I remember sitting on my couch scrolling through social media last year, envying friends as they were dancing, drinking and partying the night away in their all white Easter Clothes! (My term for "dressy"). I mean how in the hell did I miss out on such a Prestigious looking event? I like drinking, I like Easter clothes! Needless to say, I was not missing out on the next.
I was going to the event with three of my friends so we delegated tasks amongst the group so that it would not seem like too much for one person. I certainly suggest doing this if you are going in a group, however, I will say keep the delegation down to 2-3 people as too many spread out tasks could possibly lead to a shortage . I was aware that we would be taking EVERYTHING out there on our own so I tried my best to make sure we had all our I's dotted and T's crossed, but you know how that goes when you are trying to make everything PERFECT......EVERYTHING WRONG HAPPENS.
Midtown Park . Finding our table leader was almost as challenging as hauling all of our supplies on one dolly over a field of grass in heels! Everything was literally falling apart! I was beginning to understand why friends were discouraged. Could you imagine that? My friend Kendra was holding it down LOL! We finally found our table leader and began to set up but, was still missing a table. At this point most of the surrounding tables were set up and some were already chowing down on their meals. The sun was going down and so was the temperature ! I did not know what to do at this point but to DRINK! I got to the line where we were to pick up our pre purchased wine and sparked conversation with other first time En Blanc-ers, it had been a trying day for all of us , but we all decided to make the best of it.
There was a little disorganization,food mixups, stolen bottles, and even some people who left early due to the weather, but let me just say......THE DJ SAVED THE NIGHT!!!! I can not even begin to tell you how that DJ, and mixed drinks warmed everyone up! We went from sashaying to Southside swaying! Even little ole introverted me, interacted with random strangers, and ran into ton of friends! It felt like one big all white family reunion! There was such a variety of music, a violinist, live band performance, and just all around great vibes! Up until it was time to pack up, most forgotten how cold it was. The night went by so fast ... or so it seemed
We danced the rest of the night away even while packing up the car! We laughed at all the chaos and agreed to do it again next year. I felt a bit of a growth spurt with this process.... I was able to take a bowl of lemons and make lemonade in a shorter amount of time than usual. I typically get irritated easily, and struggle with perfection so things could have certainly stayed sour. I am a work in progress!
Though we experienced a few bumps and bruises ,we went ,we saw ,and we conquered Diner En Blanc Houston 2017!
Have you ever experienced Diner En Blanc?