Saturday, October 10, 2015

Flower Crown Girl's Night for Le Diner en Blanc

Le Diner en Blanc comes to Charleston.

 François Pasquier  started Le Diner en Blanc 27 years ago, and the Dîner en Blanc in Paris includes around 15,000 people each year.

Dîner en Blanc's is held at a secret place until revealed on your bus ride there. The dress code is all white and you'll meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space here in Charleston.

You will need to bring your own table, chairs, cutlery, china, and glassware or you may rent them.  Also, you are encouraged to bring an elegant meal for two but there are prepared meals from local restaurants prepared for purchase as well.  Check out more of how the night unfolds on the website, Diner en Blanc.

Photo from Le Diner en Blanc website.

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I had a girl's night at our newly finished home to make ourselves some flower crowns.

We started the flower crown with floral tape and wire.

I chose to incorporate some fake flowers with some baby's breath.

We enjoyed some fruit, cheese, and wine while we made our crowns.

Here is where you begin, measure the wire so that it is a little bit larger than your head to make room for flowers.  Then wrap the wire in floral tape.

Next, you'll start wrapping the cut flowers and finish by wrapping both the flowers with the wire you've prepared.  Start on one side of the wire and move toward the other side placing the floral tape toward the direction you move.

Victoria got sleepy in a bed full of flowers like Dorothy in the poppy field.  (The Wizard of Oz)...

Jennifer was close to being finished.  Wait to see our final pieces on the next blog, our evening at Le Diner en Blanc.