Mince Pies and Mulled Wine
Sharing mince pies and mulled wine is a great way to spread Christmas cheer and raise funds to change lives this Advent, and you can do it 'in-person' or online!
This is a great event which is lots of fun! You can hold it after a service or on it's own in the Parish hall or at home. We know that there is lots of uncertainty at the moment to do with social mixing, so we are presenting a guide for this event both virtually and 'in-person'. The virtual guide is on this page, and the 'in-person' guide is presented as a pdf below.
What to do
1. Get people involved
Invite your friends and family, this is an event for everybody. Whether you fancy making your mince pies as a baking competition, or if you want to get your own spices for the mulled wine or buy everything ready prepared, anyone can get involved. And mince pies are just the start… what about German gingerbread, stollen or tiffin or any other Christmassy food? Or even mulled apple cider! And remember non-alcoholic drinks for those who aren’t yet old enough.
2. Set a date and time
Hold your event online using Zoom so you can enjoy your mince pies and mulled wine together.
3. Set up your fundraising page
Use JustGiving to set up your fundraising page, and ask people for donations. Alternatively, you can donate any money you’ve collected via the CAFOD website.
4. Promote your event
Use social media to spread the word! You could even notify the local paper or put a notice in your parish newsletter. Don’t forget to tag CAFOD on social media with the hashtag #CAFOD. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you’re planning!
5. Eat, drink, and be merry!
While you are enjoying a Christmas natter with your food and drink, you could watch a video or listen to some music. You could sing along to a YouTube video of carol singing. Or maybe prepare a short Christmas Quiz? It would be great if you could share the work that CAFOD does overseas during your event and ask for donations.
How about profiling some World Gifts? Call 0808 14 000 14 to find out more about selling World Gifts at your event.
Download the 'in-person' event guide
Hold an 'in-person' Mince Pies and Mulled Wine event!