About a month ago (or more now) I threw a bridal shower for my very lovely sister-in-law, Shay. The lucky gal had three bridal showers plus her stagette! I was in charge of throwing her a lingerie shower (which we all know is the most fun one!). Shay is super sweet & innocent, so we decided against a racy theme for the shower. Instead I opted for tea party style event. There was a dessert bar, tea cups as centre pieces, many (many) paper flowers and the colour scheme was teal with baby pink & whites.
In keeping with the tea party theme, I created homemade teabags as guest favours.
These were super simple to make and would be great as favours or gifts at any party. I found the tutorial for the teabags over at A Beautiful Mess and slightly modified them to what I had on hand. Instead of making a tea bag with a coffee filter, I had a box of tea bags for loose leaf tea and just used those instead. I used a pomegrante & hibiscus herbal tea inside the teabags. I'm a sucker for a good fruity herbal tea and this blend brewed up pink, which kept with the pink & teal theme for the day.
For the packaging, I used some medium glassine bags, 4" paper doilies, baker's twine and some kraft brown cardstock. The method to wrap them is pretty self-explanatory - pop them in, fold over the top, add a doily, staple it all then wrap with the twine.
These were easy to make & super affordable. I ended up making about 25 of them and it really only took me a couple hours. Plus I'm a sucker for DIY that involves doilies, so I wasn't really upset I had to make 25 of them!