I always said that the effortless mum is a minor Olympian almighty goddess, a spellbinding mermaid from the depth of the Mariana Trench or even better, the fairy from the tales I now eagerly get to sink myself into before bedtime. Yet I’ve just solved the mystery, if she really exists, it’s only and purely because she knows how to employ efficiently the help provided by the best around her.
For once, I felt as effortless as her once I allowed The Palm Court‘s gorgeous team at The Langham, London overwhelm the kid and I with what they do best: their attention to the finest details, timeless elegance and most delightful treats. This is a review of my latest high tea experience which, surprisingly enough, has been creatively designed for children under 12 so the parents could easily unwind while enjoying the luxurious perks of a 5 star day out. Not to mention that The Palm Court is famed as the place where the compelling tradition of the afternoon tea has started.The jazzy afternoon tea project was created by Cherish Finden, the Executive Pastry Chef together with Chris King and Executive Chef of The Langham, both trying to deliver ‘a feast of colour and fun creations designed to capture the imagination of curious minds’. Their assignment is a rich experience, made of a choice of children’s tea, hot chocolate, smoothies or fresh fruit juice, cleverly shaped Jigsaw Sandwiches, a Carousel Cup Cake Swirl, a Cookie Monster Macaron, a Maltesers Chocolate Mousse treat and Langham Cold Chocolate. Although always slightly worried about the toddler’s refined sugar intake (which is 0 as my sweet tooth devours it all way before he gets the chance to witness any), this is an occasional treat that must not be missed by the tiny and less tiny humans.
The afternoon tea treat is £27.50 per child (12 and under), seatings are available at 1:00pm, 3:15pm and 5:30pm and the experience is available from 1st August 2016. Yet the experience does not finish with a last sip of tea. Each young diner will receive a complimentary Hamleys teddy bear as a token giveaway of their time in Palm Court so the teddy starts his own journey adventure with his new friend outside the walls of the hotel.
When you join the motherhood land, you know you are on a journey where you have to survive the long series of sleepless nights while embracing the 6am tantrums is still a heavy part of the parenting job. A high tea experience such as The Langham’s is a confidence booster, a temporary tamer of the wild spirited children who let themselves immersed into a world of magic and gimmicks, where the blue macaroon monster is here to whisper secrets from the fairyland where we, the adult sized humans have strictly no access to. Yet not to worry, the scrumptious selection of warm scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve and the piano notes and ginger lily fragrance throughout the air are keeping us rather connected to a carefree reality we wouldn’t want to escape anytime soon.
It was lovely to meet Adele @europeanmummy, Mia @miakulla and Tushna @marylebonemums. I’d like to also thank the beautiful team at The Langham London for creating more colourful memories for both the toddler and I.
If you’re a seeker of fine family holiday gems, keep an eye on the launch of the ‘Langham’s Family Gateaway’ offer which brings luxurious accommodation for two adults and two children, English breakfast for the entire family and a VIP tour of Hamleys. Click here for more luxurious perks to enjoy.
I’m also delighted we offer a complimentary traditional afternoon tea for two to a lucky reader for the price of a share on one of your preferred social media platforms – more shares, more chances. Updates will be available on AllMumsTalk’s Instagram (the exquisite high tea experience is worth £49 per person).
One winner will be randomly picked by Wednesday, 3 August 2016. The winner will receive a voucher redeemable for a seating for two for afternoon tea at the Palm Court at The Langham London Hotel. Please note the voucher must be used before 31 August 2016 and subject to availability. The Langham London is located at 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA.