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Afternoon Tea House in Los Angeles for Bridal Shower

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I wanted to have an afternoon tea bridal shower for a bunch of girls in Los Angeles, could we West LA, Santa Monica, BH or West Hollywood. Pasadena might be a little far but open to ideas. I don't have a large budget. We won't need that much food but wanted the tea. Any thoughts?
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  1. The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Cost starts at $50 per person but you can also order a al cart.
    http://www.peninsula.com/Beverly_Hill...

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    1. re: wienermobile

      fwiw
      i can't imagine going to tea at the peninsula with a bunch of girls without having a large budget.
      <<I don't have a large budget>>

    2. Might be too casual, but Chado is quite affordable and has (or, at least, had) a large selection of teas....

      http://www.chadotea.com/index.php

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      1. re: ilysla

        +1 on Chado - Hollywood location might work for you.

      2. Afternoon tea at a teahouse is not really a budget option but since I don't know your actual budget, I've seen very pretty teas at the Chado teahouse at the Japanese-American museum downtown. The Third street location is no longer open. Any time you are occupying prime restaurant space en masse it will be expensive.

        1. I had my baby shower at Paddington's tea house in Beverly Hills. It was lovely and I remember the tea and accompaniments being very good. I would recommend.

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          1. re: PD Girl

            Sadly, it looks like Paddington's is closed.

            Not trusting the Yelp review that said it was closed, I called the number from their website - and got a "We're sorry, this number..." recording.

            http://www.yelp.com/biz/paddingtons-t...

          2. Just a thought, does anyone in the group have a yard they could donate? We did a tea for my friends shower in a backyard with a few patio tables. You can get pre made scones and make some simple tea sandwiches and brew tea? That might be more budget friendly. Even if you buy a few inexpensive tea pots and cups at thrift stores or downtown it might be cheaper that going out. A nice idea we did was get a lot of cute thrift store teacups and sent every gal home with the one they used.

            Some ideas http://www.chow.com/food-news/53949/e...

            1. Depending on the size of your party - maybe you could reserve the large table at Flour and Tea in Pasadena? (Scroll through link below to see pics and the table) And pre-arrange what baked goods to be served?

              http://hometown-pasadena.com/shops/fl...

              The array of hot teas available looks great as do the baked goods.

              http://flourandtea.com