Tips for tea party success
Invite guests well in advance
Set a date and time when you’ll get the maximum number of friends, family and colleagues involved.
Plan your menu
Which foods will you serve? Will you keep it simple or go to town? Tea party favourites include sandwiches, scones, cakes, sweets and fruit. Decide in advance which tea you’ll serve – a Yorkshire brew or speciality loose leaf?
Add extra sparkle
Charging for tea and cake aren’t the only ways to raise money. How about holding a raffle, treasure hunt, best bake competition, herbal tea taste test or second-hand book sale, too?
Invite a celebrity
Invite along a local celebrity, your mayor or local MP. This could bring in the crowds and help you to raise even more money.
Bring out your best tea service
Set a lovely table and bring out your teacups, saucers and infusers, together with small spoons, forks, plates and napkins.
Thank your guests
Follow up by letting your guests know how much you’ve raised and how it will help JDRF to fund vital research to find the cure for type 1 diabetes.
Pay in your donations and share your success
Remember if you’re an early bird fundraiser you’ll stand a chance to win your height in tea! Pay your donations in online at our Donate page, post updates to your social media to celebrate and share your story for our blog.