What to do with a toddler on Spring Break? “Afternoon Tea” probably isn’t on any top ten lists... but it should be!

mommy daughter tea

Jemma and I had so much fun at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena this week. Their “Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood” is such a special treat! We got all dressed up for the big occasion, complete with fascinators. I found mine HERE on Amazon for under $12.

Is it Jemma’s English DNA that makes her a natural at this? Her first time using a real tea cup and saucer (filled halfway with apple juice, while Mommy stays very close by, holding my breath!)

The Langham serves specialty teas in tailor-made “Langham Rose” Wedgwood teaware. This beautiful bone china was made exclusively for the hotel.

jemma wedgwood tea cup and saucer
jemma and her jams

Exploring the jam and honey selection is all the rage with the three year old crowd…


Then someone discovered Devonshire cream and she’ll never be the same! …

jemma and devonshire cream

A gorgeous California day with this incredible Pasadena view…

jemma at the langham hotel pasadena


Jem insisted that she style herself for our fancy tea, choosing this Petite Hailey rainbow tutu dress and pink cardigan. It’s Jem’s favorite and now mine too. As you can see, she’s pretty proud of herself.

jemma petite hailey rainbow tutu dress
jemma petite hailey tutu

She accessorized with shoes by Mini Melissa and a pink Langham Hotel pastry box in lieu of a purse.

jemma petite hailey tutu dress

Walking around this beautiful hotel and grounds with my girl after our tea was just wonderful …

petite hailey tutu dress
jemma enjoys the langham hotel in pasadena


A huge thank you to the amazing hotel staff at The Langham.

You all made us feel like Queens for the Day in every way!

We can’t wait to visit you again! xoxo

mommy and jem at the langham hotel pasadena

If you can’t to The Langham anytime soon, this can be a wonderful activity to do in your own home, making it age appropriate for your children. We’ve done this more times than I can count at our house and it’s always fun.

Dress up in your fanciest of fancies (perfect for those princess costumes), put on some classical music, and throw a waterproof picnic blanket like this one in the middle of your living room or backyard for seating. Serve up your favorite juices and teas, pastries on serving platters, and use fun cookie cutters to shape your tea sandwiches (don’t forget to cut off the crusts!)

jemma in petite hailey over the bridge