You can hold a Dorothy’s Tea Party at home, in your workplace or even at school. All you need to do is register for a free Dorothy’s Tea Party pack.
In the pack, we’ve included everything you need – well, except the tea! We’ll send you invites, posters, decorations, cake labels and even recipe cards for some of our favourite cakes!
A successful party is all in the preparation…
Once you receive your party pack you can get to work planning your party! Work out the best date and time, and decide if you will meet online or in person. Then, you can get your invites in the post and work out your perfect pairing of cake and tea!
Hints and tips for your party
- Use the invites to ask friends, neighbours, colleagues and family to come along
- Advertise your Dorothy’s Tea Party by putting a poster in your window, on a bulletin board or somewhere prominent
- Share your party on social media (Top tip: Post your party as an event on Facebook)
- Get as creative as you like – you don’t have to serve tea! Coffee, hot chocolate and juice are all winners!
- If you need to stock up on china and serving dishes, pop into your local Dorothy House Shop to pick up a bargain tea set. You can always donate it back once you have finished – helping to raise even more money.
- Plan your baking and ask friends to help – the more cakes the merrier!
- Decide what donations you’d like for a cuppa and a cake
- Plan a fundraising game or two to raise even more money for the Hospice
- Display the Donation Form provided for anyone who wants to make a general donation or for people who can’t attend on the day
- Thank your guests for coming and let them know how much the event raised
Add some 'spice' to all that 'nice'
Want to raise that little bit more and have some extra fun at your Dorothy’s Tea Party? Here’s some ideas for adding a bit of rice to your tea party:
- hold a raffle – ask guests to bring prizes
- sell homemade jams, chutneys and pickles
- have a second hand book or craft stall
- hold a bring-and-buy sale at the same time
- play guess how many jelly beans in the jar
- have a cookie or cupcake decorating competition (great for kids and adults!)
- take any leftover cake into work for more donations
Remember, every single pound raised through a Dorothy’s Tea Party goes towards helping us to continue to provide our quality care – when it matters most.
How to pay in the money you raise
You can pay in your money by making a bank transfer. Use your surname and first initial, and the code DTP17 as a payment reference. This helps us trace your payments and attribute them to your tea party total.
Account Number 02529998
Sort code 56-00-34
Account Name: Dorothy House Foundation Ltd
Bank Nat West, The Old Bank Branch, 15 High Street, Bath, BA1 5AH
You can send in a cheque made out to Dorothy House Hospice – and don’t forget to include our GiftAid/Donation form.
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Order your party pack
Order your Dorothy’s Tea Party pack today and start planning your very own tea (or coffee) party.
Need any extras?
If you need additional materials for your party (i.e.: more invites, extra posters, bunting, cake labels, etc.) you can download them from the links below or request printed copies them from the Team.