Pop-up dinners are all the rage in Los Angeles, take the LudoBites craze or the Wolvesmouth mania. But never before has LA had a pop-up picnic until now. Don your finest all-white Gatsby garb and Karen Blixen china and you’re set to enjoy the tres-chic PopUp Dinner L.A. Saturday, August 25th.
Location? Somewhere in Los Angeles that is both gorgeous and outdoors, but the actual details won’t be revealed until 3 pm on August 25th. The suspense is sexy indeed!
Guests of PopUp L.A. are required to wear all white and bring their own tableware, food and beverages that reflect a love for dining in an elegant and graceful style. (They will be providing tables and chairs)
There is no “right way” to participate in PopUp L.A. there is only a time, a place, and a group of your best friends with which to share the unparalleled experience of this unique event.
It’s a chance to channel your inner Martha Stewart to create the ultimate outdoor eating experience. And this includes mood lighting as there is no electricity, so dining by candlelight takes on a whole new meaning.
There are two options: Bring-Your-Own food, (tickets $28 pp) or Admission Ticket + “Three Brothers Catered” Dinner – ($78 pp). Ticket price includes permits for space, alcohol permits for our guests to be able to bring wine and champagne, table & chairs, security, bathrooms, medic station, waste management, musicians, and event set up and clean up. In addition, a portion of proceeds go to Slow Food-Los Angeles.
White attire is de rigueur! We encourage you to dress in white, elegant fashion from any era; with hats, accessories and creative attire that expresses your own appreciation for style, fashion and beauty. Accessories and shoes need not be white, as long as the overall effect of your outfit is white! *Please no feathers, it is impossible for them to leave no trace behind.
Tables and Chairs
They provide tables and chairs and you provide white tablecloths and table decor. The tables will be 8′ long x 30″ and will be set-up in continuous rows – so use your best judgment as to what size tablecloth will cover the table area needed for you and your party.
So that large parties can buy their tickets separately but ensure they sit together, seating is first come first served. If you have a large party make sure to arrive as close to the event opening at 5pm as possible so that you will all be able to sit together. Each 8’ x 30” table is designed to seat a minimum of 8 guests. If you have a smaller party expect to share your space and bring enough table cloth/ décor to cover just enough space for your party.
Once set, each table at the event is an elegant, beautiful place to dine! Get creative as you wish – say, real silverware, candelabras, candlesticks, vases of flowers and whatever else expresses your vision. This is your elegant dinner party for your group within this grand event – have fun! And REMEMBER TO BRING A WHITE NAPKIN FOR THE WAVE (see photo above)!!
This event is meant to inspire the master chefs inside us all! Feel free to bring hors d’oeurves, an entrée, and a special dessert for your elegant dinner party picnic. And, yes, as with any great dining experience, wine, champagne and beer may be enjoyed with your meal. We do, however, ask that you limit wine/ champagne to one bottle per person.
Leave No Trace
Part of the magic of this event is that it gathers so many friends yet leaves no trace at the end of the evening. All parties must bring with them their own white trash bags and plan to take their trash and recyclables with them at the end of the evening, and dispose of any waste they generate at home (not at the garbage cans on-site).
On the day of the event, guests will receive an email at 3:00pm with the location information – Completed schedule below:
3:00pm … Secret Location Revealed!! (Via Email)
5:00-7:00pm … Guest Arrival/Check-in and Set-Up
7:00pm … Napkin Wave and Dinner Begins!
7:00-9:00pm … Dinner and live musicians
9:00-10:00pm … Dancing!
10:00-11:00pm … Cleanup and Departure
11:00pm … Good Night!
Hand Made Events
PopUP L.A. is produced by Hand Made Events, a small boutique event company specializing in “pop-up” dinner party events. Hand Made Events produces Le Dîner à San Francisco, Le Dîner à San Diego, PopUP L.A. and The Great American Pop-UP Dinner Party – Austin.
For more info or questions, please feel free to post them on our Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For tickets, visit PopUP LA.
Photos provided by Hand Made Events.
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Written by Lanee Neil