Who doesn’t love a mug of steamy hot tea on a cold winter morning?
The morning cuppa is a bona-fide Aussie tradition, whether it’s at the morning tea break at work or a fresh pot of Earl Grey to kick off your weekend.
Did you know that by hosting or attending morning tea this May, you can help in the fight against cancer?
It’s estimated that 134,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, with 1 in 2 Aussies receiving a diagnosis before the age of 85.
Yes, cancer is serious business. But by gathering your friends, family and workmates to share a pot can make a big difference in the lives of cancer patients.
Join Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this May
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is more than just an excuse to share a pot of tea and a plate of scones. It’s also a way of giving cancer researchers the resources they need to fight cancer
Last year, almost $11.9 million was raised, all of which went straight towards funding cancer research, advocacy, programs and services with the goal of having a cancer-free future.
This year’s event looks no different. In fact, 2018 is the event’s 25th anniversary – you won’t just be fighting cancer, but also celebrating two-and-a-half decades for this meaningful cause!
The way it works is simple: all you need to do is invite your friends over and ask for a small donation.
Every registered tea party will be given its very own donations page that others can contribute to!
“I want to get involved… where do I start?”
If you want to be part of this great cause, you can ask your workplace or school whether they’ll be hosting an event. Even better, throw a tea party of your very own!
If you’ve formally registered as a host, you’ll receive a Host Kit that will serve as your guide in making your tea party fun and meaningful. Furthermore, this puts your morning tea in the Cancer Council’s database, allowing others to join and increasing donations.
Preparing for your morning tea
Whether you plan to make it an intimate event or a public tea party, you’ll still need to do some organising. Once you’ve registered (or haven’t), it’s best to start planning for a memorable event:
Start by choosing a theme
The first thing that pops into your mind when you think of a tea party is undoubtedly vintage floral tea cups, raised pinkies, and maybe even the Royal family. But there are so many more themes you can integrate into your tea party – you’re limited only by your imagination.
Catch up on this blog post to discover 3 of our favourite tea party themes.
Create a guest list
Depending on how small or big your tea party is, you might also need to consider how many guests you’ll be inviting so you can prepare a menu for the big day. You wouldn’t want to run out of tea at your morning tea, after all!
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea takes place on Thursday, 24th May, however you can host an event any time throughout the month of May, making it easier to plan an event around colleagues or friends.
All you need to do is register online, and the quickest and easiest way to spread the word and collect donations is to share to your various social media platforms.
And of course, choose morning tea catering
It wouldn’t be morning (or afternoon) tea without a good range of pastries, snacks and drinks!
Whether you formally register or not, you’ll want to serve your guests with a sumptuous meal and sweet pastries, as well as a wide range of different teas to cater to everybody’s unique tastes.
When planning morning tea catering, you’ll need to think of how many RSVPs you’ve received, as well as your budget.
And that’s where we come in!
Make your morning tea party unforgettable with Your Private Chef!
So, you want to do your part, but simply can’t find the time to plan your morning tea.
Fortunately, Your Private Chef will make sure that you’ll have an unforgettable
food experience to share with your loved ones and friends.
Forget the stress of building a menu, sourcing all ingredients, and baking. Why spend precious downtime setting things up when you can choose from our range of morning and afternoon tea catering options?
Choose your morning and afternoon tea menus
Whether you’re hosting a fancy high tea or a friendly get-together over coffee, you’ll need finger food appropriate for the occasion.
Luckily for you, we’ve curated a huge range of bite-sized snacks that go perfectly with coffee or tea. Explore our morning and afternoon tea menus (and order online) here. From muffins and Danishes to bagels and scones, we think you’ll love our extensive range of morning and afternoon tea catering.
In addition to morning tea snacks, we also offer hot and cold beverages.
Explore our beverage packages here, including tea and coffee stations and even a Nespresso machine hire!
Team up with Your Private Chef in the fight against cancer!
You don’t need an excuse to throw a tea party. At Your Private Chef, we’re the type of people that leap at any excuse to whip out the fine china and raid our collection of teas.
And when said tea party will contribute towards the battle against cancer, that’s all the more reason to throw a party!
Are you planning on joining Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this year? Determined to make your morning tea stand out as one to be remembered? Make sure you call Your Private Chef for delectable morning and afternoon tea catering!
Place your order online, and if you have any questions or would like to discuss your tea party menu further, contact us now. Call our friendly event team on (03) 9018 9321 or fill in this form with a few details about your event and we will be in touch!