The Poshest High Tea Birthday Party

finger foods, cake, tea and etiquette instructions make for a perfectly posh party

Frisco mom and party stylist Nike Olagbegi and her daughter, Teni, were attending a mother-daughter tea party event at Edith’s French Bistro. After the party was over, the then 9-year-old Teni said she wanted to have her next birthday there. In May, Olagbegi, owner of the party planning business The Art of Finesse, threw her daughter a high tea party that her now 10-year-old will be spilling tea (as the youth say—which just means gossip) about all year long.  

It was a cordial event fit for the queen. Twenty of Teni’s dearest friends dressed in their Sunday best to attend the event at Edith’s French Bistro. Thankfully for Olagbegi, the bistro didn’t need to be decorated too much as it’s already a regal place. The girls walked in to find golden chocolate bars with each invitee’s name sitting on a teacup. 

Arrayed on the white-clothed table was a fine china tea set, pastry dishes (filled with scones, sandwiches and tarts), golden utensils and blush pink napkins. The party took place during afternoon tea, which is from 4–6pm. Guests sat in their seats while the entertainer went over etiquette, including how to use proper silverware and in what order. 

The tea party fare for the event was anything but minuscule. The golden menus designed with pink and purple flowers and stacked teacups included jelly vol-au-vents and jambon and gruyere sandwiches—only the most elegant—oh, and of course, tea. There was no shortage of desserts, from a tower of rose-toned macarons (complete with real roses) to tea party-inspired sugar cookies to a two-tiered cake with one level red velvet and the other confetti vanilla (which was decorated with pink roses, pink and purple macarons, and edible golden butterflies). 

Most parents dropped their kids off and went to shop at the boardwalk or eat at the restaurants nearby, which was a nice break for Mom and Dad. 

When it was time to say au revoir, partygoers received party favor bags, which had lip balm, bath bomb, personalized lollipop and bag of popcorn. The best part of the party for Olagbegi was watching their girls’ reactions and faces during their first time having high tea. Teni has a party every year, and this one deserves a standing ovation, but she expects something bigger next year—good luck, Olagbegi! 


Images courtesy of Mr. V Photography.