The Pop Up Dinner is a flash picnic. Hand Made Events chooses the location and sets up the tables and chairs, and guests bring the rest. It takes a little planning to make sure the evening unfolds beautifully!
Before the Event
Gather a group of friends and add your name to the guest list. Everyone on the guest list receives email updates about ticket sales. Be sure to buy tickets before seats sell out! Only people with purchased tickets will receive the location of the PopUp Dinner, which is revealed at 3 pm on the day of the event.
Can’t find your location on the guest list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your city on the map!
The evening centers around a fantastic self-catered picnic. We recommend that you bring a combination of starters, main courses, and desserts to enjoy and share.
Creating a lovely ambience is essential for the best PopUp Dinner experience. Get creative with table decor and place settings! You may want to bring flowers, dishes, silverware, place cards, and pictures to dress up your table. We suggest browsing through our past events for inspiration. Additional lighting options must not require electricity. Don’t forget white napkins to wave at the 7 pm kickoff to dinner!
We encourage everyone to dress in white. This is the only dress code requirement. Coming dressed head to toe in all white is a nod to the simplicity of the event concept. It is elegant but unfussy, and creates part of the magic of the evening. Please keep in mind that feathers and sequins don’t leave a location untouched.
Guest Arrival/Check-in and Set-Up – Seating is first come, first served. Each finding seats together. Smaller parties will share tables, so please plan your decorations accordingly.
Dinner and Music - Enjoy dinner and drinks along with thousands of other guests as live music plays in the background. Stroll through the venue to see the creative table decor and meet new people.
Revelry - After dinner, a designated area will serve as a dance floor for an hour, as the entire party is encouraged to dance under the stars.
Cleanup – Leaving no trace behind adds to the mystery of the evening. Bring trash bags for clean up and take as much trash home with you. Trash facilities are available at the site but fill up quickly. You are responsible for your table’s cleanliness.
After 10:00 pm we encourage everyone to get home safely. Taxis, Uber, Lyft, and Public Transportation are all available near each of our venues. We also support the use of Designated Drivers.
We love receiving emails of stories and photos the next day, so don’t be afraid to share your experiences with us. And please use the event hashtag #popup(city)(year) and tag us @handmadeevents on Instagram!
PopUp Dinners should be fun and welcoming for all guests. Because of the nature of this event, we respectfully require cooperation to make this a special evening from beginning to end, while avoiding any incidents. This event includes a large amount of people, please be conscious of their experience as well as your own.