Posted on: 4 October 2016
Breast cancer awareness month is well underway, and October is the perfect time to get your friends together for a morning tea. Not only do you get a chance to catch up with people you don't see too often, but it's also the perfect time to have a fundraiser with the proceeds being donated to research for a breast cancer cure. Pink is the colour synonymous with breast cancer research, so incorporating these three pink foods and beverages into your morning tea is the perfect way to support the cause.
There is nothing tastier than freshly carved ham off the bone. However, having a carvery may be a little over-the-top for a morning tea, so talk to your caterer about ways fresh ham can be served up to your guests.
If you are planning to serve a combination of hot and cold foods, mini quiches are the perfect partly-pink treat. Little bite-size morsels of pastry, egg, cheese and ham will go faster than your caterer can keep them on the plate.
Baby Berry Pavlovas
Provided the New Zealanders at the party don't want to get into a debate about who invented the pavlova first, bite-size pink pavs are the perfect sweet for your guests. Ask your caterer to turn the meringue mix pink with a few drops of food colouring. A small dollop of fresh cream combined with a fresh berry on top means the inclusion of fruit almost makes it pass for healthy!
Pavs do get soggy if they are left sitting with the cream on top for too long though, so make sure your caterer has access to a refrigerator to keep them firm for as long as possible.
Don't forget to include the pink theme in the drinks you plan to serve at your morning tea. While you don't want to encourage drinking and driving, a small glass of Rosé Champagne topped with a fresh strawberry is the ideal way to say cheers to a successful morning of fundraising. For those who don't like to indulge in alcohol before midday, serve grapefruit juice to tie in with the pink theme. Pink Chai is a lovely pink hot drink for your guests too.
Once you and your finger food catering service put your thinking caps on, it won't take long to finalise the perfect menu for your breast cancer awareness fundraiser. If it is a raging success, perhaps you and your friends will be inclined to make it an annual event.Share