While fun, festive, and delightfully delicious, Cookie Exchange Parties can be a big ordeal. Baking six dozen cookies isn’t easy, unless you’re Bakerella, but having an assorted tray of goodies to take home is definitely worth it! Though specific swapping rules may vary by hostess, each guest generally bakes enough cookies to share at the party and to swap with the other guests. We love the idea of pre-packaging sets of cookies for easy swapping at the end of the night! (A redecorated Pringles can makes a super cute, and perfectly sized, cookie container!) Party decor can be relatively tame; let the Christmas cookies shine! Create a simple buffet with empty jars that will be filled as your guests arrive with their cookies! Chalkboard jar labels let guests write-in their treat name. Serve milk in cute bottles with festive red striped straws. If you wish to carry the invitation theme throughout the event, set up a gingerbread house decorating table for crafty guests. In addition to the holiday treats, include a party favor for your hardworking guests, like a vintage cookie cutter or a mini-book of all the cookie recipes. By the time they leave the party, they’ll already be looking forward to the next one!
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