#ThrowbackThursday Diner En Blanc Philadelphia ‘16: Table Spread Edition

Its #ThrowbackThursday and Diner En Blanc is right around the corner! Looking for some last minute inspo on how to plan, eat and decorate? Any returning guest can tell you that creating the perfect table spread isn’t always easy. It must be white, portable, and classy of course! Check out some of our favorite works of art from Diner En Blanc 2016.

Dîner en Blanc is a magical evening that celebrates and re-purposes public space. Dressed in white from head to toe, attendees will celebrate and make their way to an unexpected public space that is revealed only moments before the event begins. Guests will bring their own gourmet feast, table, chairs and table setting. Over the course of the evening, they will eat and enjoy amid music, entertainment and dancing.

The evening is filled with visually breathtaking moments including the waving of a cloth napkin to mark the beginning of the dinner and the lighting of sparklers to let guests know they are now free to mingle and dance. When at the end of the evening the trumpet sounds, guests pack up all of their belongings, pick up all their litter and head back into the night, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.

Past locations have included The Art Museum, Logan Circle, JFK Bridge, Avenue of the Arts and The Navy Yard. Where will Diner en Blanc Philadelphia pop-up in 2017? Stay tuned for the biggest secret of the summer!

https://philadelphia.dinerenblanc.com/register

All White Affair

These spreads will have you fooled, they may look like they are straight out a 5 star restaurant…but truthfully were all created on transportable tables!

  We love the gold accents with this table.

We love the gold accents with this table.

  Simple, yet so classic!

Simple, yet so classic!

  We love the attention to detail with this spread, even the napkin looks picture perfect!

We love the attention to detail with this spread, even the napkin looks picture perfect!

  The candle lantern is an awesome touch to this table, we also love the bright flowers that match beautifully with the table’s drinks.

The candle lantern is an awesome touch to this table, we also love the bright flowers that match beautifully with the table’s drinks.

 In case you didn’t know- the flowers at Diner En Blanc do not have to be white. We love these unique flowers as a popping centerpiece.

In case you didn’t know- the flowers at Diner En Blanc do not have to be white. We love these unique flowers as a popping centerpiece.

Awesome Center Pieces

Don’t forget to dress up your table too! These centerpieces surely turned heads last year, how will you make your table turn heads?

  This centerpiece features a hanging glass tree, a real eye catcher!

This centerpiece features a hanging glass tree, a real eye catcher!

  We might not be at the Diner En Blanc Paris, but it sure is fun to pretend!

We might not be at the Diner En Blanc Paris, but it sure is fun to pretend!

  This is an extremely festive table, the light up letters make for the perfect photo-op.

This is an extremely festive table, the light up letters make for the perfect photo-op.

  We love the aesthetic of these lanterns!

We love the aesthetic of these lanterns!

  Personalize your table! Initials are a classy way to make your spread all your own.

Personalize your table! Initials are a classy way to make your spread all your own.

  This centerpiece features signs pointing in the direction of the other Diner En Blanc parties across the world, and even tells you how many miles away the cities are. This decorator did their researc  h!

This centerpiece features signs pointing in the direction of the other Diner En Blanc parties across the world, and even tells you how many miles away the cities are. This decorator did their research!

Bon Apetite

Of course everyone’s favorite spreads to look at are the ones with food on them! Here are some of the most mouth-watering, striking tables from Diner En Blanc Philadelphia 2016

  Who says you can’t dress up your food too?

Who says you can’t dress up your food too?

  This table spread is so flawless, you might even feel bad taking a bite from it!

This table spread is so flawless, you might even feel bad taking a bite from it!

  No meal is complete without bread! The baguette is the perfect touch to incorporate Diner En Blanc’s French origin!

No meal is complete without bread! The baguette is the perfect touch to incorporate Diner En Blanc’s French origin!

  Make the most of the small table space by using a multi-tier server to hold your food.

Make the most of the small table space by using a multi-tier server to hold your food.