A cookie swap is a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy a variety of homemade cookies with friends and family. Here are some steps you can follow to host a successful swap:
- Invite friends and family: Create a list of people you would like to invite to your cookie swap and send out invitations. You can invite people in person, by phone, or through a digital invitation such as an email or social media message.
- Set a date and time: Choose a date and time that works for everyone on your guest list. It’s a good idea to hold the swap during the holiday season, but you can also host one any time of year.
- Determine the cookie swap format: There are a few different ways to structure your swap. One option is to have each person bring a specific number of cookies to share with everyone else. For example, you might ask each guest to bring a dozen cookies to share. Another option is to have everyone bring a batch of their favorite cookie recipe and exchange recipes with each other.
- Plan the menu: In addition to cookies, you can provide drinks and snacks for your guests. Consider offering a variety of hot drinks, such as coffee, tea, and cocoa, as well as cold drinks, like soda or water. You can also serve light snacks such as cheese, crackers, dips, and fruit.
- Prepare for the event: As the host, you will want to provide basic supplies for the cookie swap. This might include plates, napkins, cups, and utensils for serving the cookies and drinks. You should also set up a table or area where guests can place their cookies and recipe cards.
- Have fun! During the cookie swap, encourage guests to sample and share their cookies with everyone. You can also play holiday music and games or have a gift exchange to add to the festive atmosphere.
I hope these tips help you plan a fun and successful cookie swap. Enjoy!
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