Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas

Christmas Cookie Exchange

One of my favorite parties to both host and attend is a Christmas Cookie Exchange.  If you aren’t familiar with this type of party, you bring several dozen of the same kind of cookie (usually 6 dozen) and you leave with 6 dozen different kinds of cookies!  For this particular cookie exchange, I was contacted by Bethany from Auntie Bea’s Bakery to create custom printables for her Cookie Exchange Party.

Our latest collaboration was for this Cookie Exchange (which you can see in all of it’s glory in Carousel Magazine and on Bethany’s blog.  You might have even seen it on Glorious Treats!!!).

Bethany did such an amazing job – the food was amazing…the decor was cute(and EASY to replicate!) and the activities for the kids were perfect…and we left filled to the brim with some of the most amazing cookies and sweets you could ever ask for.  For this self-professed non-baker, I will admit that I was more than a little intimidated by all the fabulous talent who brought the most beautiful (and YUMMY) sweets to trade!

Please take a few minutes to check out my photos below but then head over to Auntie Bea’s Bakery to see the whole party.

Christmas Cookie Exchange - Swish Printables

(See that peanut butter fudge right there on top of this CUTE sweets stand?  Yep – that was my contribution.  I won’t claim to bake anything gorgeous but I’ve got the “rustic fudge” thing down!)

Christmas Cookie Exchange - gingerbread men, fudge and truffles

Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas - snowflake cookies

The kids decorating their gingerbread men!Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas for kids:  Gingerbread Men Decorating

Here’s the Hot Cocoa Bar that Bethany put together to ward off the winter’s chill (and what is better with cookies and cake pops than some hot cocoa)?   And see that cute subway art?  You can download it for free here!

Christmas Cookie Exchange:  Hot Cocoa Bar - Free Subway Art Printable

Look at all these YUMMY mix-ins!!!
Christmas Cookie Exchange - Hot Cocoa Bar

And because it’s a cookie exchange, it wouldn’t be complete without something to take home all your goodies in.  Gable boxes are a GREAT idea – and of course you’ll need to label it properly.  Don’t forget the recipe cards!  I’ve got you covered though!  Head over to my shop to get yours!

Christmas Cookie Exchange - Take Home Gable Box Label

You can order the printable party through my etsy shop.

Christmas Cookie Exchange - Printables - DIY Print at Home

 I’ll leave you with a photo of my sweet girl enjoying all the sweets!  She had a great time – as did I!

Christmas Cookie Exchange

 

Vendor Credits:
Printable Designs: Swish Printables
Party Styling, Decorated Cookies and Pops: Auntie Bea’s Bakery
Photograpy: Glorious Treats and Ashlynn Gist
Candy Trees: Glorious Treats
Gable Boxes: BRP Boxshop
Cookie Cutters and Sprinkles: Karen’s Cookies
Paper Straws, Cups and Hot Cocoa Spoons: The Baker’s Confection
Gingerbread S’Mores: Kimberly’s Kitchen
Macaroon Cookies: Sugar Lillie Bakery

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