My children and I got invited to a very special afternoon treat last week at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée. The Plaza Athénée is continuing to celebrate 80th birthday of the world-famous elephant Babar. Babar the Elephant is a fictional character who first appeared in the French children’s book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931 and has been enjoyed by children all over the world since. I remember reading the books when I was a child, and now Ryder has taken a liking to Babar’s adventures as well.
To celebrate, Hôtel Plaza Athénée will be hosting “Tea Time with Babar” event every Saturday from now till December 28. The festive fetes includes an afternoon full of fun and holiday cheer, complete with a yummy children’s menu, special “tea” for the kiddies and sweet treats. Children will be able to meet with Babar as well as take pictures next to a one-of-a-kind themed Christmas tree featuring more than one hundred Babar plush toys. Ryder and Siella were so excited to meet Babar, and for the first time Siella actually wasn’t scared of a character. Their favorite part, being able to drink their special tea out of big kid cups. It was such a lovely afternoon for the kids and I totally recommend this fun activity to do with the kiddie especially during this holiday time.
For the ultimate “Babar Children’s Package”, Hôtel Plaza Athénée offers hotel accommodations with connecting guest rooms or two-bedroom suites, continental breakfast for up to four people, Babar gift bag containing plush Babar toy, Babar kaleidoscope, “Babar Comes to America” story book, selection of Babar DVD rentals, tickets to the Central Park Zoo, tickets to Top of the Rock, and milk & cookies at turndown.
For reservations and more information visit Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
SITC was not compensated for this post but did receive a gift bag. All opinions are as always my own.