The Macmillan Coffee Morning is the nation’s biggest annual coffee morning, where people from up and down the UK get together and raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Trust. People from all walks of life get to meet up over a cup of coffee (and a slice of cake!) and spend a few hours chit-chatting and most importantly, raising money for the people affected by cancer.
But coffee mornings can be much more than a means to raise donations for charity. They can help tackle loneliness, they can help people bond over common interests, and they can present the guests with new opportunities and collaborations that otherwise, might have never have happened.
Whether you’re organising a Macmillan Coffee Morning this year, or just a general coffee morning, we see these events as a fantastic opportunity to bond with the local people in your area.
So, without further ado, please find our top 4 tips to make your coffee morning extra special!
Coffee mornings will inevitably bring people in a room together who have never met before. Now, unless you have the wit of Oscar Wilde, the charm of Chris Hemsworth and the chat of Oprah Winfrey, you might be wondering how you’re going to break the ice amongst all those new people! Luckily, we’ve done extensive research to bring you a few games that will help you to get the room loosened up:
A brilliant and simple ice-breaker: The chosen person has to reveal three statements about themselves. Two are true, and one is a lie. The other people in the room have to guess which is the lie.
Childish? Yes. Silly? Yes. A good way to break the ice? You bet!
You might know this one… it’s the game whereby you write the name of a well-known person on a post-it note, and stick it to the forehead of one of your group.
They then have to guess who they are in 20 questions…
Remember: whatever questions they ask, you can only answer yes or no!
What better way to have a focal point around your coffee morning than hosting a quiz?! Whether you love or loathe having your general knowledge tested, quizzes get the brain ticking and are great for connecting teams. You could even give the winning team a cake…which brings us onto our next topic…
What do Laurel and Hardy, Ant and Dec, and coffee and cake have in common? They are all perfect combinations! So, why not host a baking competition amongst your attendees, whereby people offer up the group with their best baked cakes to be judged? The best thing about this? You all get to eat the cakes afterwards!
Have you ever thought about hosting a themed coffee morning? You can really make your gathering memorable by adding fancy dress into the mix! Ideas could include throwing a decade themed coffee morning such as the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s. Or how about a movie themed coffee morning, where people come dressed as their favourite movie characters? Or you could host a coffee morning where your attendees dress as their favourite popstar?
A themed coffee morning will certainly help break the ice and get the conversation flowing!
Coffee mornings are a great opportunity to bring your community together. Through just a simple cup of coffee and a slice of cake, we are reminded that whatever we are going through in life, we are not alone. We hope that our 4 tips to help you to make your coffee morning extra special have given you some inspiration to host your own coffee morning in your area. So, put the kettle on, log on to the Hikinjo app, invite local people in your neighbourhood to your coffee morning, and get connected!
Available on Apple & Play Store