Saturday, October 13, 2012

25 Before 25: Host a Tea Party/Host a Fundraiser

I knew from the beginning of my 25 Before 25 that these two entries would be together. I’ve wanted to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a while now, it’s something close to my heart after seeing my Nana die from it and seeing other family members battle it. I had seen the Get The Girls ‘Round campaign last year and thought it was the perfect idea. Straight away I knew I wanted to do a tea party, it was perfect for all ages and I could bake away to my hearts content! Here’s some of the pictures from the event.

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Those adorable bun cases above (and in the 3rd photo) were very kindly sent to me by Orla from Irish Girl in London.

As you can see I went with the pink theme. I made the bunting above in the second photo, as well as a skirt for the occasion (which I will do another post about!). We had some jazzy tunes playing and I had collected tea cups from charity shops all through the summer. Local businesses kindly donated gifts towards a raffle and since people brought along a load of other baked goods (we had another table covered in goodies!), we had an impromptu bake sale the next day after Mass. I have yet to finish counting the money raised, as I keep getting donations in, but so far we’ve raised in around the 500 Euro mark! Very happy with that, I was hoping to get around 200 Euro so I’m delighted.

And here’s a shot of the aftermath!

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That doughnut looking cake in the background was delicious and I will have a separate post with the recipe for that!

6 comments:

  1. Wow. Everything looks great!! Well done on raising so much, huge achievement

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    1. thank you! It was so much fun to do!

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    1. I'll invite you along next time! ;)

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  3. Wow, how long did it take you to make everything! It all looks so good!!! :)

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    1. thank you! And thanks again for the bun cases! I baked almost everything the night before, bar the scones. I iced the biscuits that night and then iced all the cakes in the morning and then made sandwiches 2 hours before guests arrived. Just about had everything done, except the music sorted before people arrived. So everything was done pretty much to schedule!

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