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Tea Party Favors

Updated on February 2, 2015

Tea Party Favors

Imagine a quiet, relaxing gathering with your girlfriends. You sitting in a comfortable chair, sipping hot tea, eating sweet treats, and enjoying the easy conversation. This is the picture of a tea party. Giving favors is a way to remind your guests of the wonderful time they had at your tea party.

There are a variety of tea party favors available and we will explore the most popular ones including tea cookies, teapot timers, infusers, scones, and more.

Personalized Tea Gifts

Tea comes in many forms. From individual personalized tea bags to mini tea tins, all make for a nice presentation.

You can either purchase favors online or create them yourself. To make them, simply gather the necessary materials. Start by finding a store that sells specialty teas. Take a sample home and make the tea before buying it in bulk. Once you find a flavor you like and purchase the tea.

If you wish to use tins, decide how you are going to package your tea. Will you use loose tea or tea bags? How much tea would you like to give each guest? The answers to these questions will help you to determine the tin size. Personalize tins with labels you can purchase, or make yourself on the computer.

When giving tea bags, you can personalize each one with a label or wrap a few in some tulle with an attached custom tag.

Tea Party Keepsake Favors

It is nice to give a favor that your guests will take home and use. Be sure to think about who will be attending your tea party when deciding upon favors.

If they are true tea lovers, this tea infuser is ideal. The one shown is in the shape of a teapot, but you can find them in a variety of shapes depending on the occasion. The most popular tea infuser shapes are hearts for bridal showers and ducks for baby showers.

However, if they are coming to enjoy a fun gathering, and aren't avid tea drinkers, then this tea kettle timer is a better choice.

Tea Cookies

Tea and cookies go hand in hand. Send your guests home with these homemade cookies as favors:

1. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies - from "scubadive67"

2. Lemon Wedding Cookies from "norwichnuts"

3. Chocolate Chip Cookies from "scubadive67"

4. Lemon Biscotti Recipe - Photo by "norwichnuts"

Hazelnut Tea Cookies

These delicious cookies are popular during the holidays, but are also perfect for a tea party.

Scones, Clotted Cream and Jam

Scones, jams, and clotted cream are traditional sweets served at tea parties. Why not make your own scones, add a mini jar of preserves, and package them as favors. Fresh jams can be found and many local Farmer's Markets or gourmet grocery stores.

Scones are like a sugar cookie, but have buttermilk as a key ingredient. They vary in flavors including orange, raisin, vanilla, butterscotch, lemon poppyseed and more. Here are a number of recipes.

The white topping showed on this image is called clotted or Devonshire cream. It consists of sour cream, cream cheese, or cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. You can include this cream as part of your favor, as long as you tell guests that it needs to be refrigerated immediately.

Tea Rests

If you are looking to give a cute, inexpensive keepsake, a tea rest is ideal. Not only can you use it to hold your tea bag, but also as a trinket holder. White ceramic tea rests are most popular, as they go with most kitchen decor.

Tea rests are readily available at home and gourmet stores.

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    • favored profile image

      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Great ideas for a tea party or any party for that matter. I like the idea of tea favors.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      I would love to try some of these treats.

    • MrsPotts profile image

      MrsPotts 

      7 years ago

      I like getting cookies because I can have them with my tea later. It sort of extends the tea party for me.

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      snowcloud 

      7 years ago

      never had a tea party before but your lens is cool. two thumbs up!

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      Cynthia Davis 

      7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I love your ideas on tea party favors! Lensrolled to Tea Party Tips & Etiquette. Kindly drop by and give me words of wisdom.

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