Sheila Fisher's 2nd
Lexington North Carolina
This year I held my 2nd Annual Cookie Exchange on December 9th. What Fun it started a 4pm and didn't end until around 9pm! Thank you for having such a wonderful website and all the information is so very helpful.
This year I had 16 guests, word got out last year about the fun we had and so my party doubled, it was a perfect number however we can always squeeze one or two more in.
This year I improved my food & drink selections, I made a Winter Minestrone Soup and rolls, Marmalade Meatballs - everyone loved this. I had a Cherry Almond Goat Log w/ honey, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Veggie Tray, Hot Mulled Cider, Wine, Soda and the special drink of the evening were my "Mistletoe Martini's".
Games this year with gifts-
*Candy Cane Game-can't say the word "cookie"
*Left to Right Game
*Guessing Game-How many Cookie Cutters are in the jar
I also had gifts for-
*The First to RSVP-Winner was my best friend Brooke
*Most Festive Cookie-Winner was again this year Tracy
*Most Festive Dressed-The winner was Kathleen
*Best Cookie Story-Tracy also won this title
The cookies this year were amazing-
Noel Nut Balls
Peppermint Melt Aways-This years winner for best cookie
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Kahlua Gingerbread Cookies
Lemon Sugar Cookies
Candy Cane Cookies
Egg Nog Cookies
Holiday Cereal Snaps
Italian Ricotta Cookies
Catch a Bumble Cookies
Sugar Cut Out Cookies
Double Chocolate Sour Cherry Cookies
The sad part about this years party is that I was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures. Theres always next year!
Last my not least, everyone walked away with a bag of Reindeer Food at the end of the night along with new friends and new memories.
So, thanks again for your inspiration and congratulation's on the "How to Host a Cookie Exchange Handbook". I love it.