Cindy DeForest's
4th Cookie Exchange
McDonough, New York

Hi Robin--

I held my 4th exchange this year on December 9,2007.I made the exchange family style again this year and there were 23 in attendance (10 bakers, 3 husbands and 10 children. The only bad part of the party was the fact my mom-in-law passed away this year and couldn’t be here to share it with us. She was always a big part of the party and it was something we enjoyed doing together. It just wasn’t the same without her.

I had a buffet again this year and we had: Ziti and meatballs in sauce, Hot pepper Queso dip with tortillas, and veggie platter with dip. A platter of cheese, pepperoni, crackers and dip. BBQ cocktail wieners. I also had various beverages available.

After the buffet, the adults played the left-right game with gifts I had bought throughout the year at various stores. Then we let the kids play the game (with a different story) and I had gifts for all of them as well.

I held a raffle that I found on this website using points (1 point for holiday attire, 2 points for putting cookies on a holiday platter, etc.) I gave Home Interior candles as the prize for this game.

I gave out 2 prizes for Most Creative Display-1st prize was a Christmas Cookie Jar and your Cookie Exchange book. 2nd prize was a Home Interior Jar Candle.

After the food and games, we started the swap. I asked everyone to bring 7 dozen cookies. We had some really great cookies this year.

I’ve included some pictures of the cookies. Thanks for all you do—this site is a great help every year. I hope you had a great exchange we well.

Happy Holidays,