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Mother-Daughter High Tea

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tubman Jun 20, 2007 04:56 PM

Can anyone suggest a high tea that might be appropriate for two moms and their 5-year-old girls? Preferably in Montgomery County or D.C. Or one for just the kids? TIA.

  1. chowser Jun 21, 2007 10:59 AM

    Have you looked at the Ritz Carlton? I'm not sure about the one in DC, but the ones in Tysons and Pentagon City have afternoon tea just for children. The service, as usual, is wonderful and they really cater to the children and make them feel special. My daughter has her birthday party at the Pentagon City and they were treated as the real guests, and us adults as the add ons. They said they felt like princesses.

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      tubman Jun 22, 2007 09:53 AM

      The Ritz-Carlton it is! The R-C was my first instinct, but I thought it might be too stuffy for 5-year-olds. I found myself at Pentagon City on business this morning and stopped by to check it out.

      The teas that are exclusively for kids are during the Nov/Dec holidays (Teddy Bear Tea), but they assured me 5-year-olds with moms are a common sight at the regular tea (with the Teddy Bear menu and special pricing, which none of the other afternoon teas I found offered).

      Thanks for pointing this out.

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        chowser Jun 22, 2007 10:06 AM

        We did a birthday party for my daughter there in September and they had a child's tea for $17. It included either pb and j or ham and cheese finger sandwiches, some bite sized treats, and hot chocolate. It added up quickly with the kids and some adults... The kids loved the piano player who played happy birthday. Very well done. We had 5-8 year olds in the party and everyone had a good time. Have fun!

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      weezycom Jun 21, 2007 07:46 AM

      There's one at the Mill in Olney, I think it is? I know it's in the Maryland 'burbs. A friend took her granddaughter and a gaggle of young girls there for a birthday tea and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

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        tubman Jun 21, 2007 08:38 AM

        Thanks--that sounds good, but I'm having trouble tracking it down (Olney+Mill+Tea in Google isn't getting me anything relevent). If anyone out there knows where this might be, that would be greatly appreciated.

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          weezycom Jun 21, 2007 09:48 AM

          I'm not sure it's Olney. I recall there is a little art gallery / artsy shops area also at the same mill. Maybe try Ellicott City?

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            tubman Jun 21, 2007 10:17 AM

            I called the one in Ellicott City...ages 7 and up. Will keep looking, thanks.

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              MrsWheatie Jun 21, 2007 10:22 AM

              Are you referring to Savage Mill?

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                weezycom Jun 21, 2007 02:08 PM

                Yes, that's the one! Thank you for kicking my memory.

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          pomme de terre Jun 21, 2007 07:17 AM

          This looks like a pretty comprehensive list:

          http://dc.about.com/od/restaurants/a/...

          I can't vouch for any of them, but my tea snob friend likes the Henly Park Hotel. Couldn't say if it's kid-appropriate though.

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            foodslut Jun 21, 2007 06:37 AM

            I think the Strathmore has afternoon tea every week--it's on Rockville Pike, near Grosvenor station.

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