The Lure of A White Party

written by Tonya Evans July 17, 2019

It’s that time of the year when every party invitation begins with one word – white. A summer white party has an absolutely, irresistible lure. A fête of the highest order and the ultimate in elegance & glamour.

Last year, I secured a coveted invitation to Le Dîner en Blanc, the granddaddy of all White Parties. Le Dîner en Blanc, the pop-up outdoor dinner party that originated in Paris in 1988, is held in over 80 cities in 30 countries. 

But this year’s summer white parties were extra special because I celebrated two women that I both love and adore.

First, we celebrated my Grandmother’s 99th Birthday. I couldn’t have been more thankful to be there to honor her and so thankful that my children {and all of her grandchildren} could be there. We weren’t so strict on the white dress code.


Note the lenient dress code.

The second was an epic 50th Birthday party for my #BFF LaShonda. Having been best friends since we were 15, it was a special opportunity to show her how much I loved her and indulge in a weekend celebration of family & friend brunches, late-night conversations, drinks by the pool and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

We met at the posh Jekyll Island Resort. A beautiful location that is both secluded and off the grit but easy to get to.

Yes, there’s just nothing like the allure of a summer white party to make you want to dance the hot summer nights away.


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