How To Host a Tea Parisian Style🌷


{fla-ner} French
(n.) a person who strolls the city in order to experience it.

“Deliberately aimless”

Hello, sweet friends...

I hope you are doing great…

Recently I invited a a few friends over for an afternoon tea…

I thought it would be fun to have a Parisian theme…

So if you find yourself…

Dreaming of Paris...

set the table…invite a few friends…and voila!

Sugar Cookies


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


  • PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, CREAM butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes
  • BEAT in extracts and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, COMBINE baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If the dough looks crumbly keep mixing for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. The dough should be pulling away from the sides of the mixer. 
  • If the dough still looks too dry or stiff for your mixer, turn out the dough onto a countertop surface, flour surface as needed. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
  • DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches (2-3 chunks), roll out onto a floured surface, and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).
  • Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

Buttercream Frosting


  • 1 1-lb. box powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (see notes)
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or cream


  1. Whip butter and vanilla extract (or whichever flavor extract you’re using) on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). 
  2. Add 3 tablespoons milk or cream and powdered sugar then continue mixing on medium speed until well combined and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add more milk or cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
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6 Responses to How To Host a Tea Parisian Style🌷

  1. Jose says:

    Thank you for transporting me to Paris and enjoying a springtime tea in one of my favorite cities in the world!
    The table setting, finger food and desserts appeared to me professionally done!
    Compliments to you!!
    Thank you for the fun!

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    Oh my goodness I was laughing at the little SUITCASES at how adorable they were and then you explained they were actually for name cards!!!! So cute! Once again , you outdid yourself , Marcia , and I so wish I lived closer to you! CHEERS!

    • Marcia says:

      Donna we have really been on the same page for cleaning out closets and thinking about Paris! I could not believe it when I received those precious Paris trinkets from you. I had been right in the middle of planning for the Paris tea and voila you sent the adorable cookie cutter… oh what fun we’d have if we lived by one another!:)

  3. Absolutely fabulous! Perfect style, good taste! You constantly amaze and I know it was too much fun! Enjoyed this post so very much.

    • Marcia says:

      Thank you Becky. It was a fun afternoon…often bittersweet however because I always remember the many fun times with you and all our tea party experiences. Those memories are precious to me. Miss you!

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