- invite more people than you think: not everyone likes to bake, or will be available to come. I invite a dozen ladies, and ended up with 8. (If you missed yesterday's post, click *here* to see the party invite.)
- each guest should bring 1 dozen cookies for each person in attendance, plus an extra dozen for sampling at the party.
- pull out some of your own Christmas decorations to set the festive mood, and have the platters set out before your guests arrive.
- since we hosted our party very early in the season, I encouraged my guests to bring cookies that would be suitable for freezing.
- do what we did, and turn the party into a fun contest! I created voting cards and award ribbons... in the end, "best tasting" went to my sister, for her yummy peanut butter buckeyes...
- it was a very fun-filled evening with friends & sweet treats, and I have a fully stocked freezer ready for holiday gifting, as well as 7 new cookie recipes.
And, if you are crafting your own cookie swap decor, here is a link to the stamp sets you'll need from the Clear & Simple Stamps store: cookie bake, designer lines, favor flags.
If you have a minute, I'd love to know if you'll be participating in your own holiday cookie exchange party!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at ours :)