Top tips

How to make your morning tea a success

We want your morning tea to be fun and stress-free, so we’ve pulled together some top tips to help you with your planning:

Ask for help

Organising an event is easier if you have some helpers. Ask friends, family or colleagues to share the responsibility and of course the fun. Can someone bake, decorate or help spread the word for you?

Spread the word

Invite guests and share your fundraising page via Facebook, email, SMS or in person. Ask your guests to help spread the word amongst their friends and family too – cancer affects everybody, so you’d be amazed how supportive even strangers can be.

Ask for money

With 1 in 2 Australians diagnosed with cancer by age 85, most of us will be impacted by cancer in our lifetime. This is a powerful motivation that so many people share, so don’t be afraid to ask for donations.

Share your fundraising page in advance, and on the day place your donation box in a prominent location for all guests to see and access. In addition, set up a laptop or iPad with your fundraising page open so you can capture credit card donations from those who don’t have cash. Ask for donations in return for tea and treats, or set a fixed entry fee. And don’t forget you can boost your fundraising (and have a lot of fun!) with competitions and raffles at your morning tea.

If you are hosting at work, ask your employer if they are willing to dollar match what you raise.

Check out the host resources

In addition to your host kit, we’ve created loads of downloadable resources to help you get the word out and host a memorable morning tea, including: invitations, games, social media tiles and more. You can find them here.

Bring it back to the cause

Don’t forget to remind your guests that by enjoying a morning tea, they’re making a real difference. Talk about why you support Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, share a personal story and inspire them to donate generously.

Finally, remember that however you choose to host your morning tea, you’re making a huge difference to those impacted by cancer. Thank you.