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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tea Party Favors

Are you going to host a tea party or a ladies luncheon and need a special favor for your guests?
Here is an idea I would like to share. I can't think of a more lovely way to recycle!

What you will need...

misc. vintage tea cups
misc. antique silver spoons
misc. vintage linen napkins
tea bags
cellophane corsage bags
plastic lollipop sleeves
organza jewelry sized bags
narrow ribbon of your choice
packing material: crinkle, excelsior or shredded paper
Note: Hit the thrift shops for the vintage items and a craft store for the packaging materials.


Place a small amount of shredded tissue in the bottom of a cellophane bag. Create a "nest" and nestle the tea cup upright in the bottom of the bag.


Place a neatly folded napkin in the tea cup.


Take a tea bag and place it into a plastic lollipop sleeve leaving the string and tag free.


Tuck the tea bag and a silver spoon into an organza bag. Be sure to leave the handle of the spoon and the tag of the tea bag out. Pull the ribbon of the bag tight and secure with a single knot.


Tightly twist the cellophane bag (holding the tea cup and napkin) closed and secure with ribbon. Using the extra ribbon, tie the spoon and tea bag onto the cellophane bag.


Cut excess cellophane to make the final presentation neat and tidy. As an extra little touch you can hot glue a small vintage button onto the tea bag label!

Place one of the pretty packages on each place setting for your guests. Adding a card or tag will allow you to use the gift as a place setting marker on the table or you can simply use the space to write a special note.

Find a plain note card, gift tag or make your own. The vintage tea advertisement below is a great image to use as a label...

On the back of the card you could write someting sweet like...

Thank you for spending the afternoon with me...
I think you're as special as can be,
So I hope you will enjoy this gift of tea!


1 comment :

  1. LOVE this idea, Melinda! I do host tea parties and am always looking for pretty and thoughtful favors! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a most beautiful day!
    ;-D Kathleen