Hosting a butterfly tea party is a great opportunity to get together with your friends, family and colleagues, whilst raising vital funds to help thousands of children and their families get the support they need to make the most of their precious time together.

It’s really simple to organise a butterfly tea party. You can make it as small or as large as you like; a quick cuppa with close friends or a day long garden party.

Here are just a few ideas for ways you can enjoy your butterfly tea party and raise money for seriously ill children, whether you're holding an event for two people or 20.

A butterfly tea party at home

Invite your friends and family round to enjoy a vintage cream tea with scones, jam and cream and a cup of tea for a small fee.

Children's tea party

Invite your friends and their children to a butterfly tea party for a small donation, and have fun decorating paper plates and butterfly cut-outs.

Tea breaks at work

Ask your colleagues to bake a cake in advance. Have a cake tasting competition and ask people to pay to sample the entries.