A few years ago at my “Women Illuminating the World” event, we gave out small Tehillim to start a Tehillim Club initiative. The little berry baskets with Tehillim were favors with a fancy tea bag from Harney and Sons. The tag that I tied to the teabag read: “Women and SpiritualiTEA…The perfect blend”. This initiative didn’t continue as I had hoped which was a good learning lesson that sometimes it takes a while to see what the needs are and to strategize on those projects that will be most successful and utilize our time and energy the best.
A full buffet table at my friends home was used for our Tea. This is an easy was to budget an event where you don’t want to serve a full meal. Gazpatcho in glasses, tea sandwiches, endives with cream cheese, fruit, wrap pinwheels and desserts!
I bought tea cups and saucers from IKEA as I didn’t want to use disposables since the focus was on a womens ‘tea’. Here I baked cut out sugar cookies from a fun cookie cutter made with a slit to fit over a rim of a cup.
Another unique idea is to make a silent auction of baked goods!
Yogurt toppings were offered at a women’s breakfast event.
Fresh salads like this one, spinach with grilled red onions is my favorite! I hope to post recipes soon!
Mini bud vases (actually very cheap shot glasses:) were favors! This event was before Shavuos and so I gave out a card with information all about women and flowers and Shavuos. The little box is my ‘branding’, with a chocolate truffle from LeChocolate. The tag had a quote about Chocolate!
Chocolate is natures way of making up for Mondays. (the breakfast event was on a Monday morning)
Fresh salmon, french toast and a yogurt bar as well as fresh salads were a perfect menu for Breakfast! Of course, coffee and tea too!