There’s nothing better than sweet confections and freshly baked cookies during the holidays… In anticipation of the holiday season (and all of the yummy treats that come with it), we wanted to share with you our Cookie Exchange Party Kit(which we designed last year) as well as fun tips for throwing a Christmas cookie exchange.
A cookie swap is super easy to host and will get all of your friends into the holiday spirit. All you’ll need is a cookie recipe and our Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Invitation. Below you will find tips on how to host and plan a holiday cookie exchange.
COOKIE EXCHANGE PARTY TIPS:
The main idea behind a cookie exchange is to gather your friends together to swap cookies. At the end of the party, each guest goes home with a delicious assortment of holiday goodies to share with their family and friends.
Let everyone mingle and enjoy hot cocoa and sweet treats before the exchange. Add some holiday cheer to your beverage glasses by adding the “I heart cookies” beverage labels included in Share Holiday’s party kit.
When it is time for the cookie exchange, have your guests gather around the cookie table and hand out clear cookie bags or containers. Start the exchange by having everyone take 6 – 12 cookies and rotate around the table until all of the cookies are gone!
- Print and send your Christmas party invitations to your friends and family 4-6 weeks before the party. We recommend using white cardstock for your invites.
- Request that each guest bring 2-6 dozen cookies for the actual cookie swap and some extra cookies for enjoying at the party.
- Include recipe cards with each invitation for your guests to fill out and bring to the party. You can also email your guests the recipe word document for them to print and fill out.
- Once your guests arrive, have them fill out the package labels and name cards for their goodies and arrange the platters on a buffet style table. Place the recipe cards next to each cookie plate.
- Decorate the cookie table by incorporating holiday colors. Print out the adorable gingerbread cookie exchange sign on card stock for your table display. Use red or green ribbon to tie name cards and package labels to cookie plates
- Have bags or containers available for your guests so they can bring the yummy cookies home.
- Set up a packing area with clear gift bags, pre cut ribbon, and gift card labels where guests can put together small goodie bags to give away as holiday gifts.
If you want to host a cookie exchange party similar to the one above, visit elli.com for festive and creative holiday party invitations.
The Elli Team
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