What to Expect at Dîner en Blanc

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It was arguably Dallas’ best party of the year. Originating in Paris, France, it has become the largest dinner/picnic in the world! It’s a surprise party that will rock your socks off. It is Dîner en Blanc.


If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (@gingermarieblog), you saw some of the celebration live. But, I can guarantee you that there are some things that you would be surprised to know about Dîner en Blanc. That’s why I have put together this list of things to expect at Dîner en Blanc.

Expect to buy your tickets ASAP.

In order to be attend Dîner en Blanc, you must be invited by a member. However, if you don’t know a member, you can sign up for the waiting list. People on the waiting list receive an email on the same day at the same time and this year they sold out in two hours!


Expect to arrive in style.

After buying your tickets to Dîner en Blanc, you receive a meeting place and time in your area. This is because, until you arrive at the event, you don’t know where in your city you are going! Because driving blindfolded to an unknown location is probably illegal, you get to hop on a charter bus and ride to your surprise destination.

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Expect to set your own table.

Oh, and bring it. You probably won’t want to forget the chairs or the food either! That’s right, at Dîner en Blanc you get to bask in the fruits of your labor. You bring your own everything! But don’t worry, you can rent almost anything you would need at the celebration. However, I must say that the best decorations I saw were brought from home!

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Expect to get an arm workout…. and enjoy it.

After everyone arrives and sets up their tables, the DJ will announce the traditional waving of the white cloths. At this point, everyone will throw their hands in the air, and wave their towels like they just do not care. 🙂 Oh, and don’t worry if you forgot to bring your fancy white napkin, they will have some there for you!

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Expect to dance your sole off!

No really, I danced the soles off of my shoes! I don’t know if it was the wine or the dj, but I danced to every single song they had playing that night!

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 Expect to see the Best. Firework show. Ever.

The firework show at Dîner en Blanc was the best firework show I’ve probably seen in my life. It probably lasted 10-15 minutes (my timing may be a little off due to the tasty Apothem Wine I consumed) and was the perfect ending to the night!

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I had a blast at Dîner en Bland and I can’t’ wait to go back next year!

What was the best party you’ve ever been to? What made it so great? Let me know in the comments below.


Ginger Marie

I'm a thirty-something lifestyle blogger who tries not to take life too seriously. I think laughing and running are the cure to everything especially when its done in a new city. I think a balanced diet is important, and that they're much easier when they include chocolate. :)

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  1. I’ve only just recently heard of Diner en Blanc, so I’m really glad I got to read your post to learn a little more about it from someone who’s actually been. It looks like so much fun! What a great experience. I’d love to go one day 🙂

    1. It was a blast and you should totally go!!!

  2. That sounds so wacky and amazing and fabulous! I don’t live anywhere near Dallas and I want to go!

    1. It is all of those things! They actually have them in cities across the US and the world! You should see if they have them near you!

  3. This post is so spot on! Diner en Blanc was amazing and you looked gorgeous! Can’t wait to go again next year!


    1. It was so much fun!I’m addicted to them now! 😀

  4. Looks like a great party! It was so pretty.

    1. It was gorgeous! Thanks for reading! 😀

  5. Yup I totally missed out! Next year for sure I need to join in our amazing madness. Looks like fun!

    1. Yes! You have to make it next year! Its so much fun. 😀

  6. had so much fun with you that night!
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  7. After I read this post, I had to hurry to sign up on the waiting list for my city! It sounds lovely!Love this concept! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes! Be sure to look out for the email telling you when the tickets go on sale. They sold out here in 2 hours! Also, take lots of pictures so I can see! 😀

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