How do you host a cookie exchange?
Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:54 PM
I've heard about these and they sound fun and practical for those of us that bake. I love having the girls over and have lots of cute Christmas stuff that I never get to use.
I totally want to do this but I just can't figure out what the ratio is for cookies to bring per person.
I am inviting 14 girlfriends and want to have cookies to taste and cookies to share.
Any help please??
Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:02 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:24 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:24 PM
That makes sense doesn't it?
Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:28 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:18 AM
I don't think that's enough cookies. At my old job, everyone brought about a dozen for each person wrapped already. I don't recall bringing them to eat at that time but that is a great idea. So....I would have everyone bring in a dozen for each person, already wrapped and ready to be passed out and a dozen to eat at that time.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:21 AM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:55 AM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:22 PM
| Originally Posted by jrodsgirl |
I actually just went to one of these hosted by my FSIL and FMIL. There were 15 ladies total. We had to bring a dozen cookies for each person and one to share for the night. I had to make 16 dozen (1 to share, 1 for me, and the other 14 were for everyone else). Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. Each kind of cookie was tracked by FSIL and FMIL so that there were no duplicates. Hope that helps!
also, dont forget to have everybody bring printouts of their recipes! if you tell everybody to make their recipe the same size (i usually ask people to do half of an 8.5x11 piece of computer paper), you can have a hole puncher & some ribbon to string them all into a little booklet, and the hostess provides a little booklet cover that has their name & the holiday cookie exchange date. make sure you tell each participant to also put their name on their own recipe cards so people know where they came from, as well as label what the cookies are for each little sack you give away to other guests.
the way i do that is i go buy holiday cellophane bags from target or a party store & then just close them up with ribbon & make return address size labels on the computer that have my name & the kind of cookie. you should track what each guest plans to make so there are no dulipcates, and yes we also have the rule about no choc chip cookies or store-bought items.
now that my closest gfs are so far flung, we do an elfster style cookie exchange where you only get one person you have to send cookies to, but you send 3-4 different kinds. i've been wanting to host a cookie exchange for my friends here, but i've just been too busy lately with work to organize & send out invitations, so maybe next year. have fun!!!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:03 PM
I'm never worried about too many cookies....I work in a firehouse and I have lots of hungry firefighters I give my leftovers to. I swear, they are eating machines!
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