How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party
Do you love gathering with friends during the holiday season? Do you love baking Christmas cookies? Then why not consider hosting a cookie exchange party? Hosting a cookie exchange party can be fun and easy, and a great way to share your favorite recipes with your friends. Take a look below at how to host a cookie exchange party in your own home so you can enjoy an evening of friends, cookies, and fun.
1. Set the specifics.
Be sure to let your friends know the date, time, and location for the party. Let them know what they should bring as far as cookies. Each guest should bring a few dozen as well as a container or bag to take their to-go cookies with them. You can also ask guests to bring an appetizer or drink to share. Invite guests via social media, evites, or even a quick phone call.
2. Prepare your home.
Be sure there is a large table for cookies to be displayed on. Your kitchen or dining room table or a collection of folding tables will work. You might also want to have some extra bags on hand for guests to take cookies home in, as well as snack plates and cups for appetizers. Don’t forget some simple holiday décor and music as well.
3. Prepare your contribution.
Be sure to prepare a few dozen cookies to share. You can also include the recipe on recipe cards if you wish. That way if guests really like them, they can try making them at home. Set up your cookies along with the recipe cards nearby.
4. Let the exchange begin.
When guests arrive, have them place their cookies in the designated area. Have guests snack, drink, and mingle while the other guests arrive and set their cookies up. Once everyone is present, have each guest introduce their cookies. Then, let the exchange begin! Guests can take a cookie for each cookie they brought. Use your bags or containers to safely store cookies.
5. Wrap up.
Once the exchange is done, guests can answer questions about their recipe, talk about their favorites, and mingle in general. If you wish, you can reserve some cookies for dessert so that there are some to munch on.
There are many ways you can put a unique spin on your own cookie exchange. You can add a white elephant gift exchange if you wish, or collect food donations for a nearby food pantry. You can all wear ugly Christmas sweaters, or watch an old Christmas movie after. Do what your group enjoys and what you would get the most fun out of.
If you have ever considered doing a holiday cookie exchange, use these helpful tips to get started and pull off the most amazing party ever!
You can also check out our Christmas Cookies Recipes if you are looking for some new ideas for your contribution to your Christmas Cookie Exchange this year.