The Dinner Series – but not necessarily…
The Dinner Series is a tradition at First Unitarian. It is a win-win-win event. It offers hosts and guests the chance to meet new people and make/renew friendships in a small, friendly group setting, and it raises money for the Congregation.
How it works
- People who want to host a gathering (or who have questions) can contact the Dinner Series team.
- We prepare a catalogue of events on offer, promote them, and sign up guests.
- We collect payment on behalf of First Unitarian and provide you with a guest list.
- Hosts get an in-kind tax receipt for their expenses, if desired.
How to be a host
- Decide on an event: You can host a lunch, brunch, dinner, picnic, coffee/tea and dessert, wine and cheese, barbecue —whatever you want. It could include other activities: board games, trivia night, karaoke…. It could be adults only or be directed to parents and children. Sometimes friends host a meal together.
It does not have to be a dinner. In fact, last spring there were no dinners.
- Choose a theme or a name for your event. Here are some suggestions:
• Pick a nationality: French Country, Italian, Greek, Middle-Eastern, British, Thai, Canada coast to coast.
• Pick a food genre: Vegetarian, comfort food, soup and salad buffet, high tea, all-day breakfast. We have a binder with menus and ideas if you are stuck.
• Pick a do-it-yourself food: build your own pizza, sundae, tacos etc.
- Decide on how many guests you can accommodate.
- Decide on a place. Probably your home, but it doesn’t have to be.
- Pick a date and time: anytime in November, December, January or February.
- Set the price, which should be at least equal your total cost divided by the number of guests you can host.