Pancake party

Shrove Tuesday 13 February 2018

Who's excited for Pancake Day? We know we are! Hold a Pancake Party in aid of Headway to make your Pancake Day even more flippin' fantastic! Not only is it easy to get involved with but it also helps improve lives after brain injury - what could be better!

This is a great way to raise money for brain injury survivors, whether this is a single fundraising event or to help you fundraise towards a bigger event such as the Virgin London Marathon or climbing Kilimanjaro.

We recommend a donation of £1 per pancake or charging people to attend the event. Make sure you give people plenty of opportunities to donate during your party! If you would like to request a pop-up money box for your event please contact the fundraising team on or 0115 924 0800.

Make sure you send us a picture of your most creative pancake using #PancakeParty to enter our competition to win a one night stay with breakfast at the Jury's Inn in Cardiff for two, courtesy of Conference Care

Pancake Party poster

Pancake Party Preparation Pack

We've put together a selection of resources and recipes to help get your pancake party off to a great start!

You can get some basic ideas below, and download the document at the left of the page for more creative ideas. You can also buy pre-made pancakes from most supermarkets which you can simply warm in the microwave and add your favourite toppings.

Traditional pancake recipe

The traditional pancake is thin and crepe-like and the true pancake of Shrove Tuesday. Making pancakes is so quick, easy and cheap, but make sure you make plenty, they are always very popular!

Ingredients - Makes approx 12 pancakes

  • 225g plain or all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 600ml milk
  • 2 tsp melted butter or vegetable oil plus extra for cooking


  1. Sieve the flour into a large baking bowl, add the salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the eggs. Beat well until smooth and lump free.
  2. Add half the milk and the 2 tsp of butter or oil, beat well. Add the remaining milk and stir.
  3. Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Lightly grease a pancake pan or frying pan with a little oil or melted butter. Heat until very hot and add a ladleful of batter so it evenly and thinly coats the base of the pan. Cook until set and lightly golden.
  5. Turn using a spatula, or if you are really brave try tossing the pancake in the air and cook on the other side for approx 30 seconds.

Download our Pancake Party Preparation Pack for lots more tips, recipes and party ideas!


Cooking pancakes can be a challenge - there are a number of ingredients to measure and mix, and the frying pan and cooked pancakes will be very hot. If you have any concerns it's best to ask a friend, relative or support worker to help you.

Additionally, some types of flour and toppings may be unsuitable for people with food allergies or who are on specialised diets. Seek advice if you are unsure.

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • Closing date for entries is Tuesday 20 February 2018.
  • The winner will be decided on Wednesday 21 February and the winner will be notified on Facebook, Twitter or email on that day.
  • The winner will be required to provide a full name and email or postal address to be eligible to receive their prize.
  • The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  • By entering, entrants are giving consent to have their photos used by Headway in marketing and promotional materials, including the Headway UK website, the charity’s social media channels and in Headway News.
  • Competition entries to be posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email using the hashtag #PancakeParty. Entries can also be sent by email to Andrew Taylor on
  • Entries from employees of Headway UK or their families will not be accepted.
  • The winner will be decided by the social media team at Headway - the brain injury association and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Headway reserves the right to amend, cancel, modify or offer an alternative prize in whole or part of equal or higher value in the event of unforeseen circumstances or if, in its sole discretion, the prize is not capable of being issued.
  • Headway reserves the right to amend, alter or terminate this promotion at any time due to circumstances beyond its control.
  • Headway reserves the right to withhold the prize in the event of non-compliance with these terms and conditions or if the promoter deems, in its absolute discretion, there to have been any malpractice.