When offered this opportunity, I was thrilled. I thought what a special way to mark the last week before Maisy enters Kindergarten-- a real tea party. The girls both got dressed up in the most fabulous outfits their little hearts could think of and we crossed the bridge into the city. Street parking was a breeze and we walked right in for our 11am reservation. The girls were presented with crayons and a teapot coloring sheet.
They started on coloring as we cruised our options for lunch and ordered our teas. The girls ordered the Mandarin and Strawberry hot teas. I got the Crown and Crumpet special blend black tea ($5). Our tea arrived in cute little teapots for us to pour into our teacups. I’m no tea expert, but I thought the tea was pretty tasty.
We had lovely and lively conversation in our finest tea party voices. (Expected behavior for tea-time was drilled into them ahead of time!) We ordered the Nursery Tea ($12), which came with two chocolate covered strawberries, a berry bar, a warm scone with jelly and 2 mini PB&Js in cute heart shapes. The girls of course, gobbled this up! I ordered the ham and brie with apple warm sandwich, which was also very tasty ($10).
We had another round of tea and then had to check out the potties. They don’t have a baby changing station, but they do have heated Japanese toilet seats. This was also a highlight of the trip for the girls!
We spent about an hour having tea and I knew it was a special treat for the girls when Maisy said to me, “Mommy, thank you so much for taking me to the best tea party ever. You are the best Mommy.” The tea party experience even made it on Maisy’s Happiness Board for the day.
I’d definitely return for special occasions or to give a little extra treat for a job well done. They also have a private tea party room on the 3rd floor of their building along with a little shop. The shop is only open on weekends.
Thank you, Crown and Crumpet, for giving us a special memory to mark the beginning of our new chapter with my now big school aged girl! We decided that this will be our thing-- our tradition, that each year before school starts we will take the time to have tea all together. I look forward to the years of tea time ahead of us! Do you have any back to school bonding traditions? Please leave tips in comments. I need all the tips I can get for a first time back to school mom!