This Friday, 2,300 + Dallasites will gather together for one of the city’s most sought after secret event.
Le Diner en Blanc is a popular picnic-style Parisian dinner party characterized by its famous monochromatic color scheme. The elegant white wave of dinner guests will invade one of the most prestigious public locations of the city on Friday.
Last year’s inaugural très chic picnic attracted close to 1,600 cultural enthusiasts for a memorable evening at the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, with the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge as it’s stunning backdrop. This annual secret affair promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is only revealed minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
On the evening of September 30th, guests will make their way to the assigned departure point where they will meet a Diner en Blanc volunteer and board busses to be transported to the secret location somewhere in the Metroplex.
All guests will arrive within minutes of each other and begin setting up their dining space with their table, chairs, linens, flowers, and tableware. “A key element of the original Parisian concept is the mystery surrounding the location of the event,” explains Diner en Blanc Dallas co-host Karen Raehpour. “The Diner en Blanc Dallas 2016 venue will be kept secret until the very last minute! Part of the fun for guests is guessing where it may be held, right up until they arrive.”
Once all guests are seated, the table hosts will signal for everyone to lift their Southwest Airlines souvenir white napkins in the air, marking the official start to Diner en Blanc around the globe.
Guests are then welcome to enjoy the picnic meal they’ve either prepared or purchased from the new official caterer, Food Glorious Food, while performers from Bravo entertain and elegant music fills the outdoor space.
After dinner, the table hosts will announce the opening of the dance floor. Guests will then be invited to dance the night away. The dancing will conclude with a fireworks show by Pyrotex. At the end of the evening, guests will pack up all of their belongings, pick up all their litter, and head back into the night, leaving behind no sign of their elegant experience.
About Diner en Blanc – Dallas
Sponsors include: Southwest Airlines, DFW Mercedes-Benz Dealers, Omni Dallas, Moet Champagne, Bravo Entertainment, The Hip Van Winkles, and Pyrotex for their incredible fireworks show.
Will you be there? See you Friday!