Dressing Local for the biggest theme party Hyannis Main Street has ever seen

The Long Table has been a signature Hyannis Main Street event for years, but this year for the first time ever, on Sunday, June 23, the event will take place in the middle of the street.

Picture this: an elegant dinner party with over 500 guests enjoying delicious food from thirteen local restaurants at one long table while also enjoying fabulous entertainment like curated music from DJ Ian Lee. Each participating restaurant will offer their own themed four-course, sit down meal with wine pairings, and corresponding table décor.

Naturally, my first thought when I heard about this year’s event went to what I would wear. Different restaurants offering different themes means the options are varied – and fun! So, I made a plan to go to three Hyannis Main Street boutiques to find the perfect outfit to sit at the tables of Rendezvous Café & Creperie, the Naked Oyster, and The West End.

Rendezvous Café & Creperie is planning on bringing a Cape Cod twist to a traditional French meal starting the evening off with Salade Lyonnais and finishing with a Crème Brule, and their table will be decorated on the theme by Betsy Young of Soho Arts Company.

So, what does one wear to a French themed dinner party? Why, a black jumpsuit and a whimsical printed scarf from Directions, of course!

Naked Oyster will be cooking up a Taste of the Sea with a menu that features oysters from their very own oyster farm and local artist Stephanie Swanson of Swanson Studios will be creating the decor.

To dress for this table, I couldn’t resist trying on a nautically inspired blue and white striped sundress from Puritan Cape Cod, and the flowy ruffled bottom reminded of an ocean wave.


The West End and their incredibly talented events manager Meaghann Kenney will be creating what they do best: gold, glam and Gatsby-inspired. Their menu is thoughtfully curated with a main course of a filet mignon with foie gras butter, smashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Sitting at this table calls for a black, lace cocktail dress from Country Soul paired with a long gold, tasseled necklace reminiscent of the flapper style.

Regardless of where I end up and what I wear, the night is bound to be one for the books!

If you are interested in attending the Hyannis Main Street Long Table event reservations are to be made directly with the restaurant of your choice.