On Wednesday, November 13th more than 300 revelers dressed in white with table décor and food and drink in tow flocked to the Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront Commons for the first-ever Dreyfoos in White pop-up flash-mob style dinner. The location of the event was kept secret until one hour before the event, with ticket holders notified of the event location by text messages, emails and tweets. Seven-foot tall replicas of the Eiffel Tower, complete with sparkling white light illumination, greeted guests as the event was modeled after Diner en Blanc held annually for the past 25years in Paris, France.
Organized largely by Dreyfoos School of the Arts alumni and community members, this fresh new event benefitted the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation and was deemed to be a smashing success. From the over-the-top tablescapes – ranging from the elegant to the absurd -- created by partygoers to the sometimes outlandish all white ensembles adorning guests and the entertainment by Dreyfoos vocal, musical theatre and instrumental music students, the night featured non-stop fun. The dinner hour was signaled with everyone joining in the “napkin twirl” of white napkins. Another highlight of the night was a flash mob by Dreyfoos dance students. Dinner ended with everyone lighting the night with hand-held sparklers, signaling the start of dancing to the music of Dreyfoos alumni band Girlfriend Material.