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potions & planting tea party at the mckittrick hotel

The last time I visited The McKittrick Hotel, Husband and I were on a date night to see "Sleep No More." This morning's visit was a decidedly different, but just as entertaining, visit with the girls. We attended a "Potions and Planting" tea party at the hotel's rooftop garden, the Gallow Green.

First off, like with Sleep No More, the attention to detail is just amazing. We were met by a doorman downstairs who very sweetly introduced himself to the girls' stuffed puppies, Rudy and Helmet (yes the names are for real) that they were encouraged to bring along with them. We took off in an elevator upstairs as the bellhop, carrying a large stuffed teddy himself, recited a poem about the magical time awaiting us.

It truly was; the rooftop itself is just gorgeous, and the tea party food was delicious (girls drank lemonade; mommy had prosecco). Along the way, Millie and Vivian got to help plant "beanstalk" seeds, listen to a magical story and make a special wishing potion that we brought home with us. If you have a child who is in to magic, fairies, princesses/knights and special potions (and aren't all little kiddies?) then they will have a ball. And yes, I had just as much fun as they did. We left with special embroidered bibs for their stuffed puppies and our own pot with magic seeds to plant at home. We'll see what grows... 

You have 2 more chances to attend a Potions and Planting tea party at the McKittrick Hotel (August 23rd & 30th) and advance reservations are required: #212.564.1662. I highly recommend it!

Disclaimer: While I was given press tickets to attend this event, all opinions expressed are my own. 

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