People Get Ready… Le Diner En Blanc Is Coming Up!...

People Get Ready… Le Diner En Blanc Is Coming Up!

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris, birthplace of the unique experience. Le Dîner en Blanc is a magical mystery tour which takes guests to a secret location for an elegant flash-mob style picnic under the stars.
The chic French inspired gathering will take over one of Darwin’s public spaces on Saturday 30 June where guests become an integral element to the overall look and feel of their night. To fully enjoy this unforgettable evening under the stars, the hosting team of Le Dîner en Blanc – Darwin has some helpful tips. People get ready – Le Dîner en Blanc Darwin is coming up!
Prepare in advance
The sooner you prepare and the more you engage with the concept the more fun you will have. Preparing for a picnic, even if an elegant one, should come easy to Darwinite’s. With the best sunsets in the world and divine scenery abound, we love the outdoor lifestyle and eating outdoors. So, packing some LED mood lighting along with your ice bucket, champagne flutes and white cloth napkins will be a breeze. Guests will receive a detailed check list on registration.
Trolleys are Le Dîner en Blanc guests’ best friend!
As it is required that guests bring their own table and chairs, as well as table ware and three-course meal, it is important to think about the most convenient way to transport all your belongings. Trolleys are a fine solution. Of course, there is always the option to pre-purchase your meal from our award-winning catering partner, Karen Sheldon Catering, through the Dîner en Blanc E-store to lighten the load… Due to NT liquor laws, Wine and Champagne must be bought through the E-store in any case. BYO is strictly prohibited and it is important to note that there will be no bar on site so make sure to order enough champagne from our National Partner Moët & Chandon to be able to toast the night away!
Shop local
Imagine ordering a pair of shoes online, and only one arrives, or your suit turns up the wrong size. To minimise risk of your online purchase not arriving on time or worse, incomplete, source your Le Dîner en Blanc needs locally. Retailers around Darwin have ordered their whites and are fully stocked and prepared to guide your fashion and accessory needs. From white clothes with a Vintage twist, to fabulous fascinators, the perfect foot wear and table décor, Darwin has it covered.
This French inspired fashionable picnic is the perfect night to unleash your most creative side and have some fun with style. Why not make Le Dîner en Blanc the one night to step outside your comfort zone and go the extra mile with your outfit, table décor and gourmet meal. You may just win a price for your efforts. This year, Le Dîner en Blanc is running best dressed guest and best adorned table competitions.
Contact Le Dîner en Blanc – Darwin
If you are unsure about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of Le Dîner en Blanc – Darwin team and/or visit our website and follow us on Facebook DinerEnBlanc.Darwin or Instagram dinerenblancdarwin
Zoe Marchant is the Northern Territory’s Honorary Consul of France. Here she describes what she loves about Le Dîner en Blanc and why she will be back this year.