Holiday Tea for Youngsters!

This holiday season, a delicious way to spend a sophisticated afternoon with the youngsters, is during teatime. Many hotels including the famed Plaza in New York City, Rittenhouse in Philadelphia and exquisite oceanside resort, Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI, are offering these special occasions for families.


The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia

Teddy Bear Tea at Mary Cassatt Tea Room

This December, The Rittenhouse will introduce a new experience for its younger guests, Teddy Bear Tea. Soon to become an annual tradition for Philadelphia families, The Rittenhouse invites its youngest patrons and their treasured teddies for a leisurely afternoon tea service featuring sweet and savory petit fours and delicious teddy bear cookies in the recently renovated Mary Cassatt Tea Room.  Each child will also receive a complimentary teddy bear to take home. Teddy Bear Tea will be offered every day from Friday, November 29 through Thursday, December 31, and costs $60 for adults and $30 per child.  Reservations are required.


The Plaza in New York City

The Rawther Fancy Tea with Santa

During the teas with Santa, guests are welcomed to the Eloise Shop for a lovely tea party, complete withtea sandwiches, fruit, and an assortment of desserts. After the meal and writing letters to Eloise, the children all visit Santa in his workshop where he reads a story everyone (book provided by Eloise) and invite the children to take turns having their picture taken with him. Photos are distributed to the families and the children to take home, along with their favor bag from Eloise.  The Rawther Fancy Tea with Santa takes place Fridays, December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 4pm to 5pm at Eloise at The Plaza.www.theplazany.comimage009


Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI

Fireside Teddy Bear Tea

This December, Castle Hill Inn offers a unique holiday treat for its younger guests – Teddy Bear Tea. A beloved holiday tradition at Castle Hill, little ones are encouraged to arrive with families and their treasured teddy bear, for a leisurely afternoon of delicious warm tea, petit fours and readings of classic holiday books. Families are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear in original packaging to donate to Newport Child & Family Services. Teddy Bear Tea will take place on December 7, 14 and 21 and costs $25 per adult. Children are complimentary with a teddy bear donation.


*I will be attending the media tea event in exchange for posting. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

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  1. says

    I had no idea that places offered little tea time parties like this! That is awesome! I wish they did something like that in our area. I would love to take my daughter to one!

  2. Jeanne says

    I had no idea places did things like this. I used to be the director of a daycare many years ago and this would have made for a great field trip for the children. I will pass this idea on to our local daycare.

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