Royal Sonesta tea at Children’s Hospital now a holiday event

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  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Tyler Escude, 2, enjoys a Royal Teddy Bear Tea party with, from left, his godmother, Angie Moorman; his mom, Cheri Escude; and his great-grandmother Susan Guidry. Tyler is a patient at Children's Hospital.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- From left, Alfred Groos, Royal Sonesta's general manager, Children's Hospital volunteer Arthurine Lear and Cathleen Randon, Children's Hospital director of public affairs, celebrate the holidays with the kids at Children's Hospital.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Holly the Magic Face Painter thrills Kayleigh Henry, a patient at Children's Hospital, with her colorful creation during a Royal Teddy Bear Tea experience.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- The Royal Teddy Bear Tea party second-lines through the corridors of Children's Hospital during the annual event sponored by the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans.

  • Photo by Elliott Thompson -- Mrs. Claus reads stories at the Royal Sonesta's Teddy Bear Tea.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Frosty the Snowman gently cradles 6-month-old James Crow during the annual Royal Teddy Bear Tea at Children's Hospital.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Stiltwalker Lorraine Monseu was one of several holiday characters who participated in a Royal Teddy Bear Tea party at Children's Hospital.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Zayden Ferguson, 6, gets a hug from Santa during the annual Royal Teddy Bear Tea at Children's Hospital.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Tammy Kern, of Paper Doll Productions, and her son, Blaine Kern III, were on hand when patients at Children's Hospital were treated to a Royal Teddy Bear Tea experience. Paper Doll Promotions donated the characters for the visit.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- A patient at Children's Hospital rushes to hug Santa during a Royal Teddy Bear Tea visit.

  • Advocate photo by ROBERTA GROVE -- Mrs. Claus reads a story to the patients at Children's Hospital.