Tea Swap Party

I was looking for photos for another post when I stumbled across these and realized I hadn't done a post on them yet! 

It all started about six weeks ago when I was running out of my favorite tea and asked for suggestions on Facebook. Some one suggested doing a "tea swap" with other ladies. Two of my friends jumped on board and together we put on a really fun event! 

Between the three of us we provided the food, decorations, and setting.  We held the event in one of the other lady's living room. She set up two card tables and has a gorgeous collection of Depression glass and linens we used to decorate. Three of us brought a few treats. The "tea" was at 3:00 pm so we kept the food light and didn't attempt to provide a whole meal (thought we basically did any ways). 

We asked each of the ladies attending to bring a box of their favorite tea and a mug/tea cup for a mug swap. For the swap we did a "dirty Santa" or "Yankee swap". We had such a fun collection of mugs from tea cups to travel mugs to great big mugs perfect for an early morning cup of tea. For the tea swap we each got one tea bag from every one else so we all came in with one kind of tea and left with seven new teas to try.

Over all it was such a fun way to spend an afternoon. The biggest burden was definitely on the lady hosting at her house as she did all the cleaning and decorating, but we pretty much threw it together in a week. We are already talking about our next one and this time I am thinking of some fun party favors for each the ladies to make it extra special.