For Christmas, I gave Emma and my mom a girls' tea date at Carolina Inn. We have been trying to go for months, but 2 times, there was a chance for snowy weather, so we finally went a few weeks ago. It was expensive (for a 4 year old), but well worth it. Emma felt like a princess and her face was priceless. I think this is a tradition I want to continue for years to come!
You could choose your tea, or have alcohol:) Or lemonade/juice for kids. The food was amazing - little sandwiches, cookies, and cakes. It was definitely enough food for a meal. They even do mini grilled cheese and PB and J for kids - cut up super cute like the rest of food. I was really proud of Emma - she had awesome manners and didn't spill anything:)