Wear white, set a white table and have a feast with friends! That’s the idea behind the French term Fete en Blanc, which translated to English means, Party in White.
Willow Valley’s amazing supportive living team created a magical afternoon “fete” for residents from our Meadow Ridge community. Residents waited in the lobby and were met with a breath-taking view when the doors of the ballroom opened. There were beautiful long white tables set to perfection with glowing lights hanging from the ceiling, wonderful food and live keyboard music by Willow Valley resident Jack Reardon.
The festivities began with the tradition of swirling white napkins high in the air. Residents toasted to health and happiness and enjoyed a delicious meal. After dessert, the lights were dimmed and glow sticks, instead of the traditional outdoor sparklers, waved in the air to the beat of familiar songs.
Kudos to our Meadow Ridge Supportive Living Team Members who created and organized this wonderful experience for our residents!
From those interested in the history in 1988, the first official Dîner en Blanc took place in the Parc de Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne, started by a man named François Pasquier, who invited a few friends to the Bois de Boulogne one day in June on his return to France after being abroad. To find each other in the park, they all wore white. The dinner was such a success that they decided the next year, each person would invite some other friends and the event grew organically into the 10000+ dinner it is today. Copied from History of the Diner en Blanc Paris, Untapped Cities