Physical event options
Below are a few ideas for Bake it for Babies that you could hold in person but if you’d like to chat through how you could make a Bake it for Babies event work for you, get in touch by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7802 3200.
- Bake sale – If you’re able to hold a traditional bake sale, perhaps at work or in school, while still adhering to social distancing guidelines, this is always a popular event! Take a look at our social distancing tips below to get some ideas for how best to do this.
- Cake and coffee morning – You could hold a smaller, more private event with just friends and/or family. This could be in your home or garden, with one other household, or you could head to a park or in your street to welcome more guests.
- Doorstep deliveries – If you don’t have access to a suitable venue, you could arrange deliveries of your delicious treats straight to people’s doors! Arrange orders beforehand, take payment via a JustGiving page or Facebook fundraiser and then deliver at a pre-agreed time.
Social Distancing Tips
The guidance for holding events is changing frequently so it’s a good idea to check the government website closer to your event to make sure that your plans still fit with current guidelines. Restrictions will also vary depending on where you live so be sure to understand your local rules.
Below are some tips for helping you keep your event as safe as possible under the current guidelines:
- Choose a venue that has plenty of space and easy access – a garden, outside a community hall, in your street or a large foyer of your office building could all be good options.
- If your venue is an enclosed space where social distancing is difficult, wearing face masks can help to protect you and your guests.
- Try to avoid physically exchanging items where possible. Provide your baked goods in individual portions so that people can help themselves without having to touched shared serving utensils.
- Avoid using cash by setting up a JustGiving page or Facebook fundraiser so that people can donate online. Print out a sheet with the link to your page on so that you can display it clearly.
- If you do put out a donation pot, encourage your guests to put their donations in directly rather than handing you the cash.
- If you’re holding an event in a non-public venue or somewhere where you know and trust all the guests, you might want to consider having an ‘unmanned’ table where you leave all the treats along with an honesty box and a sign with a suggested donation amount. It would be advisable to regularly monitor and empty the donation box if you do this.
- It’s important for you and your guests to maintain good sanitation practices. This includes regularly washing hands for 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer where soap and water isn’t available. This is particularly important when exchanging or sharing items such as serving utensils, money or cakes!
General tips for Bake it for Babies events
- Choose a free venue and make sure you ask permission if it’s a public area. Somewhere that people walk past to be tempted by the delicious treats is best!
- Set a date and time when people are around and hungry. Mid-afternoon is always good for office snackers… you could even provide a trolley service! Be sure to maintain a 1 metre distance.
- Spread the word about your event using social media and our posters so that everyone can put it in their diaries. If your event is at work, you could send a calendar invite or pop an email to everyone to let them know. For events at school, a letter or email to parents is perfect.
- Ask friends, family and colleagues to make one item each so that your table is laden with goodies. Single portion bakes like brownies and cupcakes are great so that people can help themselves without needing to slice anything.
- It’s really helpful to provide paper plates or napkins so that people can take their cake away with them to enjoy. You could also offer tea and coffee with your cakes to raise a little extra money.