Diner En Blanc Orlando 2018
Updated: Nov 15, 2018
This was my first time attending Diner En Blanc in Orlando and it was AWESOME! Diner En Blanc is an exclusive all white picnic style pop up event! If this sounds like something you are interested in, keep reading to get all the details so you can attend the following year!
My friend Sarah and I made a day trip to Orlando to check out the event! I was invited as Media but I wanted to experience the event as an attendee and it was such a unique and really fun experience! Below is us on the bus to the secret location! Everyone meets at various spots where everyone is then taken on a bus to the secret location. You can not drive to the location, you have to take the bus!
Diner En Blanc Orlando was held at Cranes Roost park in Altamonte Springs. This place is next to the water and made a beautiful spot! I couldn't believe how pretty everything was! So many cool photo opps since everything is white and everyone is dressed in white from head to toe!
You can bring your own food or order from their estore prior to the event. We opted to purchase from the estore since it was our first year and we didn't want to worry about food preparation. The estore prices are also very good! Our vegetarian meal (pictured below) was $50 for two people! At Diner En Blanc people had all sorts of food from Olive Garden take out (BEST IDEA EVER), to estore foods, to CRAB LEGS!
Once everyone is seated and all the tablescapes are completed, they announce the waving of the white napkins which means... its time to eat! I was a little worried that we wouldn't have enough time to set up and take pictures but they allow plenty of time for all of this! After eating everyone gets sparklers which means.. its time to dance! During dinner there are also lots of little things going on. There was a saxophone player, jugglers, singers, and dancers!
To see more of the event go to my Instagram @geniabemefood story highlights titled Diner En Blanc!
Questions and Answers
Q: What is Diner En Blanc? A: Each year, in different cities, Diner En Blanc is held at a secret location. Attendees do not know where the event will take place until they arrive. This is an all white pop up picnic. You bring all your own tables, chairs, table items, and food... just like any picnic! So think, an elegant all white picnic with entertainment!
Q: How do I go to Diner En Blanc? A: You have to be either "sponsored" by a person who attended the year before or you can add your email to the wait list. Check out their website to do this. Q: What do I need to bring to Diner En Blanc? A: You are bringing everything! Tables, chairs, food, utensils, plates, and etc.. Dollies are highly recommend! The secret location will involve up to 10 minutes of walking.
Q: What is the cost of Diner En Blanc?
A: I am not sure if each city is different. I believe the Diner En Blanc is around $100 for two people. The cost covers training, support and technological services to all the organizers around the world.
Q: Where is Diner En Blanc held? A: Every year it is held at a different location. You do not know where you are going until you get there!
Q: How do I get a Diner En Blanc in my city? A: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Sarah and I had so much fun and we are planning to go again next year! We are also trying to get this event to come to TAMPA!
Diner En Blanc- Orlando
new secret location every year
*I was invited as media and had comped tickets to the event. Food and table decorations were purchased myself.*
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