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Special Invitation for the 30th Anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris: June 3, 2018

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 05, 2018 | 0 comment

Chers amis, On Sunday, June 3, 2018, in one of Paris’ most prestigious locations, an immense Le Dîner en Blanc will bring together some 20,000 people, half of whom are from other countries, to dine at the same table. We extend this invitation to thousands of people who, on all continents...

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The 28th Paris Edition Kept Secret Until the Very Last Minute!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 15, 2016 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris took place last night in utmost secrecy. 2016 is proving to be a trying year for Paris. With the Seine river’s recent flooding, the workers’ union protests, and the upcoming (and highly anticipated!) UEFA Euro 2016, Dîner en Blanc organizers decided to keep the venue, and even the event date, secret until the very last moment.   Everything came together wonderfully last week on Wednesday, June 8th. Under a beautiful clandestine sky and the kind watch of local authorities, 7,000 friends gathered at the prestigious Place Vendôme for another unforgettably unique night.   The Minister of Justice had new neighbours for...

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Performing Artists of Dîner en Blanc - Hampton Roads 2015

Posted by Starvel Drake on September 02, 2015 | 0 comment

We owe a huge thank you to our band and DJ who helped set the tone for the evening.  They certainly contributed to the success of the event. Pure Chemistry is a group of polished musicians that found making music together is an assignment.&nb...

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Thank You Hampton Roads

Posted by Hampton Roads Organizers on August 14, 2015 | 0 comment

   Diner en Blanc- Hampton Roads Official Statement 2015   Hampton Roads, Virginia, August 10, 2015 - Over 600 people participated in Le Dîner en Blanc's inaugural Hampton Roads event which took place on Satur...

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What Color Shoes Can I Wear?

Posted by Diona Humes-Jamison on July 30, 2015 | 2 comments

The dress code for Dîner en Blanc – Hampton Roads has only three simple rules: chic, white, and elegant. As shoes can become statement pieces for all-white ensembles, it is understandable that guests will want to know how far they can pus...

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Most viewed questions

Is Dîner en Blanc an illegal activity?

All events produced according to Le Dîner en Blanc International guidelines require local hosts to acquire the proper authorization, permits, and insurances before proceeding with their event. On the other hand, since its beginning, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris has been taking place without authorization, in some of the city’s most prestigious sites. The first editions were not easy to pull off. Today, French authorities know that the event is always well organized and that guests are always respectful of public property. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality helps promote the city’s image as a stylish Metropolis.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Founded in 2012, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world with over 130,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event.

How can I participate?

Registration for Le Dîner en Blanc takes place in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Members from the previous year and friends of the organization and leaders
Phase 2: Friends "sponsored" by Phase 1 members
Phase 3: People who signed up to the waiting list

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc requires from the participants an exemplary citizenship and discipline. Here are the main rules:

● Guests commit to attend, rain or shine, no matter the circumstance.
● Exude Elegance … in white. Originality is encouraged, as long as it remains elegant and tasteful.
● Bring your own table, chairs, and picnic basket.
● Follow the Volunteer Leader’s instructions.
● Arrive and leave with your Leader. Nobody arrives at the site on their own.
● Drink responsibly. Champagne or wine only. No spirits or beer.
● Clean up: Take all your garbage with you and clean the area around your table.

If you do not comply with any of these rules, you will no longer be able to register for future Dîner en Blanc events.

What must guests wear?

All guests must dress elegantly in head-to-toe white. This means no ivory, no off-white, and no beige… Originality is always encouraged, as long as it stays stylish and tasteful.

What must guests bring?

A square folding-table and two white chairs; a white picnic basket and/or bag including a gourmet meal for two, a white tablecloth and cloth-napkins, cutlery, dishware, and glassware; and a garbage bag.

What kind of table do I need to bring?

The table must be square, foldable, and easy to carry. The size must be between 27 and 32 inches (68 and 81 cm). The table does not have to be white as it will be covered with a white tablecloth.

Why not let guests decide on the size and shape of their table?

Le Dîner en Blanc is always held in a public location with space limitations, and local organizers must therefore limit the size of the tables to optimize the given space.
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