Hi everyone! I’m Amanda from www.amandacreation.com Today I want to show you some ways to add some extra fun into your cookie exchange parties this holiday season. Whether you are hosting one or participating in one I have some great printables to help you make it even more special! From fun packaging for neighbor gifts, to award ribbons for the best tasting cookie I have you covered! And to help you plan your party there’s even a FREE printable guest list sheet at the end. So stay with me and be sure to grab that at the end!
Cookie exchange parties are such a great way to try a whole bunch of different cookies without having to commit to baking each one to see if it’s a hit or not. There are so many recipes out there to try there is no way to know if they will be worth the time and effort. So gather up some friends and you each bake a different kind of cookie. Then you get together and taste them all and swap cookies! I love to host this party every year and each year we get better and better recipes! (It could be the fun prizes I offer!) So if your hosting a cookie exchange here are some fun ideas for making it a party to remember!
Each guest will bring cookies to sample, Use fun number cards to label each cookie so voting on them later is easier. They are quick to create, just print them out, cut them out and fold them and you are ready to label the cookie entries!
I think something that makes a cookie exchange fun is voting for the best cookie! It’s also great motivation to get your guests to really think about the recipe they are going to bring. I have gotten some amazing cookie recipes over the years, and it’s fun to see which cookie wins the best tasting. My mom won 4 years in a row! This cute voting ballot has voting for the most unique cookie, the best looking (there are some really pretty cookies out there!), the prettiest packaging, and of course the best tasting. Guests just write in which number they are voting for, and you tally up the results and hand out the ribbons!
Cute printable award ribbons to match what was on the voting ballot.
Or you can get more fancy with printable certificates for each category. With space to write in the winners name, and then sign it with the date. It’s a cute keepsake for the winner and they really appreciate it! So there’s some fun ways to make the party even more fun if you are hosting it. If you are attending a party here’s some cute ideas for you!
Some really cute cookie baking themed to and from tags. You can tape them onto your package or tie up a baggie of your cookies. It’s a cute way to present cookies you are giving out to everyone at the party but also a great way to give the gift of cookies to neighbors and friends too! You can always use a cute gift tag right?
Here’s a picture of my packaging at last years cookie exchange I hosted. I got the bags at Micheals for .50 each, they were a great size and I loved the foiled look of them. I used the tag to tape the bag closed and gave one to each participant.
These adorable gable boxes are perfect for giving out cookies as well. I have one that says Christmas Cookies, and another that says Baked with Love, so you could use that one for any home baked gifts, not just for cookies. These are fun because even the box is made by you! They are so quick and simple to create and once you have the printable file you can print out as many as you need year after year!
You can find all of these fun printables and more to help you throw an amazing cookie party by heading to the A-Manda Creation store HERE
And now for the FREE printable! Here’s a great guest list sheet that you can print out and use to help you stay organized for your cookie exchange. There’s a place for each guest’s name, whether they are coming or not, and what type of cookie they are bringing, you know so there aren’t any doubles! Print it out and use it to stay organized! You can download the printable HERE