Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Recipe Wednesday:{Valentine's Tea & Cookies}



Do you have plans this Valentine's Day for a little tea and cookies? If not, you may want to consider it. In as much time as it would take you to wash a load of laundry, you can set up a sweet Valentine's Tea table for a lovely family tea together. By making up the Valentine cookies and tea bags ahead of time, say a day of two in advance, all you need to do the day of your tea is to take out some of your pretty tea cups and tea pot that have been waiting for the "special occasion", and set your table.


We put together a small Valentine Tea table using an assortment of items we already owned.We were not willing to spend on new things when we have so much already we can use. What we used was not from a set, but eclectic pieces brought together. We made up ahead of time our tea bags, sugar cubes and Valentine cookies. This Valentine Tea for three was put together on a budget. We bought the cookies, chocolate for covering the cookies and red heart napkins. The mold was bought with a gift card. So we paid about  $5.00-$6.00 total if that.


We wanted to try these cookies and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. They really do not taste any differently than the big "O" in our opinion.


This is the mold we used for our cookies. This was our first time using a cookie mold. We just followed the directions on the mold and they turned out decent for our first time out. Simpler than anticipated.


So here they are. We like the homemade look of the rough around the edges look. The heart napkins we picked up at Target for $2.00.


O, be still my heart! We fell in love with these sweet little Valentine tea bag covers last year when we first spotted them at Creature Comforts. We just had to use them!

                       There is a sweet little message on the front of each envelope.

On the back side, there is a spot for you to write down the name of the tea inside the envelope. Also you can remove the tea bags string tag and replace it with the one that comes with the tea bag printable.

These tea bag sting tags are really Valentine candy bar wrappers that we cut in a square and tied onto the string. We have provided links for both the Valentine tea bags and the Valentine candy bar wrappers if you would like to download them.






Valentine Teabag Wrappers
Creature Comforts: Valentine Te Bag Covers





Mini Valentine Candy Bar Wraps
Creature Comforts: Conversation Candy Bar Wrappers


We were inspired to make some of our own Valentine sugar cubes after seeing them on Funky Time. All you need to make these yourself are, sugar cubes, red food coloring and a sharp toothpick. Put several drops of food coloring into a small bowl, dab in the end of your toothpick and draw on a little heart. Allow to dry.




The tea mugs we used were a thrift store find from last season. Just a simply tied piece of scrap ribbon on the handle is all they needed.




Now, don't forget about the young children. Boys and girls. They love to have tea parties with or without real tea!
We found this little tea set last season at Walmart for $5.00! It is so cute! And the colors are for any occasion.





We hope we have inspired you to plan a special little Valentine's tea with your family. It doesn't have to be a big presentation, just something simple from the heart. Be inspired, get creative!

                                                 Live in harmony with one another.
                                                Do not be proud, but  be willing to associate
                                                with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
                                                Romans 12: 16
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20 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! I love this and the entire table is just so pretty :)

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  2. These look wonderful! I'd LOVE for you to pop over and link this up in my new Valentine Linky!!! http://southernmomcooks.com/holiday-recipe-link-up-valentines-day/

    Have a great day! Kelli

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  3. OK! I'm inviting myself over to your tea party! How lovely! I need to try making those heart Oreo cookies- they look so fun. I'm loving the tea labels and the hearts on the bags and sugar cubes--adorable! Thanks for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

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  4. this is such an adorable idea! my daughter totally has the same little tea set--- so we must do this! would love for you to share at my Handmade Valentine party:
    http://www.summitstreetjoy.com/2012/01/handmade-valentines-day-crafts-and.html
    thanks for sharing! :)
    lauren

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  5. Wow that is so awesome! Such a beautiful display!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a fun idea!! I love it! Thanks for sharing this also at Thursday's Temptation!
    Jill

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  7. SO sweet!! I am definitely putting this on my list for next year! What a fun memory to make with my daughter!!

    Do the cookie molds come in other varieties? Those would be fun at other parties, too!! I'll be checking those out soon. :)

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  8. Just found your link from Tidy Mom. I love this tea party idea. So cute. I really like the hearts on the sugar cubes. Not only do they look great but the kids can help you make them. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  9. Love the hearts in the sugar cubes. All looks amazing. Super cute! Good luck from Bacon Time.

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  10. I too love this!! The sugar cubes are adorable!! Love it! :)

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  11. What a great idea!! I definitely want to try this one as I know my little one would love it. Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

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  12. So cute, I have that cookie mold but have yet to use it, not sure why it looks adorable! And that baby tea set makes me so happy, I have a winnie the pooh one I should totally use too.

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  13. love this....tea is my fav...sent here from tip me tuesday

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  14. How very sweet, I love your ideas! The teabag tags are so cute!

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  15. Looks scrumptious and your vignette is so lovely!

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  16. Every detail is absolutely perfect. The colors, the tea bags, the cookies and the sugar cubes...I mean this is the cutest, most fun tea EVER!

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  17. I love this! So cute! I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  18. I have been wanting to try this and yours look so good I'm going to have to try it. Thanks. I am following you on GF connect and Linky. Pat

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  19. What a DARLING idea! And "sweet-tea" is just so clever! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  20. Just wanted to let you know that we tried this today and I blogged about it (with a link back to here) http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-tea-party.html. Thank you!! We loved it!

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