Frosted windowpanes candles glowing inside…The holidays are filled with reasons to celebrate and a Christmas cookie swap is one of the sweeter ones. So get out your mixing bowls and pre-heat your ovens because our design team has created beautiful Christmas cookie swap party invitations that are sure to help you create your most memorable Christmas cookie swap ever.
Christmas Cookie Swap
Start by sending out Christmas Cookie Swap invitations about two weeks before your party. Be sure to specify how many cookies each guest should bring and if they should bring their own containers. As the host, providing some cute tins or simple boxes would be a nice touch. Base the number of cookies you want each person to bring on how many are invited. Make sure each person can walk away with at least a dozen cookies so they can share with loved ones! You can also incorporate a little cookie decorating into your cookie swap. Bake up a plain batch of gingerbread men or sugar cookies and provide some fun icing and decorations. Get creative!
Have some serious bakers on your invite list? Consider a taste test with the toughest judging panel; your children. Make sure you have a first, second, and third place prize for the top three! Another great idea is to have guests bring copies of the recipes used for guests to take home. Not only will you get a dozen sweet treats but the recipes to add to your baking library. There are so many fun twists you can take with your party, choose the one that fits your group of guests.
When planning the food for your Christmas cookie swap, be sure to offer a few light bites that aren’t too heavy or sweet. You’ll be sampling the goods so having a something lighter will be a nice break in the tasting. Serve coffee and cocoa to enjoy with the cookies too. Don’t forget to play some Christmas melodies to help everyone feel festive and jolly.