dinner parties

Looking back on 2018....

You were (mostly)great, 2018!

This past year was a magical and tough year for so many, including The Dinner Party Project. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to good things, but we can look back fondly, hold everything dear, and get excited for things to come in the coming year.


Here are three things we’re thankful for in 2018:

  • Our Partnerships. In particular, we’re so gracious for our partnership with Tito's Handmade Vodka and their dedication to our philanthropic efforts. Because of that were were able to donate 3,633 meals to Mission of Hope Haiti. That is not a typo: Over 3,500 meals! YOU made this possible by attending TDPP.

  • Countless stories and laughs. If you’ve ever been to a dinner you know the food and the people are the foundation of the evening but it’s the stories that are shared and the laughs that take place that really create the lasting memories.

  • Hitting the road. You may or may not be aware, but I, Dana Marie, took The Dinner Party Project on the road this past summer and brought some amazing dinner experiences to the great cities of Washington, D.C, New York City, Houston, Austin, and New Orleans. If you didn’t get a chance to follow along on the journey you can get a glimpse here, here, here, and here.

Of course, there’s so much more to be thankful for, but these three really made an impact. Thank you, again, for all you’ve done to support TDPP in 2018!

IMMERSE Dinner Party 2018

A Night to Remember: Dinner, Drinks & Conversation

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sure, sure - the holidays are upon us, but we’re talking about the (what’s now become) annual VIP IMMERSE Dinner Party experience. You might recall last year TDPP had the opportunity bring together the 2017 VIP IMMERSE Dinner Party in gorgeous downtown Orlando. Go ahead - take a look…but be warned you might experience a serious case of FOMO if you weren’t actually there. Well we once again had the chance to host the 2018 VIP IMMERSE Dinner Party in the heart of The City Beautiful over the course (obligatory food pun 😉) of two splendid evenings.

Beautiful setting. ✔︎

Beautiful food. ✔︎

Beautiful people. ✔︎

Beautiful memories! ✔︎

Ready to relive the night? Here are some of our favorite moments:

Just a taste more….

And a full feature of the delicious menu offered to those in attendance:


Drooling yet? It happens, so nobody will fault you. We obviously couldn’t have this fabulous evening without the support and partnerships of the following:

And if the food weren’t appetizing enough (ok - just one more food pun) guests were treated to live entertainment—like firedancers—and the surrounding atmosphere of Orlando’s creative community bringing together by Creative City Project.

Also special shout-out to these great folks who helped make the evening so memorable: Downtown CREDO, Corkcicle, Prismatic and In Bloom Florist. Support them if you can!

So if that FOMO has taken over real bad and you’re interested in checking The Dinner Party Project events — including one of our dinners — be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so we can hit-you-up when there’s availability.

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