Diner en Blanc a dinner club event that started in Paris nearly 30 years ago, bringing friends together to share a meal. Trending in popularity, it has grown tremendously and is now held all over the world for thousands of participants. The event is held only once a year in various cities (not all cities on the same date) to an exclusive invite only list of members - for the most part consisting of millennial foodies (yes, I realize that's a major generalization but is there really a more self indulgent age group that would want to attend this type of ridiculous night? I didn't think so.). All participants are strictly informed on what to bring and are instructed to wear ALL WHITE (not off white or ivory). There are even threats that if you do not adhere to the dress code, you will not be allowed on the bus and will be turned away - yikes! This is a 100% Bring Your Own Everything event (tables, chairs, food, wine, etc.), the only thing that you get for the cost of the night is transfer to the location and the general lighting and music for the evening - everything else you provide yourself.
In summary - it's an evening dinner party where guests wear all white, show up at a secret location with all of their own food and supplies, break bread with strangers and drink and dance the night away.
How to Score an Invite
The only way to get an invite is either to be invited by a current member or sign up on the waiting list for your city. You can find your city on the International Diner en Blanc website and request to be on the waiting list for the following year's event. There's no guarantee you will actually get a chance to buy tickets, but that's the only option you've got unless a current member sponsors you (so you may want to suck up to some friends who went last year). Once you do buy a ticket, you automatically become an official member and will be invited back the following year.
Pre Planning - What to bring and where to get it