Tea Party Favor Ideas

If you're looking for the perfect party favor for your next special event, consider sending attendees home with the gift of tea. No matter what your event-planning budget is, you can find tea favors that are sure to please everyone on your guest list.  

For larger events, you may be able to save money by buying tea gifts in bulk from an online retailer. This is also a good financial option if you're planning on using tea favors for several smaller celebrations throughout the year. 

Tea makes an ideal party favor for a wide variety of special events and occasions, such as birthday parties, holiday get-togethers, anniversary and graduation soirees, bridal and baby showers, and wedding receptions. For younger guests, you can substitute hot chocolate for tea. When it comes to creating the favors, the presentation counts as well. 

Here are some tea party favor ideas to get you started: 

1. Tea Cups

One way of presenting the tea party favors in both a useful and charming way is with the use of tea cups. Choose delicate glass tea cups with pretty floral designs, or solid-colored cups if you're going for more of a modern look. You can also match the color of the cups to coordinate with the theme of the party, such as pink for a baby girl shower. 

Place a few high-quality tea bags or a small sampler package inside the cups, and set one next to each guest's place setting. You can also add a floral or greenery sprig to add to the charm. 

2. Tea Gift Basket  

As another thoughtful idea, fill wicker baskets with a box of hot tea and a small bottle of honey. A smaller-scale option includes a few tea bags and a honey-coated stirring spoon, or an individually portioned honey stick. 

If you're not sure what type of hot tea to use, stick to a classic such as orange pekoe, Earl Grey, or chamomile if you want an herbal option. You can also include a sampler pack of black, white, and green teas. 

3. Personalized Tea Favors 

For a personalized touch, have mugs specially printed with the event details, such as the date, occasion, or a quote, along with each attendee's name or monograms. Another way of customizing the favors is by having the paper tags on the tea bags printed with the date and celebrants' names, for instance. Allow plenty of time for personalizing the favors, especially if your event takes place during a busy time of the year. 

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