The IN Thing: Fundraising with friends

Have you heard about The IN Thing? The lovely ladies over at Cancer Research UK sent out an email to let me know about the new fundraising event.

It’s a very simple concept that works around the idea of getting together with family and friends to raise money for a worthy cause. The idea is to pick a date in November, grab a bunch of your friends and host a fun night in.

I’ve been having a little think of what I could do for mine and so far the list includes:

– Tea party with cakes, sandwiches and gin (in teacups)
– Mulled wine and mince pies
– Curry and movie night (I recommend Angel-a)
– Mexican themed dinner party (who doesn’t love tacos?)

I think that a tea party would be good. They always seem to go down well and it gives you an excuse to do lots of baking and make unnecessarily tiny sandwiches. I practiced making some fairy cakes the other day. I’d not made any in so long that I thought it would be good to do a test run. I refreshed my memory on how to make them with a recipe from BBC Food (very simple).


Do you think you will host a night in with your friends? I’m going to be hosting one in Cambridge with my mum and some of her friends.