The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will get parents and kids in the holiday spirit from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday with its annual Teddy Bear Tea.
Presented in the Salon Foyer, this classic holiday event includes inspired tea presentations for the young and the young at heart.
The little ones may decorate teddy-bear-shaped sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies with sprinkles, M&Ms, frostings and other sweet treats.
Cuddly creatures and kid-friendly foods will appeal to the knee-high set; while Taittinger champagne will entice adults.
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They'll want to munch peanut-butter-and-banana and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, cut into fun holiday shapes. Adults may savor tea sandwiches of Scottish salmon, ham and asparagus, and egg and fresh chives.
Storytelling, a pianist and special cameos by Frosty the Snowman, Chris the Christmas Bear and, of course, Santa Claus will add to the fun. Cost is $30 for children 4 to 12 years of age and $45 for adults including tax and gratuity.
The Ritz's Alaloa Lounge will also be an exciting place to hang out, sip some champagne and see if you can spot any pro golfers, who will be descending on the island for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Plantation Golf Course soon.
From 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, you may imbibe in Taittinger champagne specials at Alaloa Lounge. For instance, sip a chilled glass of Taittinger paired with herb-salted pomme frittes and festive dips for $25. Or order Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne and Brut La Francaise by the glass or the bottle, as well as try St. Germain cocktails.
For more details, call the Ritz at 669-6200.