You are in the Christmas spirit, and you want to host a party. Christmas cookie exchange parties are so much fun and great parties to include the children. Here are a few ideas of things to think about when planning your party.
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Christmas Cookie Exchange Invitations
Cute invites are a must! Be sure to include on the invite whether children are invited.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Rules
Make sure you let everyone know how many dozen cookies they need bring. Decide if cookies need to be 100% homemade or if they can be bought at a store or bakery.
Also everyone should bring enough recipe cards to share their cookie recipe with other party guest. They write down the recipe for their Christmas cookies on these cute recipe cards.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Kid Activities
Have Christmas activities planned for the children. They could make ornaments or make a gingerbread houses if you are really adventurous. The kids can also write letters to Santa. I suggest a few stations with a few ideas to keep them occupied for some of the party.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Contest
Make it a contest. My daughter’s bestie has had several cookie swaps over the years. I love that they have us vote on different categories. The kids get into voting as well. If you decide to do this, I would have little ballots ready and maybe some small gifts for winners.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Menu
Prepare your menu. Depending on the time of day that you select, I would plan the menu for your event. Have tea sandwiches and snacks. Also a hot chocolate and coffee bar would be a hit. We do live in Nola, so I would definitely have mimosas or egg nog for the adults.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Serving Suggestions
Serving and taking home cookies. I would suggest taking out all of your Christmas serving platters that are collecting dust to display the cookies. Create display cards for the names of all of the cookies. I would also get cute containers for guests to take home leftover cookies.
Do you have any tips for hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange or maybe a favorite recipe? Let us know in the comments!