Everything You Need to Know to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap

If you ever wanted to host a holiday cookie swap but had no idea where to start, I got you covered. I compiled a list of

Everything you need to know to host a holiday cookie swap

Everything You Need to Know to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap

This was originally posted over at Somewhat Simple a few years ago but I’ve updated a few of the links and gave it a fresh new look!

A few years ago my friend Nicole and I decided we wanted to host a holiday cookie swap. Unfortunately we came upon the idea too late in the season and were not able to pull it off. Sigh.

It’s something I’ve always wanted to do so I’m putting it all in writing so when the time comes, I will know exactly just what I need to pull it off.

How to Host the PERFECT Holiday Cookie Swap

INVITATIONS:  Every party starts with a great invitation.

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Chalkboard Invite :: Sweet Tea and a Cactus

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Gingerbread Invite :: The Pretty Paper Studio

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Striped Invite :: Delight Paperie

RECIPE CARDS: Each guest should bring along a copy of their cookie recipe to share.  As a hostess, you might want to have some blank recipe cards on hand just in case.

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Holiday Recipe Card :: Reasons to Skip the Housework

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Chevron Recipe Card :: The Girl Creative

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Post Card Recipe Card :: How to Nest for Less

PACKAGING: Each guest may want to bring some baggies along to help bring their cookies home. Here are some other creative ways to package cookies if you are giving them as gifts.

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Recycled Foil and Clear Wrap Boxes :: Aunt Peaches

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Petal Pusher Boxes :: HomeSpun Threads

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Recycled Pringles Can :: A Baker’s House

COOKIE RECIPES: Or course what is a cookie exchange without the delicious cookies?  Here are some yummy cookies that would make a great choice to share at a cookie exchange.

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Chocolate Cookies with Mint M&Ms :: The Girl Creative

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Sugar Cookies :: LOL Foodie

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Reindeer Cookies :: Baker Girl

FAVORS:And lastly, wow your guests by sending them home with a fun and festive favor to say “thanks” for coming!

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Cookie Cutter with Thank You Tag :: Joy Ever After

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Tic Tacs :: Somewhat Simple

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Hot Cocoa Wands :: Ella Jane Crafts

Now you have all of the information you need on How to Host the Perfect Holiday Cookie Swap!

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