Went to my first ever Christmas Cookie Exchange party at "K's" (dd best friend) house and we had the best time ever. There were eight of us and it was a great mix of people. "K" of course went above and beyond with her preparation of the party and she deserves a big pat on her back for all the hard work she put in and as dd says it's all in the details!!!
This is the food table with "snacks" on it to nibble on, there was more added to it later on!!! The banner was made using a Cricut.
In the above photo you can see something at the top on the wall and are wondering what it is? Well "K" wrapped her picture up to look like a present, so it looked more Christmassy. I rolled my eyes at that one!
Who thought that was a great idea?
This was the hot chocolate station. It included chocolate dipped marshmallows, mini marshmallows, and chocolate dipped spoons, all to go in the mug of hot chocolate. I forgot to ask how she made the hot chocolate, it was so good.
"K" even made little tags with our initials on it, to go on our mugs/glasses:
She had a beautiful bunch of flowers, and the cranberries in the water was a lovely touch I thought:
"K" made these cake pops which looked like reindeer and they were really yummy. Underneath them you can see some of the iced sugar and gingerbread cookies she made as well, they were so good.
This is a photo of dd and "R" wrapping up everyone's cookies:
These are the boxes of cookies we were presented with:
This is what was in the boxes of cookies:
Attached to the top of the cookie tins was a recipe book with all the cookie recipes in it:
We also got a take home gift of a cookie cutter with this label on it:
and this gorgeous tea towel, which you can find at Crate and Barrel:
The cookies that were made were:
Almond Chai Cookies
Christmas Cherry Chews
Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Cranberry Vanilla Chip Cookies
Big Soft Ginger Cookies (recipe on prior day's post)
100 Good Cookies (recipe on prior day's post)
If there is no direct link to the recipe, I will add that recipe in the next day or two. Those Christmas Cherry Chews are to die for!!
So hand's up who wants an invite to next years cookie exchange? Dd, "R" and I have offered to host it at our house next year. Same folks just different venue!!! I told dd and "R" that they can do the Martha Stewart stuff and I'll do the food!!!
If "K" is reading this post you deserve all the praise from all the comments as you put a lot of effort into this and it showed.
*** We each made 3 dozen cookies and we didn't bring any of the ones home that we actually made.***