Tea Party Baby Shower Favors

tea party favor

Today I wanted to show you how I made the adorable tags featured on the Vintage Tea Party Baby Shower post.   Party favors (for adults) can be kind of tricky…you want to give something nice/useful for not a lot of money.

Because we had the tea party theme in place, we wanted to keep that in mind when doing the favors.  A parting gift with a tea bag was an obvious choice, but I wanted to be a bit more creative.   When I saw these bath tea bags, I thought “we’re getting somewhere!”  Basically, inside of each package, there is a teabag filled with herbs that you simply place into your bath.  Very nice!

Melanie’s Apothecary Bath Tea

One packet of bath tea went into these pink teapot muslin bags along with some loose, fragrant lavender.  (you can typically find this at health food stores and farmers markets)

Pink Teapot Muslin Bags From OnTheWingsPaperie

Since our Guest of Honor, Kelly Kay, is a creator of beautiful paper herself, I wanted to make something really special for her party favor tags.

Because we utilized so many beautiful antique and vintage items for the decor and partyware, I gathered together some of my favorite vintage baby items and began brainstorming.  I also put my new workhorse, the Sprout by HP to work.

I placed a couple of items on the touchmat and hit the camera button to take a picture.  So so easy.

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sprout by hp

Seconds later, my items are photographed and scanned into the computer.

sprout by hp

The quality of the 3D image is really impressive.

sprout by hp

I also like how I can change a few things on the touch mat and look up at the screen to see how it looks.

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You can scan everything at once, but I did things individually so I could move them around as desired.

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One of my favorite aspects of the Sprout is how I can move each picture or project to the touch mat with the flick of my finger.  All I have to do is swipe down, and it is there.  Boom.

sprout by hp

From there, I can crop, turn, cut, add text, and really do whatever I desire to create the look I am going for.

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When I was happy with my collage, I printed it out full page.  You can see in the below collage how I was able to scan in a full human sized baby’s vintage velvet coat, resize it, and add it to the collage.  The Sprout is so cool to work with and very simple to operate.

sprout by hp

Once my sheets were printed, I used a gift tag punch to cut out the tags, and attached them to the favors.  I liked how each one was different depending on where it got punched.

tea party favors gift tags

I also created another tag with my Sprout using a teacup photo from Google Images, my own handwriting, and the text feature.  If I wanted to do a project like this before, I would have to take photos with my camera, upload them into a computer, edit them in an image program, and then put it all together.  With my Sprout, I can do everything in one fell swoop.  It truly has been a big timesaver for me creatively.

tea party favor

I was so happy with how the tea party favors turned out, and the guests just loved them!  It was the perfect finishing touch for a special day celebrating our friend and her baby.

tea party baby shower

*Thank you to Sprout by HP for sponsoring this post.  All ideas and thoughts are solely mine.*

Written by Grace

12 Responses to “Tea Party Baby Shower Favors”

  1. C J Harris August 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Beautiful attention to details. That’s a love language. You love someone enough to do that for them. Outstanding Job and I would love to make my aquaintance with The Sprout! Very cool… One again Grace, well done.

    • Grace August 5, 2015 at 7:31 am #

      Thank you CJ! I have been really happy with my Sprout, it has been fun to create with, and I really do feel like it has cut out some of those extra steps.

      Your comments are so appreciated! G

  2. Lynn August 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    Thank you so much for this! I have seen a few different blogs write about sprout now, but I’ve never really been able to see what it can do. Like it didn’t make sense. But I can see how it would be beneficial! We are actually looking to get a new computer for home and business, & I think this could be great for us. It does everything else too, right? You can do regular everyday items also from what I have read and seen.

    • Grace August 5, 2015 at 7:33 am #

      Yes, I definitely feel like it is great at the everyday stuff too. If you don’t like typing on the touchmat keyboard, you can get a regular one. I actually have one, and I have never used it. 🙂 It is just so easy to go back and forth with using the touchmat and checking email that I have never felt the need to get it out. Hope that helps, please feel free to ask m more questions. xo, G

  3. Sarah August 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Those favors are adorable. I love how you made them so special. What a neat group of friends.

    • Grace August 5, 2015 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks Sarah! xo

  4. Emily August 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    So creative Grace and one of kind!

    • Grace August 5, 2015 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks Emily! They did turn out so sweet. 🙂 G

  5. Leann August 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Grace love your blog and writing! Quick question. How do you feel about the scanner? Are the photo’s free from glare?

    • Grace August 5, 2015 at 7:37 am #

      Hi Leann, if you have a lot of windows in your space (like my office), I would definitely recommend having window coverings that come all the way down. Otherwise, your images may not turn out as well. They seem a bit sharper if the room is not filled with light. Other than that tip, I love the scanner! That feature has really saved me time, and it is a great way to create! Feel free to ask me more questions. G

  6. J. August 6, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    You’re a fabulous teacher Grace ~ after seeing your post, I feel like I could give this a go. Thank you for opening up a whole world of creative possibilities, what fun!

    • Grace August 21, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      J, thank you! What a nice comment! Good luck! And YES, there is definitely a whole new world of possibilities with my Sprout! I feel like I have a new idea every week!

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