You are going to have a Christmas cookie exchange party! Yay! It is going to be so much fun. Now, it is time to figure out your Christmas cookie exchange party decorations. #TheFunPart
Christmas Cookie Exchange Party: Invitation
First, decide how you would like to invite your guests. Your options are:
- Mail paper invitations
- Email or text digital invitations
- Facebook event
Which option do you prefer to use? One thing to consider is the age of the guests coming. Grandma might not understand how to work a Facebook event.
These editable invitations are from my shop and you can find them by clicking HERE.
Christmas Cookie Exchange: Door Sign
Second, decide how you are going to welcome your guests at the door with a door sign. Have you ever gone to a new house and weren’t quite sure if you got the right one? It is a horrible feeling. Make sure your guests know they arrived at the right place.
Christmas Cookie Exchange: Voting & Awards
Third, decide if you are going to have everyone vote on the cookies so that you can hand out awards. This is a fun way to make a game that everyone will enjoy.
Decide the items that will be on your voting ballot. Choose 3 or 4 to make it fun, but not overwhelming.
To keep everyone from knowing who brought the cookies, you can put a number card by each plate of cookies. Then, when everyone votes, they will put that number on their voting ballot.
Have a container ready to collect the voting ballots. This can be a shoe box with a hole cut in the top and then covered in wrapping paper to make it pretty!
Are you going to give the award winners a prize or just give them an award and a congratulations. Awards could be anything baking related, like a couple kitchen tools or a pretty kitchen towel.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Party: Decorations
You will need to choose where you are going to decorate. I find that it is easier to make one table the focus of my decorating. This keeps me from feeling I need to decorate my entire house. You can use the same door sign as as a sign at the decorated table.
Some people might want to write down the recipes of cookies they would like to bake on their own. In the invitation, you can request that people bring their recipe. The decorated table can have blank recipe cards for your guest to fill out.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Party: Thank You Tags
If desired, you can give you guests a small thank you gift for coming. You can attach a coordinating thank you favor tag to the gift. The tags can also be used on the plates of cookies that you are going to exchange so that no one gets confused on whose cookies they are.
You can make your own decorations or buy these decorations shown above at my store in the button below.