One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is baking homemade cookies and hosting a cookie swap party is a fun way to share that with friends. Plan a merry and bright cookie exchange party with these free printables and a few colorful items from Oriental Trading.
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I am all about the bright and colorful Christmas decor this year. It looks fabulous in my red kitchen and blends throughout the house with a mix of modern and vintage styles.
The gnomes below are wearing nordic noel cone-shaped trees for their hats!
I was browsing Christmas party supplies at Oriental Trading, trying to decide on a party theme when I came across the mod and merry party pack. So fun! There are matching plates, napkins, and other tableware. If you really look through all the Christmas categories, you’ll find other stuff that matches the bright red, lime, green, and turquoise too.
This “Merry Christmas!” mini banner is included in my party printables download below. It has the text and exclamation point, plus three cute gnomes.
Merry and bright cookie exchange party
Hosting a cookie exchange party is simple. Invite over some friends (I recommend 4-8) and ask each guest to bring a few dozen of their favorite Christmas cookies. Guests will get to sample everything and then take home a few of each, depending on how many guests you have and how many cookies each person brings.
The cookies are the focal point of the party, so I set up plates for each flavor. The cookie label cards have space to write the cookie flavor on the front.
My dining table is smaller than most standard tablecloths. If you have the same problem (or just like the extra swag) use a ribbon to gather and tie the ends.
The metal stands are place card holders, so they can be reused for all kinds of parties.
For a little party fun, I designed these cookie exchange voting ballots. Have each guest write in the name of their favorite from the place cards.
If you have several similar ones, you can number each of the cookie flavors by writing on the backside of the cookie labels. Then, have guests write the cookie number on their ballots.
You can’t have cookies without cocoa, so I set up a simple coffee and hot chocolate bar with flavor mix-ins, creamer, marshmallows (in the sugar bowl), candy canes, and these matching stir sticks.
Ask guests to bring their cookie recipes to the party so that everyone can get a copy of their favorites. You could also have guests email the recipes ahead of time so you can print them onto the recipe cards.
Before your guests leave, make sure everyone gets to take home some cookies. I like these four-section Christmas treat boxes. The match the mod and merry colors and have room for about 16-20 cookies.
Cookie exchange party printables
You can get all the printables I created for this cookie exchange party to download and print at home or your favorite copy shop.
- blank invitation
- filled invitation
- cookie exchange voting ballot
- “Merry Christmas!” mini banner with gnomes
- snowflake circles
- recipe cards
- cookie label cards
- cookies to go tags
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- I printed everything on cardstock for durability.
- The first page is a blank invitation, so you can open it in any editing program and type in your info. The second page is the invitation with date – time – location, so you can handwrite your info.
- The cookie labels and recipe cards are intended to be double-sided. Your printer settings might be different, but I printed mine one side at a time and then made sure to send it back through the printer with the other side up to print on the back.
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