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I may be 33, but I still love a good tea party. So when I had the opportunity to try out a tea recipe using SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, I knew it was the perfect excuse to have some friends and family join me for a tea party complete with a fun DIY. The SWEET SWAPS™ website has all sorts of great recipes, and one of the items on the site is a Hot Brown Sugar Tea recipe along with a fun decorate-your-own-mug DIY.
I especially wanted to treat for a tea party because we had just finished cleaning out the house and having a big garage sale, which is a lot of work. It was great to be active (and boy did we feel all that activity when we fell into our beds that night!), but I think it was perfect to celebrate being done with all the cleaning and work.
I love the idea of all the recipes on the SWEET SWAPS™ site because reduce added sugar by swapping out full sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. Did you know that swapping just one cup of sugar with one cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated can save more than 600 calories? I’m always looking for simple recipes that can be part of a balanced lifestyle, and SweetSwaps.com has all sorts of tips, tricks, and delicious recipes.
I set up for our party with blank ceramic mugs and paint pens along with tea, SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, and some pastries and fruit. I even decorated our chalkboard:
We all took turns decorating our mugs:
They turned out great! E decided she needed to come scope out what we were doing.
You need to let your mugs cure for a few hours, and then you can bake them in the oven so the paint will really adhere to the ceramic – and then you’re all set to enjoy a great cup of hot tea.