Cancer Council's Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is officially being held on Thursday, 26th May, but you can host a morning tea until the end of June.
It’s a great opportunity to bring together family, friends and work colleagues over a cup of tea and cake for a very good cause.
By registering and getting involved, your donation will make a real difference to fund vital Cancer Council research, prevention and support service programmes.
Jen Bishop, the blogger behind Interiors Addict lost her mother to cancer when she was three years old and is now an ambassador for the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
Jen says hosting an impeccably styled tea event doesn’t have to be hard and shares her top five tips for morning tea beginners:
Don’t overcomplicate things. You don’t have to go crazy for your tea to look stylish – try to keep it simple wherever possible. For example, don’t choose more than two theme colours, then stick to them and apply them consistently.
Keep it natural. A nice batch of flowers or anything else you might find in nature, arranged around the table or in vintage plates and cups, can go a long way. Natural materials are an inexpensive, yet impressive way to add a special touch to your tea.
Put the food front and centre. If you don’t have time to put a lot of time into styling the event, try focusing on the food. A range of gourmet doughnuts – they can even be store-bought! – can absolutely be the centrepiece of the table, for example.
On a budget? Go rustic! There are many inexpensive tricks for making your event look special without breaking the bank. Think: kraft paper as a table runner, or labelling the food by writing dish names on small pieces of chalkboard.
Surprise your guests. With a morning tea event, everyone will expect a nice cup of tea. If you want to add a surprising style element, don’t serve the traditional variety at all – instead, put out some tea alternatives such as floral iced teas in glass jugs.
It’s not too late to register for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! Click here for more information and start inviting your friends, family and workmates!