From Mad Hatters to cake platters

Invite some friends or colleagues, pop on the kettle and indulge in some wonderful cakes!

Sign up now and you'll receive your Big Tea Party pack as well as loads of great resources to help make you plan your party and make it a success!

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Kim-Joy cake recipe!

Make your tea party one to remember with an exclusive cake recipe from Kim-Joy's book, "Baking with Kim-Joy"

Amaze your friends with your baking skills!


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Hold your own tea party!

Let us know when you're planning to host your Big Tea Party so we can send you recipes, cake toppers, decorations and more fundraising ideas!

Sign up for your free pack today!

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It's tea time!

At work, school or with family and friends and help to raise vital funds for Mencap.

Watch our video to find out more about what kind of party you could hold.


Are you having a tea party in Northern Ireland or Wales?


If you're planning on holding your Big Tea Party in Northern Ireland or Wales you can sign up via the pages on our regional websites.

About Mencap's Big Tea Party

At Mencap, we know there are people with a learning disability who don't always have opportunities to socialise.

One of our recent surveys revealed that almost 1 in 3 young people with a learning disability spend less than 1 hour outside their homes on a typical Saturday.

You can help us change this and support people with a learning disability by raising funds at your own Mencap Big Tea Party!

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Big Tea Party leaflets and balloons

Get your tea party essentials!

We've created some brilliant resources to help you plan and hold your party.

Once you've signed up you can download invites, bunting and posters. We'll also send you your free pack.

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Shout about your tea party!

Make sure you use #MencapTeaParty on social media to share how your tea party goes and how you've put the resources we've provided to good use.

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How to pay in your fundraising

There are a number of simple ways for you to submit your fundraising money to us:

How your support helps

Whether your tea party is big or small, any money you raise will help towards people with a learning disability living fulfilling lives. 

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