Have you ever been to a Cookie Swap? Here’s How To Host A Christmas Cookie Swap of your own this year.
I love baking cookies but sometimes it’s just fun to find new recipes. Hosting a Christmas Cookie Swap is a fantastic way to try new holiday cookies while sharing your own recipes at the same time. If you have never hosted a holiday cookie swap and want to know how, keep reading. Below you will find some helpful tips on how to host a holiday cookie swap with your friends, ensuring a fun time for all. Here is how to get started!
How to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap:
1. Consider your guest list.
Begin by deciding how many people you wish to invite. It is best to have about 6-12 people and keep the crowd smaller. Once you have your guests in mind, send out a social media invite or invites via mail to let your guests know about it.
2. Set out the guidelines.
The guidelines for a cookie swap will look something like this: Each guest is asked to bring 3 dozen cookies of their choice. They should also bring the recipe for the cookies printed off for each guest, and a container to take their cookies home in. If serving snacks, you can ask that each guest bring a side dish to share as well.
3. Prepare for your party.
Set out plenty of card tables for guests to place their cookies on. You will also want to have festive holiday decorations, candles, and music for ambiance. Your dollar store is the perfect place to find these items and get the place looking snazzy for less.
4. Invite your guests in.
When guests arrive, start setting the cookies out. You can also have some simple appetizers or the shared sides out at this time. Have each guest display the recipe next to their cookies. Mingle, laugh, and have fun.
5. Start the swap.
Have each guest introduce their cookie and recipe. They can also take any questions about their cookies at this time. Once everyone has introduced their cookies, it is time to swap. Each guest will take 2-3 of each cookie and place it in their container.
When you are done swapping, each guest will have a few dozen cookies in various flavors to take home. It is a great way to try some new ones and send guests home with a fun variety!
Christmas cookie swaps are a fun way to mingle, share recipes, and get into the holiday spirit. Give these tips for holding a cookie swap a try and hold a fantastic and festive holiday cookie swap of your own! Have you ever been to one? Share your best tips with us here so we can all help each other with new ideas. What is your favorite cookie?