I start thinking about baking somewhere around mid-October. By Thanksgiving I’ve collected a hundred sweet-treat recipes and I’m baking like crazy.
One thing I’ve never done however, is host a cookie exchange party…but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
So I thought I’d do a little research to see what’s involved, got a minute?
As with any get-together, the first thing to do is create a guest list. From what I’ve read, 8 to 10 people is a good number. Once you have your list, you might want to dream up a color scheme which will be helpful when picking out an invitation…
Zazzle has some really adorable invites, like this one…
Your invite should ask each guest to bring a dozen cookies to share and an extra dozen to sample! Ask each guest to bring copies of their cookie recipe to send home with other guests.
Greet guests with hot cider and savory appetizers to offset all that sugar they’re about to ingest!
A cheese tray is a really nice appetizer, add some fruit, ham, bread and nuts and you have the perfect compliment to your plethora of cookies!
Have labels on hand for each guest to label their cookies…be sure to include any allergy info on the label. (Nuts-wheat-dairy)
Here’s a little label if you want to use it!
Decorate with the color you picked and put out platters, cake plates and maybe a tiered stand to hold all the sharable cookies!
This pretty table inspires me. Isn’t it lovely?
Enjoy friends and fun and when everyone’s done nibbling, bring out the extra dozen cookies that all your guests brought with them.
And why not make a few take home containers for your guests?
DecoArt has this project and LOADS of other ideas for a Cookie Exchange Party! Head here to have a look!
Have you ever hosted a cookie exchange party!? We’d love to hear about it if you have! xo