Mid-morning events, such as morning teas and brunches, have the potential to be particularly successful. Why? Because scheduling considerations aside, this may just be the best time of day to meet, collaborate, and get stuff done. Everyone is warmed up but not worn out, making these type of occasions the perfect scene for interaction. Combine a gathering like this these with a mission or occasion, and if you get it right, it’s going to be great! Make the most of this energetic time of day when momentum is on a roll. Read on to learn more about making your morning tea or brunch event a success!
Everyone is warmed up but not worn out!
Tips for Morning Tea Event Success
Whether your morning tea event is a meeting, function or informal gathering, here are some handy tips and hints to keep in mind to help make it a success.
Welcoming your Guests
It’s always nice to make your guests feel welcome. Whether they’re your everyday colleagues or people you’ve never met, make sure they know they’ve arrived. There’s nothing worse than turning up and it’s like nobody knows you’re in the room! Successfully introducing participants to your morning tea or brunch isn’t just polite. It can help set the scene for a collaborative and interactive one, rather than a ‘captive audience’ situation. You want your guests to feel relaxed and welcome. This aspect still applies even if you only saw them 10 minutes ago in another meeting!
Colour in your Morning Tea
The lunch room, the meeting room, the foyer – if you’re holding a special morning tea in an ordinary area, take a moment to make it less ordinary. You needn’t go to massive lengths but some balloons, streamers or flowers can help to create a positive impression for attendees. It will also clearly show where to gather.
The fact is, people are going to stand – or they’re going to sit. What they’re going to do depends on what’s available and what’s happening. However, this type of decision is an important one! The success of your event may depend on how well you’ve thought things through. The problem with seating is that once in place, your guests may never move again – meaning they’re likely to remain with the same people they arrived with. Think creatively about the layout of the seating or event area, and its relationship to communal items such as food and drinks, to maximise interactions and the momentum of the function.
Tea and Coffee
If you’re offering tea and coffee (which you should be!) then be ready to accommodate everybody’s needs. Basic variations of black and white tea and coffee should definitely be available. Depending on your resources, it’s ideal to be able to cater for individuals with particular requirements, and considerate too. Ensure adequate supplies of cups, mugs and condiments are on-hand.
Mixing it with the Boss
Because your morning tea may bring together staff from different levels of business, it’s important to work at promoting successful socialisation. This needs to come from the top down. Sometimes more effort is needed to get things going but this type of effort can result in the reward of a more successful and interactive function. This is really one of the big benefits of an organised morning tea – the informal mode of dining can help break down barriers.
Catering for your Morning Tea
Morning tea catering has the advantage of being finger-food based. It’s a lighter dining experience – a win win in many regards. Bringing people together for an informal meal is a powerful thing – it means they’re more likely to lower their guard and have normal interactions, lessening the obstacles of hierarchy, role and responsibility. What may make for the perfect catering for your morning tea may depend on your event, business and staff, but here are some great ideas to get you thinking:
Fresh Fruit Platters
We offer a fabulous fresh fruit platter for only six dollars per person. It includes seasonal varieties of fresh fruits such as strawberries, kiwi fruit, watermelon, grapes, orange, pineapple, Rock melon and honeydew melon. No matter which direction you take your morning tea function, a fresh fruit platter customised for your guests is a great addition – furthermore, it can work as a feature of the event, or a palette-cleansing conclusion to the dining component of your meeting.
Raisin toast – yes, life is good when you have it. It’s a friendly, easy and winning way to compliment tea or coffee. We offer fabulous thick-sliced raisin toast for $4.50 / person with 2 slices. This option can easily be combined with a fruit platter for a light, yet filling meal that’s easy to manage.
Tea and Coffee
Speaking of Tea and Coffee – if your morning tea takes you away from familiar territory, it may be easiest to bring in the tea and coffee! We delivery hot pots of tea and coffee within the CBD. At $30 a pot / 10 people, this works out as an easy way to bring these most precious of beverages to help make your event a success!
Morning Tea Catering with Roozervelts
Roozervelts is based in Collins Place in Melbourne’s CBD. We offer free local delivery – enquiry for details – and specialise in catering for corporate events and functions. To find out more catering options, please visit: Morning Tea Catering. Alternatively, contact us below to find out how we can help make your event one to remember!
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