Evolving from Kensington's Biggest Morning Tea, in 2018 the event will be bigger and better with businesses and the local community throughout Kensington and Flemington (postcode 3031, hence the name!) coming together to raise funds in the fight against cancer.
Entry is free and once you walk in the door of Kensington's Historic Town Hall, your senses will be consumed by the barista-made coffee thanks to Kensington's own Rumble Coffee and delicious treats provided by the local community and businesses, including Flemington's Nought's and Crosses, Baker's Delight and Kensington's own gelateria and cafe, 1565.
It's an all-ages event with live music from Sam Jones and Diana Wolfe, while Paint the Party's Alysha is back again due to popular demand painting the faces of the young (and the young at heart). The kids will also be able to enjoy the craft corner using recycled materials.
Paint the Party will be back this year to delight the young - and young at heart.
While the event is a great way for neighbours to connect and have a chat over a cuppa, things quickly become competitive at the silent auction. Some of the outstanding items on offer this year include a package from local business Dogfolk Pet Photography, a session with sommelier Ben Knight and dinners at local haunts including The Abyssinian, La Tortilleria (famous for supplying Mamasita's tortillas and delicious in their own right), New Somali Kitchen and new wine bar, Modest Hugh. Fun activities for the family are also up for bidding, with tickets to the Melbourne Show, Melbourne Cup Carnival and even zombie hunting at the local virtual reality gaming centre, Zero Latency. From pilates to massages, there's plenty up for grabs – and while it doesn't include the kitchen sink, there is a beautiful mixer tap and installation thanks to local plumber Richard Noke and Reece Plumbing.
So if you're a local – or even if you're not (it'll be worth the drive) – mark it in your diary and head on over to the Kensington Town Hall to help the fight against cancer.