2015 Mayfair Dinner En Pajama Pants.
(well as official as Dinner En Pajama Pants can or ever will be)
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Dinner en Pajama Pants is coming!!!
ARE YOU READY??!
Dinner En Pajama Pants is the black sheep, red-headed-step-sibling of Dinner en Blanc.
From Dinner en Blanc's Website:
At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc's” secret place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city's public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it's all not a dream…
Several hours ahead of time the location is given to dozens of friends and acquaintances who have been apathetically waiting to learn the “Dîner en Pajama Pants” location (Our "secret place" is none of your business). Dozens of people, dressed in pajama pants, and conducting themselves somewhat boisterously, all meet for a picnic in a public space in Mayfair.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city's public space by eating, laughing, and having fun. Beyond the spectacle and refined sugar of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of a good time.
Car traffic flows as usual; pedestrians stroll as usual. Occasionally someone will say, "hmm... there seems to be more people than usual in Mayfair walking around in pajama pants... whatev".
And if Dinner En Pajama Pants does turn out to be all but a dream, at least we will already be in pajamas.
Just like Dinner En Blanc (with whom we are not affiliated and respect totally), we will be keeping some things secret. Partially to increase suspense. Partially because we don't know all the details yet. Plus it lets us have "schedule of revelations".
Schedule of Revelations
Tuesday: Today we are disclosing both the date and time.
Wednesday: We will disclose the food and beverage vendors.
Thursday: We will disclose the location.
Date and Time
Thursday, 16 July 2015, 5 to 9pm.
You are welcome to arrive any time, but we would like to all sit down to eat together at 6:30pm for the community aspect (and to maximize our Instagram opportunities).
The location will be the Mayfair Third Thursday Night Market at Cottman and Frankford Avenues.
Location is accessible to public transportation.
Food and Beverage
You are welcome bring your own gourmet feast, or non-gourmet feast. If you do not feel like lugging your own grub (or don't have time to pack it), fear not! We will be at a location where both quality food and beverages options will be aplenty.
Food & Beverage Vendors
Grey Lodge Pub
Mary’s Mobile Diner
Jaelyn’s Lil Bit of Everything
PB and U
Gigi’s Water Ice
Barbara’s Xtreme Hot Dogs
Tables and Chairs
We will have tables and chairs set up, but bringing your own tables and chairs might be a good idea. Bringing your own table could help you win in the Best Tablescape prize.
We will be having prizes for "Best Tablescape" and "Best Pajama Pants".
Thanks to Mike Ennis for the great logo! We will have Dinner En Pajama Pants t-shirts for sale.
Facebook and Instagram
It wouldn't be 2015 if there wasn't a Facebook event set up. RSVP on Facebook here. Please invite your friends.
We created an Instagram account to capture the pictures of the day and for people to share. Check us out under Dinner_En_PJ_Pants. We'll decide on a hashtag once the date gets closer. #HellaClassy is the leading choice so far, but we are up for suggestions. If you've any let us know on Facebook.
Kids and Dogs
This is a kid and dog friendly event. Even better if you dress them up too!!
Tickets & Cost
No tickets needed. No cost involved except for what you want to buy from the vendors.
2015 Mayfair Dinner En Pajama Pants
Date: Thu, 16 July 2015
Time: Set up starts at 5pm. We'd like to eat together at 6:30.
Location: Cottman & Frankford Avenues
Cost: No tickets! No cover fee!