It’s no secret we’re a sucker for the details. The little moments that give a wedding personality and style just like this custom iced tea bar from our friends at Teavana. It’s a super easy way to make your guests feel special – without blowing the budget – and we’re breaking down the steps to make it your own. Pssst: FREE printables, two DIYs and one amazing giveaway are just a scroll away!
In honor of National Iced Tea month (yeah – that’s a thing!) we set out to create a beverage table with a summery tablecloth lined with Teavana’s brand new iced blends for summer: Raspberry Limeade, Tomato Lime Cocktail, and a returning favorite, Blackberry Mojito. They’re as pretty as they are delicious, and the perfect way to kick your drink station up a notch.
Once you’ve set drink table, it’s time to have some fun! Let your guests sweeten their tea with a choice of Teavana honeys or rock sugar stirrers for a custom experience as unique as you two. Don’t forget to include your custom blend of loose leaf tea (think 1 part his and 1 part hers) that guests can scoop into illustrated “the perfect blend” DIY muslin bags for a favor they’ll love.
Acrylic or glass beverage jar Hammered+Acrylic+Beverage+Jar Extra broad paint marker in white Medium paint marker in white Q tips Paper towels Windex glass cleaner Scotch tape Blackberry Mojito template Raspberry Limeade template Tomato Lime Cocktail template Teavana Iced tea Download and print out the templates. Tape each template to the inside of each beverage jar and trace each letter with the large paint marker. Use the medium paint marker to refine each letter and soften edges. Use a Qtip and Windex to remove any mistakes as you go (or paper towels to remove whole chunks). Remove the template and fill with Teavana iced tea! After the party, just use Windex to remove the labels.Muslin bags Iron transfer paper Iron Scissors “The Perfect Blend” templates Download & print out “The Perfect Blend” template onto iron transfer paper, according to package instructions. Cut out each label with scissors, getting rid of as much excess transfer paper as possible. Press label face down on the center of the muslin bag. Turn off the steam on your iron and press the hot iron on the label for 30 seconds without moving. Remove iron and let label cool, then peel off the paper backing. Repeat to make as many favor bags as needed!
Now that you’ve got the low-down for creating your own iced tea table, we’ve got more happy news to share. Teavana wants to help you create a tea bar for your wedding with $5 off your order of $30 or more! SMP readers receive the discount by entering code: SMPTEA upon checkout at Teavana.com valid June 16th – July 6th, 2014. But that’s not all, because they’re also giving away an amazing custom prize you can’t afford to miss! PRIZE: One *couple will receive two custom tea blends created by a Teavana teaologist to be served at their wedding. Note: In order to create the blends, the couple will answer questions via email or have a brief phone call with a Teavana teaologist. Custom tea blend will take approximately 4 weeks to create.
TO ENTER: Simply comment on this post telling us why you’d love to win!
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 26th *The winning couple will be selected at random and announced on Friday, June 27th. For terms and conditions, click here.
Photography: Ruth Eileen | Blackberry Mojito Tea: Teavana | Glass Teapot: Teavana | Hobnail Tumblers (blackberry Mojito): Anthropologie | Honey Jars: Teavana | Illustrated Glasses (Tomato Lime Cocktail): Anthropologie | Mallorca Tumblers (Raspberry Limeade): Crate & Barrel | Painted Tea Tins: Teavana | Peach Momotaro Blooming Tea: Teavana | Raspberry Limeade Tea: Teavana | Teacups: Jess Of SMP's Personal Collection | Tomato Lime Cocktail Tea: Teavana | Tupelo Honey: Teavana | White Gold Honey: Teavana | White Trays: Crate & Barrel