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Interview with Elizabeth Hall, Super Fan of Le Dîner en Blanc

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on April 12, 2018 | 0 comment

Thanks to hundreds of passionate Volunteer Leaders like Elizabeth Hall, nearly 5000 participants from all over the world will attend Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris on June 3rd. Elizabeth (American Blogger, Francophile, citizen of Los Angeles and the world) shares her passion for Le Dîner en Blanc with her contagious good mood and enthusiasm.

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Le Dîner en Blanc - April 2018 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on March 27, 2018 | 0 comment

In April, Save the Date for spectacular Le Dîner en Blanc events happening all over the world! A second edition in Panama City, a new team ready for the challenge in Perth, a unified Puerto Rico ready to celebrate, and a toast to friendship in Las Vegas!

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Le Dîner en Blanc - Auckland celebrates its 5th Edition!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on March 12, 2018 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc – Auckland celebrates its 5th anniversary on Saturday, March 24th! To mark the occasion, we had some fun asking our “5 editions / 5 questions” to Vinny Sherry from Campbell+Co, responsible for bringing Le Dîner en Blanc to the North Island of New Zealand!

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Interview with François Pasquier, Founder of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on March 08, 2018 | 0 comment

On June 3rd, Le Dîner en Blanc will celebrate its 30th anniversary. As the event approaches, François Pasquier, founder and organiser of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris, looks back over these many years of celebratory gatherings and shares a few anecdotes from along the way.

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Le Dîner en Blanc – March 2018 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 26, 2018 | 0 comment

On the agenda for March: 5 grand evenings with Le Dîner en Blanc! The magic is happening in Latin America and Oceania with the second editions of Monterrey in Mexico and Tauranga in New Zealand, the 4th edition for San José in Costa Rica, the return of Mexico City and the 5th anniversary for Auckland!

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Let’s start with the basics… What is Le Dîner en Blanc?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a much-anticipated annual event, the location of which is only revealed at the very last minute. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc, and even more so the Paris event—which takes place without authorization—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.

How many Le 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 close 120,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event. Launched in 1988 by François Pasquier and his close friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris attracts nearly 10,000 people annually.

Will the event be cancelled or postponed in case of rain?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event. Each guests’ presence is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. In case of rain, guests must remember to bring a white or transparent raincoat, poncho and/or umbrella. However, if public safety becomes an issue due to severe weather (ex. thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados…), the local Hosts may decide to cancel or postpone the event.

I was invited by a member to attend the last Dîner en Blanc. Will I automatically be invited back this year?

Unfortunately, you will not automatically receive an invitation to this year’s event. The current online system allows for one “registered member” and one “invited guest” to be seated at each table, making registered members the only ones to be automatically re-invited. In the near future, all Dîner en Blanc participants will become members, and both people will be automatically re-invited the following year. Until we make this change, you may return this year with the same person, get invited/sponsored by another member, or register to the waiting list to become a member yourself.

Is it possible to organize a Dîner en Blanc in my city?

Dîner en Blanc International has established an exclusive service to facilitate the organization and management of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. This turnkey service enables interested local teams to produce Dîner en Blanc in their own city, while connecting to the international network. For more information, write to info@dinerenblanc.info.

What is the selection process for hosting a Dîner en Blanc event in my city?

To apply to host a Diner en Blanc event, please follow the link to Le Dîner en Blanc - Application Form. We will review your application, and if your team is qualified, we will schedule a conference call to continue the application process and give you more information regarding the organization of a Dîner en Blanc event. Please take note that we will only consider applications if all requested information has been submitted.

What is the typical time frame for organizing a Dîner en Blanc event?

Organizing a large-scale event like Dîner en Blanc requires a great deal of commitment and preparation. We generally require a minimum of 6 months to help you organize and execute your event.
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If you wish to attend, or would like more information about an event in a specific city, please write directly to the city, by using its name, followed by @dinerenblanc.com (i.e. newyork@dinerenblanc.com)

If you wish to organize a Dîner en Blanc® in your city, please click on the "Organize an Event" link at the bottom of the home page to fill out the appropriate application form.

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