Hosting a Christmas cookie exchange is a fun way to celebrate the season and get a great variety of treats.
A Christmas cookie exchange is a great way to get a variety of cookies without all the work. Basically, each participant bakes a set amount of 1 type of cookie of their choice; usually, each person bakes 1/2 dozen or 1 dozen cookies for each person. Then on a set date, everyone gets together to exchange cookies.
Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange Party
Invitations: Set the tone of your party with these adorable invitations. We always do our party on a weeknight and we send out invitations 3-4 weeks ahead of time. This way everyone has time to plan. We ask for firm RSVP’s one week prior to the party so we can let everyone know how many cookies to make. We generally make 1/2 dozen cookies for every person attending.
Recipe Cards: One of the best things about a cookie exchange is getting new recipes. Have your guests bring the recipe they made to the party. Then set out these adorable recipe cards and let everyone copy down their favorite recipes.
Made by Tags: It’s fun to know who made what! Provide your guests with these tags ahead of time to attach to their goodies so everyone knows what they are getting and who made it.
Gift tags: Providing little gifts for your guests is a nice little touch to add to your cookie exchange. You can ask guests to vote on the cutest packaging; play party games; orj ust do a random drawing. Everyone loves to get a nice prize to take home and these tags match your theme!
Garland: Print out this garland string around your home for decoration! It’d be super cute strung around the table piled high with Christmas cookies
Christmas Cookie Recipes
Not sure what to bake for your cookie exchange party? Check out these great ideas!
Love, Love, Love your site.,, Thank you so much for posting these, I am all things gingerbread so you can only imagine how HAPPY i am right now. God Bless & continue to do what you obviously do best, thanks again, I’m already printing for next year… LOL
Thanks, Mayda! I love planning ahead! 🙂
I have wanted to have a cookie exchange for awhile now – maybe this is the year! I found your blog @ Works for me Wednesday. I would love it if you linked up a post at my new linky party: http://www.joyfocusedlearning.com/2013/11/anything-goes-link-up-1.html
I hope you have one! They are so much fun!
These are great! I’m going to a cookie exchange party soon, I’m sending my hostess the link to these, I think she’d love them. I’d love if you’d come link some of your creativity over at our Lovely Ladies link party, live on Wednesdays. Come check it out if you’d like, we’d love to have you over 🙂 http://bit.ly/1atfsuh
-Molly from Just a Little Creativity
Your printables are all so adorable! Lots of good tips too! I’d love if you came and linked up to the Handmade Holiday Link Party 🙂 http://persialou.blogspot.com/2013/11/handmade-holiday-link-party.html
Thanks for the printables. Your little gingerbread boy and girl are adorable. Now our family cookie exchange will be cuter. Would you be willing to share this recipe post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-14/
These are so cute and love the ideas!! Thanks, Colleen @SweetStackers