05/11/2012 at 07:00 PM EDT
enjoyed some female bonding on Wednesday afternoon.
Joined by pal Heather Porter, the pair had teatime at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, where they also nibbled on scones and strawberries and cream.
Meeting up to discuss the philanthropic partnership between Porter's book Body Back
and McCarthy's charity Generation Rescue
, Mother's Day was one topic that the ladies couldn't avoid during their get-together.
"Jenny was saying she wanted to do something special with her son [Evan] for Mother's Day," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was talking about how Disneyland would be a fun place to go for the occasion." – Dahvi Shira