Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A cookie party exchange

On Sunday, I hosted the second annual cookie party exchange. Are you familiar with this kind of party? It is super fun this time of year. I asked that my guests bring 3 dozen cookies, and everyone swaps – so you get to go home with various types of cookies. The girls brought everything from peppermint bark, toffee, organic oatmeal scotchies, chocolate chip, sugar cookies, almond crescents dipped in chocolate, and red velvet cupcakes.


The cookie exchange is really a disguise for a girls' afternoon. We enjoyed some bubbly, good food and each other's company. On Susan's recommendation, I made some leek quiches (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/mini-leek-quiches-recipe/index.html), and my mom's ham buns, artichoke dip, spinach dip, and a new recipe – Caesar salad bites. These turned out to be a big hit and are so easy. http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/appetizer-recipes-00400000052549/page32.html

I did some quick labels so that guest would know which cookies they were taking. I used place cards, spray painted them red, added some decorative tape, and stamped my favorite tree from PSA Whimsy Tree.


Design Team member Jen Witmer (who has been recovering from back surgery) found some time to craft and bring cookies to the exchange. She made organic oatmeal scotchies – they are to die for! She created these adorable bags for guests to bring home, too. She stamped the snowman from PSA Vintage Snowman and colored him up. How cute!


Everyone had a great time!


Already looking forward to the 3rd annual.

Supply Spolight:
  1. Place cards:    Stamps: PSA Whimsy Tree (PSA Essentials), Decorative Tape (K&Company), Scallop punch (Michael's), Glue Glider Pro.
  2. Bags:  Stamps:  PSA Vintage Snowman (PSA Essentials), Crayola Classic Markers, Zots, and Fiskars scissors.


  1. I love cookie exchanges...I know you all had a blast.

  2. I have never actually been to or hosted one but I have been wanting to.

  3. I love cookie exchanges! The girls in my neighborhood and I had one a last week and it was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again. Maybe a Valentines treat exchange?

  4. I haven't done a cookie exchange in years. The closest thing I did was while stationed in the Philippines, I helped organize a bunch of folks baking and boxing up cookies for the single military men and women on base.

  5. I am so jealous that your exchange only consisted of three dozen cookies...the one I went to last week required SEVEN dozen cookies. let's just say...I didn't come close to 84 cookies, more like 5 dozen and some of them were so small that they couldn't be classified as "cookies." Haha! Maybe next year I'll come to your exchange :)