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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cookies & Planning a Cookie Exchange

I love Christmas Cookies just like the next guy the thing that I don't like is the time it takes and money it takes to make several different kinds. That is why it is a wonderful idea to join with friends and have a cookie exchange. Each person can make one or more kinds of their favorite cookie or candy recipe and end up with several different types at the end of the get together. This is exactly what I will be doing today planning a get together for friends and some family members so that we can sit and talk and eat and share cookies to take home. Here are some great tips for planning your own cookie exchange party
10 Easy Tips for a Great Cookie Exchange

1.Ask each guest to bring either a dozen or half dozen cookies for each attendee, plus a dozen for the party.

2.Supply plastic storage bags or paper plates and foil just in case guests forget to bring a container for transporting their cookies home. Remind guests to store each cookie variety in separate containers until serving. Mixed cookie varieties lose their flavor and texture.

3.Request that participants bring copies of their recipe to share with others. That will avoid the necessity of mailing out copies at a later date after everyone inevitably requests them at the party!

4.Prepare a large table for everyone to set out their cookies. Spread a festive cloth on the table. Place one large basket, tray or plate on the table for each guest to place their contributions.

5.Place an extra platter on the table for the cookies that will be enjoyed during the party.

6.Play Christmas music throughout the gathering.

7.Even if you haven't finished your holiday decorating by the date of the party, be sure the party room has some festive decorations.

8.A cookie exchange can be held any time of the day, but mornings are a great time during the holiday season. By hosting it in the morning, your guests will have the remainder of the day for other holiday activities such as shopping, wrapping, their own decorating, or other parties.

9.Plan to serve refreshments that can be prepared in advance and merely reheated at the party. You shouldn't be cooking during this party. It's more important to keep the cookie exchange flowing. For a morning party, overnight egg casseroles work very well.

10.Serve at least one holiday beverage such as egg nog or hot mulled cider along with coffee, tea, juices and, of course, milk!

Source : Entertaining

shared at 5 minutes for mom @ Tackle it Tuesday

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I'm going to suggest this to my daughter's first grade class! Stopping by from 5minutesformom link-up.


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