Dining With Friends

Host Information & Party Ideas 

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Important Dates

January 29, 2010  5:30-8pm - Kick-off Party at Wine Merchants Gourmet for your host materials.

February 19, 2010  9-5pm  - Last Day to drop off Completed Party packets so Dessert Finale tickets can be mailed to guests.

February 27, 2010 8pm-unitl - Dining With Friends Dessert Finale and Top 15 Finalist Design Competition.


AIDS Care Service 

P.O. Box 21737
Winston-Salem, NC 27120


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Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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  Postponed Due to Inclement Weather Expected on Friday!

 ~ The Dining With Friends Kick-Off Party at the Wine Merchants Gourmet has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb 6th from 4 - 6:30pm.  Anyone wishing to host a party can register online now and pick up Party Packets at the Kick-Off or if they need their Party Packet immediately, they can register online and contact ACS to make arrangements.  Hosts can call Katherine Foster at 336-777-0116 or email kfoster@aidscareservice.org.  

Dining With Friends is a dinner party fund raising event that ends with a Grand Dessert Finale.  Supporters of AIDS Care Service host dinner parties of various styles and themes and invite guests who bring monetary donations for ACS.  This years theme is Designs for Living and is sponsored by HanesBrands, Inc, Whole Foods and the Millennium Center.

 How YOU Can Host a Dining With Friends Party!

  • Attend the Kick-off Party on Jan 29th at Wine Merchants Gourmet to pick up a host packet with supplies, information and ideas or contact ACS to register after that date.
  • Decide if you want to host a party alone or recruit friends as co-hosts. Donations to ACS are tax-deductable and most expenses of hosting a fund raising event are too. 
  • Choose a style for your party and decide if you want a theme.  Your party can be whatever you want: formal, informal, just desserts, potluck, at work, after church, with entertainment, with costumes, certain food colors or groups, just a few friends or an open community event. The possibilities are endless and ACS is here to help you with ideas.
  • Choose a party date before the Dessert Finale on Feb 27th and invite your friends to your party.  Hosts can either mail invitations supplied by ACS or use available electronic media to invite guests.
  • Prepare for the day of your party and have a great time.  Collect monetary donations from guests for AIDS Care Service using the DWF envelopes supplied.  For each guest meeting the minimum donation requirement of $25, ACS will mail them a ticket to attend the Millennium Center Dining With Friends Dessert Finale.
  • Finally, complete the host form early totaling your donations and contact ACS to pick it up so we can mail the tickets to your guests for the Millennium Center Dessert Finale.  Enjoy!

If you register now, we can have your
customized Dining With Friends packet ready
at the kick-off party. 

Dining With Friends Party Ideas

  • Theme Parties - Fashion Show, Disney Movies, Toga, Pirates, TV Show Themes, Red Carpet Wear, Pajama Party, Hat's, Circus, Movie Characters, Literature Characters, Gender Bender, Mobsters, Outer Space, Under the Sea, Animals, 50's Theme, Flower Power, 70's Disco, Masquerade Party
  • Food Themes - All-American, Greek, Italian, Latin, Exotic, Food Colors, Food Shapes, Tail-gate, Vegetarian, Wine Tasting
  • Social Group Parties - Church Fellowship, Co-workers, Neighborhood Associations, School Organization, Football Fans, Special Interest Clubs, Hobby Groups, Music Groups
  • Event Parties - Dance Show, Comedy Troupe, Theatrical Production, Super Bowl, Bingo, Karaoke, Drag Show, Fashion Contest, Acrobatics/Fire Show, Swing or Jazz Band, Board Games, Wii Party, Treasure Hunt

Are You Unable to Host a Party but still Wanna Make a Donation?

A Special Thanks to Our Dining With Friends 2010 Sponsors

  Hanesbrand smallwhole foods

The Millennium Center 

Wine Merchants Gourmet