Looking to throw a tea party but unsure of gift ideas to thank your guests? Look no further! Here at easyeventplanning.com we have compiled a list of high tea party theme party ideas for when you’re planning your next “pinky up” party. Hiring a decorator for assistance is always an option when it comes to party planning, but if you’re ready to take it on solo, here is a do-it-yourself link to help you plan like a pro!
Tea Party Theme Party
1. Sugar Cubes
They’re perfect for the next time your guests make tea: sugar cubes! To make this favor even more fun and personal, try coloring them to fit the theme of your party. For example, if your party has a blue color palette, take some blue food coloring and drop them into a half-cup of sugar. Mix the sugar and food coloring together, then shape using a cookie cutter for some fun giveaways.
2. Tea Tins
Tea tins are perfect for any modern or antique themed tea party. Fill them with your favorite treat or mint to give to your guests as a thank you. Even after your guests are done with the treat inside, they can use them as cute containers to organize their belongings. Find tins with cute decorations or patterns on them for a more exciting gift.
The easiest and yummiest favor to give your guests: baked treats! From cookies to brownies, there is no end to the themed possibilities. Wrap up the baked goods and place them in a favor bag, decorating based on the colors or patterns of your party. Be sure to ask guests about allergies or food sensitivities they may have in order to try and accommodate everyone’s dietary restrictions. If you don’t have time to make these treats yourself, contact your local bakery and ask what treats they have in stock. This may be the better option if you have a lot of guests.
If you’re looking for a great and innovative gift for your guests, try making teacup candles! These are absolutely adorable and super easy to make. Grab some tea cups and candle wax from your house or from your local store. Be sure to choose a variety of tea cup patterns or candle wax colors to make each one unique. Then, heat up the candle wax and place a wick inside the teacup. Pour the candle wax over the wick, making sure that it stays centered. Allow time to dry, and voíla. You’ve just made some classy giveaways for your tea party.
5. Goodie Bags
Goodie bags are always a hit. To add a little sparkle, use a cute favor bag instead of a standard paper gift bag. Try to stick with the tea party theme, so gather some honey sticks, tea bags, or small tea spoons for each bag. Your guests will love the variety of gifts they get, and each one will come in handy for their next tea time!
6. Decorate your own Teacup
Not only will your guests love socializing while decorating a teacup, but they’ll also love taking this teacup favor home. Pick out some assorted stickers, paints and other supplies for your guests to use on their teacups. Depending on your budget, this activity can be completed with a special paper cardboard cup or a ceramic cup.
7. Tea Attire
Tea parties are known for classy and elegant attire. Even if you’re having a casual tea party in your backyard, you can include some fun clothing accessories as favors. Try making some fun small hats out of tulle fabric and cloth, and feel free to make them as fancy or as wacky as you like. Just make them memorable! You can set up a photo booth for your guests to take photos in them, and be sure to send each guest home with their own special little hat.
Small sandwiches and pastries are perfect for a tea party favor. Include recipes of all the foods you enjoyed at the party in a small book. Staple printed out recipe cards together with photos of each food as well. Your guests will love to take home such a useful book of easy recipes. Be sure to include the different types of tea you had as well as a reminder for how each food item was complemented.
9. Tea Collages
Create cute tea collages by cutting and pasting pictures together or designing your collage online. Include classic, old tea time photos as well as colorful tea cups and kettles. And of course, add some fun quotes. This will be a cute gift your guests can take home and use as decoration in their own home.
Buy picture frames from your local craft store and decorate them by drawing tea bags, small sandwiches, or tea cups onto each frame. At the tea party, ask someone to take a photo of your entire group having tea so that later on your guests can place the photo in their frame. This will make the perfect memento for your fabulous tea party.
All of these ideas are just the start for your fun favor ideas, so feel free to get creative and make each one your own! Be sure to take into account the number of guests you’ll be having before deciding on a party favor. Your guests will love afternoon tea with you, so prepare them some lovely gifts to remind them of this special event!