Every holiday season, parties abound and it’s an exciting time to catch up with others and celebrate. Party hosts will plan for drinks and snacks to taunt the tastebuds of guests. It’s always great to be able to display homemade treats on seasonal plates for guests to sample as no doubt the holiday season always seems to bring out the best desserts for that sweet tooth!
Let’s face it though; the holidays can be a very busy period of time and while party hosts and attendees have the greatest intentions of making a number of different kinds of sweets to share, the goal sometimes is not met for a multitude of reasons. Yes, it is easy to run to the local grocery store and buy a variety of sugary morsels, but if you are wanting to be able to have authentic homemade treats then this might be your answer. A ‘Christmas Cookie Exchange Party’!
Everyone usually can find time to make batches of one kind of Christmas cookie. It’s way more cost effective making one kind of cookie than buying the ingredients for a number of cookie recipes. If you have friends with limited baking time then consider these next few steps and you’ll happily end up with all your cookie trays done and ready for the holidays!
1. Decide on the number of participants for your cookie exchange. Over 12 is preferable giving you over 12 cookies on a tray.
2. Decide on a number of trays of cookies you and your cookie exchange participants would like to have over the holiday season whether for their own parties or as hostess gifts.
3. If wanting to end up with at least one dozen cookies on each tray you will need to have at least 12 people participate and make the required multiple of cookies for your exchange. i.e.. #participants x #cookie trays for each = #cookies each participant has to make. 12 participants each wanting to end up with 5 trays of cookies means each participant makes 60 cookies to share. Each tray will have 12 cookies because you invited 12 people. The more people invited gives you more cookie types on each tray!
4. Have participants RSVP with the kind of cookie they will make to ensure there are no duplicates if that is important.
5. On the day of the party, each participant brings their cookies in containers and their trays. Each participant then goes around taking one cookie for each of their trays out of each container.
Creating your Christmas Cookie Exchange Party invite on Eventastic is simple. Just sign in and fill in the template of Name, Date, Time and Details of your party. Add holiday themed cover photos of cookies or use the pictures provided. Add the RSVP/Registration feature to your invite so participants can respond with confirmation and cookie type for all to view. You can even add a personal video to your invite! For fun, throw some flour on your face and hold up a spatula and be the star of your own video invite for friends to enjoy! Start Now!
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