So Diner en Blanc is less than three weeks away, and while I might not have it all together (like if any of the four outfits that are currently being expressed shipped to my doorstep will work), I do know a thing or two about how to enjoy it. Last year was my first year at DEB, so I was really just making some educated guesses about how to make the night as successful as possible. But this year, I’m taking what I learned and making a few changes in my process – and, sharing with you, of course. The majority of these tips were written by me a few days after DEB 2013 and have been sitting in my blog drafts ever since, so you know they’re the real deal.
Tip #1: Get a ride to your group meeting spot. You will be a whole lot less hot when you arrive, and your feet will thank you (see Tip #2).
Tip #2: Invest. In. Comfy. Shoes. White sandals are pretty hard to find to begin with, so when you find a good pair, snatch them up. You’ll want them for the walking to the surprise dinner destination and all of the dancing you’ll be doing!
Tip #3: Bring along a nice camera. Or, figure out your iPhone’s settings to capture lights, candles, sparklers, and people in the dark. And when you figure that out, please let me know.
Tip #4: Opt for electric candles. One of the only problems we had with our table set up last year was our candles blowing out every five seconds. It definitely may look prettier with the real thing, but it’s not worth the stress.
Tip #5: Plan for practical amounts of food and wine. For us, that meant less food, more wine. Even if you underestimate on the food a bit, there will be so many people around you (who didn’t read this list, obviously) who will be offering you their extra grub. Also, ice for the wine, yes please.
Do you have any tips that made your past Diner en Blanc’s a success? xx