Dîner en Blanc 2017 – bigger than ever

It’s back and this year promises to be bigger than ever. For the fourth year in a row, Dîner en Blanc, the world’s largest pop up party returns to DC. While attendee won’t know the exact location of Dîner en Blanc 2017 until moments before it starts, thousands of people are eagerly awaiting to see if they made the invitation list. Reservations for the exclusive party will begin showing up in mailboxes today at noon. The not to be missed soiree will be held on August 26th.

Photo by Jennifer Heffner

For the uninitiated, Dîner en Blanc is an all white party started nearly 30 years ago in Paris. Today Dîner en Blancs are held in over 70 countries all over the world. To attend, guest must wear all white, bring their own meals along with table, chairs and tablescape to central meeting places throughout the city. Once there, groups depart from these spots and travel to the final destination.

Photo by Jennifer Heffner

One of the treats for this year’s extravaganza is the addition of DC celebrity chef, Mike Isabella. Isabella has created six unique picnic basket options which will only enhance the Dîner en Blanc 2017 experience. As lead up to the event on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30-8p.m, Mike Isabella’s picnic offerings will be on display along with bite-sized tastings for guests to enjoy.

In addition to the tastings, samples of retail collaborators Rent the Runway, Goorin. Bros and Kendra Scott Jewelry will display their white clothing and accessories and will be taking orders at the event for anyone interested in wearing the items at Dîner en Blanc. Champagne Jacquart, the official champagne of Dîner en Blanc and the wine selection will also be available.  This event will be held at The Observatory at America’s Square.

Dîner en Blanc 2017 will be held on August 26. Registration will go out in 3 phases and is expected to sell-out with an attendance of 4.,500. The phases are as follows:



Phase 1 – Wednesday, July 26 @ noon

Phase 2 – Tuesday, August 1 @ noon

Phase 3  – Wednesday, August 9 @ noon


For further information or to get on the waiting list for registration, visit the Dîner en Blanc 2017 website.

Photos provided Bulldog Publications
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