The Sweet Christian Bride

Fair Trade Bridal Tea Party

by admin on September 23, 2011 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors, Slavery-free with No Comments

Are you curious about how you can turn an event where you receive so much into one where you give back?  Consider planning a Fair Trade tea party for your bridal shower.

Your same event plans can be altered slightly by using products that are slavery-free and that help promote legitimate employment in impoverished nations.  It’s all a click of the mouse away.

Send out Lovey Dovey Card invitations, made by former prostitutes from the Philippines who are now finding restoration and reputable work.

Dress your table with a tea and coffee spread using Peace Blend Coffee, which supports the efforts of a cooperative between impoverished Christians, Muslims, and Jews, and the Gourmet Tea Sampler from Choice Teas, a responsible, ethical tea company.   Your tiered platters can boast assortments of Divine chocolates including white chocolate with strawberry, mint dark chocolate, and hazelnut milk chocolate.

For a savory tea lunch, you can toss a citrus, quinoa, arugula salad using Alter Eco red quinoa.  Coupled with banana bread from Simply Organic and cookie bars made from Fair Trade baking staples, you will have a suitable, light tea fare.

As each guest leaves, you can give her a traditional favor of candied almonds from Canaan Fair Trade, which will “empower marginalized Palestinian rural communities” at the same time as marking your gratitude for the presence of each of your guests.

For the lucky shower game winners, you can send them home with Eco gift bags filled with beautiful earrings from Rahab Bazaar, an organization that helps to rehabilitate women from the Thai sex industry; an industrial pink pocket clutch from StopStart, an organization similar to Rahab Bazaar but in Cambodia; and a soft, loose-weave scarf from Unique Batik, an organization that employs impoverished Guatemalan and Ghanian women.

In thanks for your voluminous mound of bridal gifts, you can mail your guests thank you cards from Cards from Africa, an organization that gives opportunity to children in Rwanda who were orphaned by the tragedies of HIV/AIDS and genocide.

And best of all, you can capture your beautiful day in a memory book made by families who were facing ruin from poverty but now have a way of providing for themselves.

Photos from Tradeasone.com

By Lindsay
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