We are starting to have some cold weather here in California. I’m sure its not nearly as cold as other places around the US but highs of 40-50s is pretty cold around here. That means I’ve been cuddling on the couch with a hot cup of tea a lot more than usual. I mentioned awhile back how this is my “me” time and it really is how I enjoy spending my time to relax. I often find myself drinking a big cup of tea with a good book or catching up on my favorite blogs. Last night I watched an old favorite Christmas movie with a warm blanket, comfy socks, and a big cup of tea. It was the perfect evening!
I also recently invited my best friend to come over to enjoy a cup of tea and to make a few ornaments. Whats better than great friends, tea, and crafting?
I found these plain white mugs at Walmart and knew they would be perfect for holiday gifts. We bought a few for my small gathering and a couple to giveaway as gifts. Another great find was this Bigelow peppermint tea pack. Holidays + cold weather + peppermint tea = bliss!
With a small amount of washi tape I shaped two candy canes into a heart then added a tea packet to each one inside a mug. The white and red pom pom trim was a cute way to dress up the mugs. I plan to wrap a couple in cellophane to giveaway. This peppermint tea mug gift is the perfect gift for a tea lover and you could even add a gift card inside as well.
The tablescape for our small gathering was simple, made up of holiday decor from around the house. The tablecloth is disposable which was a great idea since we had the kids decorate their own edible Christmas trees. They were a big hit! All it takes to make edible Christmas trees is a sugar cone, frosting, and candy for decorations. The kids had a blast making them!
While the kids enjoyed hot cocoa we enjoyed the Bigelow peppermint tea with snowball cookies. Tea pairs well with cookies, right? :)
Have you tried peppermint tea? This was my first time trying it but I have a feeling its going to replace my lemon flavored tea during the winter months. It has a nice smooth minty taste and reminds me of the wonderful smells that the holiday season has to offer.
What is your favorite flavor of tea?
Oh, I love Peppermint tea! I have yet to try the Bigelow brand, but I want to soon! My favorite holiday tea is the Bigelow Constant Comment tea… simply divine!
I haven’t tried the Constant Comment. I’m a big fan of the lemon flavored tea but the peppermint tea was a nice change! :)
Bigelow Peppermint Tea is one of my favorites! I haven’t had it in a while though, but curling up on the couch, watching Christmas movies, and sipping a cup of it, sounds perfect to me! Your tea mug gift is really cute too!
Cute gift idea.
I have been looking for plain white mugs:-) Thanks for the heads up to look at Walmart! This is such a cute and simple gift! Love the candy cane heart with the packet on it…I would have to change out the tea for coffee though;-)
What a cute idea!
Love Peppermint Tea!! Love the way you put the candy canes and tea in the cup. I would love to have it given to me :)
Cute little gift! I like the idea of peppermint tea instead of the usual hot cocoa. Link up anytime to I Made It! Monday.
Such a simple idea – but so beautiful! I would love to invite you to share this at my Cook, Craft, Create Link Party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Hope to see you there!
Happy holidays :)
This is such a great gift idea. I am personally not a fan of tea, I’ll drink it once in a while but I know many people that love tea. This is such a simple gift and affordable gift idea.
Tea is perfect with cookies and what a great way to put it all together Crystal!!
I’m a tea girl too! And I love how you used the candy cane washi tape to hold things together – so cute!
Great idea! I’d love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.
We really love Peppermint tea! It just taste so good most specially with its minty taste. :)
This is a perfect gift idea! I totally love peppermint candies! :)
I have yet to try Peppermint tea. I can see if being a great winter tea.
We;ve just had 2 days in the 90’s; I make a pitcher of peppermint iced tea now and again; it is a great thirst quencher when you don’t want something TOO sweet or acidic!. Your mugs are really cute.