The weather is getting warmer with spring right around the corner and before we know it summer will be here. When that happens Dîner en Blanc events will start popping up in a city near you. If you haven’t heard of Dîner en Blanc it is part pop-up picnic and part collective art installation. Guests are required to dress all in white and are responsible for bringing their own food and table settings. The tradition began over 20 years ago in Paris when a group of friends decided to meet in the Bois de Boulogne. As this first meeting was before cellphones they all wore white so they can easily identify each other. Today, Dîner en Blanc events are hosted in over 100 cities around the globe.
I’ve attended this event four times in New York City and as a Dîner en Blanc veteran I’ve picked up a few things over the years that you may find helpful if you’re considering attending your first event.
If you follow the steps above and have a good attitude everything that goes into getting to the ultimate event destination you will be treated to a truly one of a kind experience which you'll want to do again the following year. And with each successive year the planning and execution gets easier and easier.