Charge your cups
Now it’s time to think about how you’ll raise those life-saving funds. Here are some ideas to create a stir and make your party a sweet success:
Ask for donations
Set up a fundraising page: you can do this via our website
You can use your fundraising page to ask friends and family who will be joining your tea party for donations. You can also use it to ask for donations to enter any games that you will be running.
If you are holding your tea party as a virtual office event, ask your employer if they’ll offer matched funding. They may match part or all of the money you and your colleagues raise.
Fun and Games
Mix in some games or a quiz to your tea party and charge people to take part. It could be as simple as guess the weight of the cake, speed-decorating, or pay to enter a team in a tea themed quiz.
Looking the part
We have created some print at home bunting and cake toppers to help your party look the part.
Flights of fun and fancy
By including some games at your tea party, you can let your imagination take flight! Here’s a helpful brew of ideas to get you started. You can use your online fundraising page to ask for donations to enter your games.
Guess the weight
Get your guests to donate to your fundraising page to guess the weight of a cake, weigh it at the end of the tea party and the person with the closest guess wins a prize.
Blind tea tasting
Stock up on as many different types of tea as you can find and see how many your guests can recognise without being told what they are. Challenge your guests joining online to do the same.
You could make up some tea themed questions and ask your guests for a donation to enter your quiz. Make sure you have a tiebreaker question ready in case of a draw!
Tea cup treasure hunt
Print and cut out a batch of these tea cups and hide them around your tea party venue. Give your guests a virtual tour of your house or garden to see who can find as many as possible or do a physical hunt for the kids in your house.
Sugar cube tower
Race against each other to balance a set number of sugar cubes on top of one another. Make it extra difficult by doing it while wearing gloves! Make sure the guest joining you online have their sugar cubes ready too.
Tea tray raffle
Before your tea party starts write down one of the number from tea tray raffle sheet and put the piece of paper in an envelope. During your tea party guests can make a donation to choose a number for you to write their name in. Only one name per square remember! Once all the squares have a name in, open your envelope to reveal the winning square: whoever’s name is written in that square wins!
Tea tray memory game
A fun game for All. Put a set number of items on a tray and cover them with a tea towel. Lift the towel for a minute to give players a chance to memorise all the items on the tray. The challenge is to remember as many items as possible once they’re covered again with the tea towel. A great game to do over a video call!
‘I’m a little teapot’ musical statues
Another fun game for little ones. Push the furniture back, put your favourite music on, and get up and dance. When the music is paused everyone must freeze in their best ‘I’m a little teapot’ pose. Anyone who accidently moves is out and the last person left wins!