Sunday, 14 June 2015

Pretty in Pink high tea

Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraising events have been happening all around town in recent weeks. The primary aim of these events is to raise money for research into effective breast cancer treatment to improve survival. Yesterday afternoon, a group of friends hosted two Pretty in Pink high tea sessions with the goal of raising $1000 for the cause. The suggested donation was $25 for high tea or $30 including a glass of bubbly. There were also little bags of homemade treats to purchase and take home.

We donned pink clothes for the occasion and arrived to find every tiny detail thought of: linen tablecloths, pretty vases of winter flowers, elegant tiered platters (some homemade and available for purchase via a silent auction), beautiful china tea settings and Pink Ribbon Breakfast napkins. The food was every bit amazing as the various high teas we have experienced at hotels, restaurants and specialist cafés.

On the menu were three varieties perfect little club sandwiches, mushroom savoury tarts, haloumi and zucchini fritters, scones with jam and cream, chewy berry meringues, decadently rich raspberry chocolate brownies, Russian fudge and peanut brittle, topped off with pink and white coconut ice.

Pretty in Pink high tea
I love the idea of Pink Ribbon Breakfasts and bringing people together in the name of a good cause. My friends have shown that a successful event doesn't necessarily need to be at breakfast time. I'm tempted to host a similar event myself next year.

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