Monday, June 15, 2015

Diner en Blanc Packing Checklist

The Diner en Blanc, aka White Dinner, is a flash picnic held in cities throughout the world. It is not your ordinary picnic; it is an elegant evening where everyone wears white, eats on china, drinks fine wine from crystal, and candlelight everywhere. The following checklist is helpful when planning for the dinner in white, or any over-the-top picnic:

  • White Outfit
  • Table
  • White table cloth
  • Chairs
  • Plates
  • Utensils
  • Serving utensils
  • Water/Wine/Beverages
  • Glasses
  • Lighting (candles/candlesticks, lanterns, battery powered whatever)
  • Table decorations/centerpiece
  • Mosquito control
  • White napkins (preferably cloth; the dinner officially starts when the napkins twirling begins)
  • Sparklers
  • Lighter/matches
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
  • Corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cigars
  • Croquet Set
  • Street Performers (know a friend who is talented and needs tips, bring 'em along!)
  • Flashlight (helpful when cleaning up to make sure no trace is left behind!)
  • Wagon, hand trolley, cooler on wheels for schlepping stuff
For Diner en Blanc inspiration, visit my pinterest board.

1 comment:

Bert Sletten said...

Pretty complete list.
Not everyone can bring it, but being in the mood for fun is essential.