Last week I had the opportunity to go to the very first Diner en Blanc in Dallas! If you haven’t heard of Diner en Blanc, it’s basically an invite-only giant, fancy outdoor picnic at a secret location where everyone (and everything) has to be decked out in white. It’s been going on for over a decade in Paris, but now is quickly spreading across the United States. So glad it came to Dallas this year! 🙂
There are guidelines that you have to adhere to strictly from the size of the table you can bring to the white clothing/shoes only rule (no khaki, no cream, just bright white!). The rules felt a bit stressful at times, since I was so worried I would mess up something (luckily I didn’t!). I was so relieved when Scott and I both found our head-to-toe white outfits…don’t we look classy? 🙂
Part of the fun is you aren’t told where the event will be held. You meet at various bus pick-up locations throughout the city and everyone is bussed in to the secret spot. This year’s spot was the Margret Hunt Hill Bridge just west of downtown. It made for a fabulous backdrop with the entire city in view behind us!
I had so much fun putting together our tablescape. My favorite element wasn’t even something I brought—it was this amazing white champagne bottle! How cool is this?
My favorite part of the night was the people-watching. There were some amazing outfits out there! Also, I loved dancing to the fun music the DJ was spinning. I was definitely sore the next day!!!
Another highlight? The firework finale. So pretty!
I can’t wait for next year! Diner en Blanc was so much fun. 🙂 Have you guys ever done anything like this? I would LOVE to go to the one in Paris one day!!