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Afternoon Tea with Paddington

We attended as a guest of the studio

In celebration of the all-new film, Paddington 2, I surprised my kids by taking them to The London West Hollywood for afternoon tea with Paddington. The morning of the event, my kids got dressed in their best clothing and were overwhelmed with excitement about seeing the movie.

When we arrived at The London West Hollywood, there was a giant “Paddington” made out of balloons. My youngest son got super excited and insisted that I take his picture with the balloon character. Little did he know, that he was going to get to meet Paddington himself in person a few minutes later.

Once everyone had arrived, we were welcomed into the screening room at The London West Hollywood. The kids were invited to get their favorite candy and bucket of popcorn to bring with them into the theater to see the film. Everyone found a comfortable seat in the screening room, and the movie began.

The minute the movie started, Paddington won over our hearts. The movie is even better than the first and is a great story about love, kindness, and friendship. There were times during the film where it was hard not to cry and other times when I was overwhelmed with happiness. The movie was everything that our family wanted and more!

After the movie, it was time for the celebration to begin. We were welcomed into the hotel restaurant where a festive afternoon tea was waiting for us. My children captured a keepsake photo with Paddington the Bear and then we found a table to spend the afternoon sipping on tea and eating finger sandwiches. While we were enjoying afternoon tea, we all talked about our favorite parts of the film and shared our love for Paddington.

During tea, our children enjoying an activity of decorating cookies and we were surprised with a guest appearance from two of the actors in the film, Hugh Grant, and Hugh Bonneville. They were both so very friendly and took their time to take a photo with every child attending the tea.

It was an afternoon that my children will cherish forever. Paddington 2 is in theaters starting today, and I highly recommend bringing your children to see it this weekend. The film will be loved by children and adults of all ages, and will instantly become one of your favorite family films.

Photos courtesy of Kelly Clare Photography

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