Hold a virtual mince pies and mulled wine event

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 online!

Mulled pies and mince wine

Mulled wine and mince pies

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, or after lockdown lifts, hold it in your home or at church. For online, Zoom, Google Meet, and Houseparty are just some of the platforms that offer free group video calls where you can enjoy your mince pies and mulled wine with others.

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 events@cafod.org.uk to let us know what you’re planning!

Read our top tips for promoting your event

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 event guide

Download fileMince pie toolkit 2020 (pdf, 2mb)

Fancy mince pies and mulled wine, but missing the atmosphere of this Christmas get together? Why not try out our ‘virtual’ guide to recreate this event for this Christmas.

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