Thanks to Starbucks, many of us are coffee lovers. As with most weddings or parties some of our clients are looking for a fun thank you favor to hand out at the end of their parties. And thanks to Pinterest, we can now combine the love of coffee and the party favor idea into one. Here is our attempt at recreating a Pinterest pin – “Thanks a Latte” coffee favor, our treat to our guests at a special birthday girl’s Sweet Sixteen party.
1. Visit your local Hobby Lobby and check out the glass jars. They have various sizes and tons of options with clasp tops or gold twist tops. We chose a gold twist top mini mason jar. We also visited our local Costco to purchase some Dunkin Donuts fine grind Original Blend coffee to go in the jars. The jars were on sale 50% off (I waited for them to go on sale before I purchased them) – regular $1.49, got them for $.75 each. I purchased three bags of coffee at $18.99 each.
2. Next I took off the price tags from the bottom of each jar – a little tedious but I don’t want our guests to know the price! Stuck them in the dishwasher, ran an express wash so as to make sure they were clean before I added the coffee.
3. Then I opened the coffee and scooped the jar in the bag and filled up each jar to the top. I originally thought I would try a funnel but that was too messy and this was a lot quicker and a lot cleaner! I did measure out one jar with a teaspoon to find out how many it took to fill the jar. Each jar held 12 tsp. so it would make up to 24 cups of coffee; just in case a guest asked how much the jar would make.
4. I also purchased thin white satin ribbon from Hobby Lobby – they always have their ribbon on sale. I purchased four spools – 18’ each, one spool did about 12 long pieces of ribbon. I cut each length about 18” long.
5. I had our local stationary company, Mrs. Post in Chickasaw Oaks Village, print small square tags and hole punch them for me in the corner of the tag.
6. Finally, I tied the ribbon, slipped the tag on the ribbon and had the cutest coffee favor ever! Hope you enjoyed this quick coffee favor tutorial. 🙂