing the great time they had. It is unfortunate that a relative of mine pointed out that no one got into a fight.
For a while it seemed anytime the local young folk got together there was trouble. Police have been called, mace sprayed and individuals injured. I do not recall even one incident like this during the days my husband and I i went out to dances, clubs or concerts
This all white event begins in the afternoon, and continues into the night. It seems to give the younger crowd something to do that is entertaining. All white events have been going on in New York for a white. There has even been an all white boat ride.
While these events do seem to be initiated by African Americans, they are not all black events. One of the people I heard talking about the great time he had, was a young white male. If you are looking for a theme for an anniversary, or other event, you may ant to consider making it all white. Most people own something white, and probably would not have to spend money on new outfits.
I once attended a fund raiser one Thursday night, that was called the little black dress affair. I had not been out in a while, so I enjoyed putting on my black dress, and raising money for charity. Perhaps it’s time for e to get a little white dress, just in case there is an evening all white affair for those in my age range.
The next time you have a cookout, fund raiser, family reunion or an evening soirée, you might consider an all white theme. It will be fun, differnt and give you some interesting memories.