5 Tips for Hosting a Fun Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

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You are in the Christmas spirit, and you want to host a party. Christmas cookie exchange parties are so much fun and great parties to include the children.  Here are a few ideas of things to think about when planning your party.

Homemade Christmas Cookies for a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Cute invites are a must! Be sure to include on the invite whether children are invited. Here are a few we love on Etsy!

Make sure you let everyone know how many dozen cookies they need to bring. Decide if cookies need to be 100% homemade or if they can be bought at a store or bakery.

Also, everyone should bring enough recipe cards to share their cookie recipe with other party guests. They write down the recipe for their Christmas cookies on these cute recipe cards:

Make it a contest.  My daughter’s bestie has had several cookie swaps over the years. I love that they have us vote on different categories, like most creative, most festive, most unique, best overall, etc.  The kids get into voting as well.  If you decide to do this, I would have some small gifts for the winners!

Prepare your menu. Depending on the time of day that you select, I would plan the menu for your event. Have tea, sandwiches, and snacks. Also, a hot chocolate and coffee bar would be a hit.  

We do live in New Orleans, so I would definitely have mimosas or egg nog for the adults or some other New Orleans Cocktails.

Serving and taking home cookies. I would suggest taking out all of your Christmas Cookie Platters that are collecting dust to display the cookies.  Create display cards for the names of all of the cookies.  I would also get cute containers for guests to take home leftover cookies. 

They could make ornaments or make gingerbread houses if you are really adventurous. The kids can also write letters to Santa

You could also download this Christmas Activity Book to keep the kids occupied!

Do you have any tips for hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange or maybe a favorite recipe? Let us know in the comments!

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