12th Annual No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, Presented by The Purple Foundation

Lose the tie and join Honorary Co-Chairs Tricia Sims and Dr. Alan Berg and Chair David Nelson at the casually chic affair, No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, Presented by The Purple Foundation themed “An Artful Life“.

On Saturday, April 8th groups of people across DFW will host social gatherings – from backyard barbecues for as few as 10 people to formal dinners for 30 or more. These socials can be casual or formal, large or small, gourmet to potluck.

Dinner guests are asked to make a donation of  $150 for VIP* or $75 for general admission to ASD, of which ALL proceeds go towards housing and supportive services for ASD clients.

Select a dinner to attend

Starting at 7:00 p.m., all dinner hosts and guests are invited to the Frontiers of Flight Museum (6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75209) where more than 1,500 people will gather for an exciting evening of entertainment, dancing, music, drinks and delightful desserts donated by some of Dallas’s finest caterers. Fabulous items from Dallas designers, restaurants and stores to luxury prizes and exotic getaways will also be available for silent & live auction bidding that night!

Attend the dessert party only

Themed “An Artful Life,” inspired by the 1960’s pop art movement popularized by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the party of the year welcomes costumes and creativity. Entertainment showcases artist Clay Austin’s live body paintings, tunes by DJ Mr. Rid, and an explosive performance by the talented Hedda Layne.

Over-the-top, one-of-a-kind experiences will be available in the live auction, such as the Tuscany Culinary Experience which includes a five night luxury stay with daily breakfast, cooking class, dinner, and massage treatments, and the Bruno Mars Experience featuring tickets to Bruno Mars 24k Magic World Tour in New York City including a two-night hotel stay and airfare. In keeping with the theme “An Artful Life,” the silent auction will feature many works of art including original pieces from talented artists like Jay Maggio, Thomas Fallon and Robbie Conover as well as must-have items like tickets to sporting events, furniture, and gift cards to fabulous restaurants.


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The 13th annual celebration of food, wine and spirits will feature five events over four days, with 75+ restaurants and chefs, 450+ wines and 70+ spirits. __________________________________

Tons of desserts from over 20 of Dallas’s finest eateries will create a sugar sensation of sweetness, from pies and cupcakes to cookies and cake. A myriad of bars will feature beer and wine sponsored by Ben E. Keith, as well as, William Grant & Sons, a family owned distillery with an award-winning portfolio of spirits including Reyka Icelandic Vodka, Tullamore D.E.W., and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. This year’s official signature cocktail is the “The Warhol” made with Reyka Vodka, club soda and Angostura bitters.


In addition to Presenting Sponsor, Purple Foundation, the 2017 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party sponsors in the Platinum, Diamond and Ruby levels include: Alexandre’s Bar, Dallas Children’s Charities, Dallas Light and Sound, David Nelson & Don Neubauer, Friedman Marketing and Public Relations, GDP Advisors, LLC, Global Views, Hattie’s, Lula B’s, Morgan Stanley, Precision Delivery Services, Rob & Deanna Cahill, Scott+Cooner, Siter-Neubauer & Associates, William Grant and Sons – Hendrick’s Gen, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore D.E.W.


Current Dessert sponsors include: ASD Kitchen, Ben E. Keith Foods, Crush Sweets, Daisy Cakes Dallas, Daryl’s By Design, Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Empire Baking Company, Frosted Art Bakery, Market Street, Norma’s Café, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Petaluma Catering, Potpourri of Silk, Sugar City Sweets and Celebrations, Uncle Willie’s Pies and many more!

*The VIP ticket also includes an exclusive VIP lounge experience with a designated dessert buffet, full bar service, concierge services, special guest entertainment and VIP-only auction items.

About AIDS Services of Dallas

The mission of AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) is to create and strengthen healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS who are economically disadvantaged and to coordinate a broad range of direct services and programs. ASD’s mission includes advocacy, education, and the development of affordable housing options and community development opportunities, both for its residents living with HIV/AIDS, and for economically disadvantaged people. For more information about ASD, visit http://www.aidsdallas.org.

About Purple Foundation

Established in 2001, Purple Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit, has raised more than $600,000 to support local charities that improve the lives of people in the Dallas area who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Funds are raised through numerous dance fundraisers and social events throughout the year, including their premier, electrifying Purple Party Weekend featuring some of the world’s most popular DJs.

Images provided by Friedman Marketing and Public Relations. Image credit unknown.