I am a mum of two and Primary School teacher whose aim is to never be home during the midday movie. I believe that I am only ever a car trip away from an adventure.
Chill out this summer with a frozen high tea
It's back. The famous and iconic Tiffin Children's High Tea for kids is once again being offered in the beautiful Aria Restaurant at the Langham just in time for the next school holiday and it's going to be anything but a chilling affair. Starting on the 2nd of January and running until the 31st, this is an occasion kids and grown ups alike will treasure.
Heading into their fifth year, the Langham opens up its doors to children of all ages and invites them to enjoy a superb five star fine dining experience with all the trimmings associated with a classic High Tea event. There are babyccinos in tiny china teacups, silver tiered cake stands overflowing with tempting treats, lush chairs, white napkins, and the smell of Earl Grey tea wafting in the air.
Snow Queens and Snow Men are all invited
Every season there is a new kid friendly theme to entice and inspire. The last few sittings were themed around Barbie, Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid. This year, to coincide with the new Disney musical and fantasy release Frozen, you will be able to delight in delicacies with a cold, snow and wintery feel. Imagine the likes of floaty snowflake cookies, quirky reindeer cupcakes, white ice chocolate crackles, snow meringue mountains, blue ice jelly and cheery Marshmallow Snowmen. Also included is snowflake fairy bread, fish shaped ham and cheese sandwiches and cream and jam scones too. And that's just for the visiting snowmen and snow queens.
Can you resist a little nibble? Sorry kids I can't!
Grown ups will enjoy their own amazing and flavoursome fare as served at a traditional High Tea sitting at the Langham. It's classy and it's tasty and it's very pretty too. You can expect to devour regular favourites like smoke salmon pinwheels and cucumber and cress finger sandwiches, as well as scones too of course, served in the time honoured manner with Chantilly cream and fruit jam.
Tiny little sweet treats decorate the top tier with petite eclairs, truffles, profiteroles, chocolate dipped strawberries and custard tarts in which you will relish. To keep you hydrated there is sparkling blue icy lemonade, steaming rich coffee and a large selection of aromatic teas for you to warm up with, particularly pleasant if there is a hint of winter in the air.
Now that's what I call afternoon tea
A child sitting costs $30 or $45 if you wish to purchase the special gift as well. This time it's a two part gift with the official Frozen story book and an activity pack including a puzzle/ colouring book and pencils. This is an optional extra and you can inform the friendly staff member when you book whether you wish to have it waiting for you on your table.
Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult who can expect to pay $54. This includes three trays of tasty morsels as well as limitless cups of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
Frozen is the new Disney release. Look out for it in cinemas on Boxing Day
Please be aware however that this is a food promotion only and there is no entertainment or activities available to the children other than the pencils and colouring sheets from the gift pack. Sittings are staggered running twice daily from 10-11:30am and 12-1:30pm and each run for an hour and a half. This is ample time to indulge without pushing your luck and keeping the kids contained for any longer than necessary. We all know how that turns out. My girls managed an hour before they started looking for a sugar hit outlet and we headed for the great outdoors.
A table set for the classiest of children
This is a well worth waiting for event and should be added to your holiday "to do" list. It's also a very special way to spoil yourself and your favourite little lady or gentleman. Why not make this a holiday tradition particularly during the festive season when the Langham is dressed up in its Christmas and New Year finery?
Don't be tardy however and book your seats early as spots are limited and sessions fill up very quickly. Would you care for another truffle darling?
Come see the Langham all dressed up, it's really spectacular
I think making themed afternoon teas for children is a fab idea. Children like to spend time doing 'grown-up' things with with their parents, but they might not always like the food available on a adult's menu. This way they can participate, feel grown up, and have all the childhood fun that goes with it.