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Welcome to our Guatemalan team!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 18, 2019 | 0 comment

Diner en Blanc International is thrilled to welcome a new city to this unique experience: Guatemala City. Their first ever Le Diner en Blanc is set on March 9th.

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Le Diner en Blanc in Premiere Mode!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on January 30, 2019 | 0 comment

While the northern hemisphere struggles with winter and its inclement weather, the South enjoys sunny days as well as starry evenings, perfect for the elegance of Le Dîner en Blanc. The 2019 series of Le Dîner en Blanc begins in Australia.

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Le Dîner en Blanc 2018 – The Year in Review!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on December 18, 2018 | 0 comment

The end of the year is fast approaching... And no matter where in the world you are, December is usually a time for holiday celebrations, and also the perfect occasion to reflect on the year that has just passed. 2018 was for the Le Dîner en Blanc family a year rich in emotion and also had a few debacles.

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Le Dîner en Blanc - December 2018 Agenda

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

Last month of the year! And, what a year it has been! 2018 ends with 3 magnificent seaside evenings; first a grand premiere in Nassau, Bahamas followed by a night under the stars for Abidjan in Ivory Coast and, West Palm Beach in the United States.

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One-of-a-Kind Sculpture for Le Dîner en Blanc - Honolulu

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on November 14, 2018 | 0 comment

On September 1st, 2018, Le Dîner en Blanc – Honolulu celebrated its 5th anniversary. The event took place on the North Coast of Oahu at Turtle Bay Resort. Artist Aurora Robson created a unique sculpture from oceanic debris collected on the shores of Oahuah by the Sustainable Coastline Hawaii.

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Most viewed questions

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.

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:

● Rain or shine, guests are expected.
● 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.
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