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Host a Tales and Teapots party

Tales and Teapots is a chance for you and your colleagues, family and friends to come together and celebrate your love of reading while helping to give disadvantaged children across the UK the literacy skills they need to succeed.

All you need to do is sign up for a free party pack which includes everything you will need to host your own party from invitations to posters, bunting and balloons. Then gather your friends and share your favourite books over tea and cake. 

The fantastic contributions you raise will help us to change the life stories of some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK.                   

If you host your party and send in your donations before 30 June 2017, you’ll have the chance to win exciting prizes 


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How to host your party

Your party pack will be sent to you in mid-May for you to get your Tales and Teapot party ready.

When you receive your pack, all you need to do is:

        Invite your friends

Speech bubbleChoose a date, invite your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to bring their favourite books. If you want to invite guests before you receive your pack, you can download invitations


Get baking

Be inspired to bake your own biscuits by the specially adapted recipe from Nadiya's Bake Me a Story that you will find inside your party pack. 

If you are one of the first 500 party hosts to register, you will also receive a cake stencil in your party pack!                                                        


Set the scene

BookDecorate the room with posters, bunting and balloons and be ready to   serve tea and cake to your guests in exchange for a small donation.

        Tell tales

BookShare your favourite stories and swap books with your guests. We'd love you to share the copy of Zookeeper Zoe included in your party pack. You could even hold a book sale during the party.

        Share your Tales and Teapots party

Speech bubbleShare pictures of your favourite book and cake from your Tales and Teapots party on social media with #TalesandTeapots @Literacy Trust @BootsUK

        Send in your donations

BookCollect the donations from your party and send your money to the National Literacy Trust using the reference 'Tales and Teapots'. 


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Friday 2 June

We’d love you to join us and host your party on Friday 2 June, when a Tales and Teapots party will be held in every Boots Opticians across the country

Nadiya Hussain is supporting Tales and Teapots!

We are delighted that author and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is encouraging baking and book fans to get involved with Tales and Teapots this year. Sign up to be a host and you will receive a specially adapted recipe from her book Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story inside your party pack.


The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.