Post # 1
Were having a lunch reception and even though were not having traditional high tea foods, we are going for a high tea theme. Our venue is a historic victorian style hotel and the theme just fits perfectly. Were only having 30-40 guests and our wedding is out of town for everyone so we would like to offer favors.
I’ve narrowed our choices down to three that I really love, just not sure which one to go with.
This is DIY teacups that I’m making as centrepieces for our long harvest table setups. Because their going to be centrepieces, not sure if I like the idea of having one at each of the place settings as well, I guess I don’t like the idea of repitition, but maybe I’m thinking about this too much….
DIY tins with loose leaf tea inside. On the labels I would include brewing instructions and the flavour, with several flavours of tea that I love from my favorite tea store.
Third is tea flavoured cookies. Found a recipe online and I’ve already tried them out, their AMAZING!! The cookies will be infused with Earl Grey and Lavender tea varieties.
Post # 3
I’m torn between the tea infused cookies and the loose leaf tea. I would be happy with both and they’re both really cute. 🙂 The tins may end up being less stressful though.
Post # 4
I think alternating the tea leaves and the tea cookies would be great. People can have a choice of what they’d like and a couple can take one of each. That also gives you more visual interest on the table.
Post # 5
@ShutterbugCait: @hlob: Thanks!!
I like the idea of alternating actually. All the guests will be couples so they can have the cookies and tea, great idea 🙂
Post # 6
I agree about alternating with the tea and cookies.
Post # 7
The tins of loose-leaf tea are nice because they will last. Cookies ought to be eaten soon, but the tins of tea can be kept for much longer.
Post # 8
I was just about to say I was torn between the loose leaf tea and the cookies when I saw the suggestion of alternating. Great idea, especially since all the guests are couples.
Post # 9
These are such cute ideas! I love tea, but I know I don’t use loose tea (I’m lazy haha) because I don’t have a steeper or anything. I like the idea of cookies because they’re edible, crafty and very pretty!
Post # 10
I think the cookies are more universal, because not everyone uses loose leaf tea leaves
Post # 11
Yes! both the cookies and the loose tea!
Post # 14
If you are using the teacup candles for your centerpieces, you could also give them away- 1 per couple.
Love the idea of alternating cookies and tea.
Post # 15
I hope I say this right…I’m not fond of the teacups…just as an aesthetic. Then, a teacup with a candle….I would feel bad for the $$ while I pitched it at home. BUT, I don’t know your group/guests.
I’m not a tea drinker (or coffee….) and noone in my family is either. With that info, I said the tea tins, as it could still be used for a guest who is a tea drinker, and I’d likely re-use the tin for little kitchen needs after.
Hope that helps with point of view from a potential guest who wouldn’t have the same preferences as you.
Post # 16
I think that that picture of a teacup favor is gorgeous!!!