Mother’s Day has turned into a “let’s just get brunch so Mom doesn’t have to cook” type holiday, which is great because then Mom doesn’t have to cook OR clean up the mess if Dad decides to grill. Instead of doing the same thing year after year, maybe it’s time to pin the typical ideas on the wall and surprise Mom with something new yet classic!
Take her out for an afternoon tea to celebrate how great of a mother she is! It is a perfect opportunity to dress up, pick on finger foods and sip on comforting tea, or if she’s feeling up for it, a peach Bellini! Afternoon tea is such a creative idea; she won’t even see it coming. If it’s not appealing for the whole family, it could easily be a mother/daughter outing that she will LOVE!
Surprisingly, finding places that serve afternoon tea is simple! Just within a few blocks on Michigan Avenue you can find the majority of them within luxury hotels.
Below is a list of Chicago’s favorite afternoon tea spots!
Palm Court at the Drake Hotel
Sip on tea in style around the stunning fountain in the Drake’s Palm Court and make your mother feel like a queen in one of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels!
Visit TheDrakeHotel.com for the Traditional Afternoon Tea menu!
For just $32 per person, nibble on some delicious croissants, scones, macarons and so much more and pair it with assorted tea’s by Benjamin’s Tea
For more information, visit Vanillepatisserie.com.
The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago
Choose between mascarpone slices, tarts, Boursin cheese, Maine lobster and so much more within the Peninsula’s beloved Lobby!
Find times, prices and more at Chicago.Peninsula.com.
American Girl Café at the American Girl store in Water Tower Place
For the little ones, bring imaginary tea time to life with their favorite dolls at the American Girl Café!