First, I love your web site and the news letters. I want to thank you again
for all your wonderful advise and suggestions for a Cookie Exchange I planned
for December 12, 2007.
It was wonderful and everyone had a super time. I had 15 ladies counting
myself. I incorporated an Ornament Exchange and an appetizer buffet luncheon
with it and what a success. It was a lot of work but well worth it.
I called the ladies on my guest list a few weeks before I sent the invitations
out which was about three weeks before the Cookie Exchange was to take place.
I wanted to find out who was interested and able to attend since it was during
the busy time of the Christmas Holiday.
When I sent my invitations I included two Christmas Recipe Cards. I asked
everyone to bring 5 dozen of their favorite cookies to exchange as well as
another dozen for a sample bar. One recipe was to go on the exchange table
and the other one was to go with the dozen on the sample bar.
My husband cut several small blocks that I wrapped in striped foil Christmas
paper with a bow. We drilled a hole in the top of each block and I inserted
some floral picks on each one of them to hold the recipe cards. They sat
in back of each ladies beautifully arranged cookies. Cookies galore!!! What
We played your "Left/Right" game with the ornaments as I read the story.
It was so much fun. I try to be very organized and had everything in the
computer from the start of the party to the end including food, games, and
I alternated and wrapped two red and two white tea lights in cellophane and
tied a bow at each end, which I gave out as party favors. They were a hit
and very festive. At the actual time of the exchange I had all the ladies
stand in front of their cookies and each one introduced themselves and told
about their cookies. We had a lot of laughs over some of them.
They all worked so hard to make their particular cookie a success. And they
were. I also made all the ladies a Cookie Cook Book from all the recipes
and pictures I took during the party. I have enclosed a couple of pictures
of my party. I hope they come through ok.