Hosting a cookie swap party is a great way to multi-task during the busy holiday season. Cookie swaps are a great opportunity to gather with friends, family, or colleagues and exchange delectable festive treats. It’s also an easy way to shortcut your holiday baking!
Cookie swaps are easy parties to host, especially when you follow these simple tips…
Plan Early: The holidays are a busy time for everyone. More people are likely to attend your party if you give them plenty of notice.
Cookie Count: Determine how many cookies each guest should bring. Keep in mind that each will be leaving with approximately the same amount of cookies as they brought (for example, if each guest brings three dozen cookies, they will each leave with an assortment of three dozen different cookies)
Track What Your Guests Will Be Bringing: Ask each guest what type of cookies they’ll be bringing. It’s the host’s job to keep a running list to avoid duplications.
Get Copies of the Recipes: Ask each guest to bring copies of their cookie recipes so everyone can recreate their favorites later.
Simple Party Décor: All you will need for a great cookie swap is rental tables, rental table linens, rental glassware for beverages and plenty of seating. You can also find free cookie swap printables on LivingLocurto.com.
Provide Savory Snacks: Balance your guests’ blood sugar with savory snacks and drinks. BLT Dip is one of our all-time favorite easy-to-make appetizers. Check out our recipe here.
Wrapping Station: Provide packing supplies so your guests can easily wrap cookies to take home with them. You can find inexpensive boxes for baked goods at local craft suppliers like JoAnn’s, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby.