December 17, 2012

6th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

Sunday I hosted my Sixth Annual Cookie Exchange.

Most of the girls have been apart of it since the beginning.
They all get so competitive and really whip up some delicious cookies.

This year was pretty laid back on my part.
I didn't go crazy with the appetizers, prizes, or decor. 

I had 3 other little things keeping me plenty busy enough.

I did Facebook event invites this year.
Keeping it classy. Let me tell you.

It felt really badly because I wasn't able to invite everyone who had come in the past.  I invited 14 girls who usually come and who have been over and in contact with me the last few months. And they all RSVPed yes. So I wasn't able to invite more. 15 of us makes for a heck of a lot of cookies to bake!

I had each of the girls claim their cookie. First come , first serve. There were to be no repeat cookies from previous years. Once they decided on their cookie, they were to bake 5 dozen of them. (1 dozen for the tasting table and 4 dozen to be split among the guests). 

We always do 2 prizes - best tasting cookie and best looking cookie

I got Starbucks gift cards for the prizes this year- easy and I figured who doesn't love Starbucks?

Here are some pictures from the day.

holiday punch

voting station and prizes

something besides cookies to munch on

the table for take-home cookies  - mine are on the far left

friends catching up

 the table full of cookies ready to taste

Lisa and Holly with Hudson

Kate, Cori, and Lisa with my babies and Kelli's baby

Holly and Reagan

taking cookies to sample

Our two winners Cori and Megan

Cori won best tasting cookie with these from above.

Megan won best looking cookie with these from above.

It was a great success and I'm already totally pigging out on all of these cookies!

If you want to read more about my past cookie exchanges- 

And just because , I have to throw in a few pictures of my little ones from after the party.


Mommy Mandy said...

Umm, I would love an invite next time:) So fun!!

Mrs. Howard said...

I love this!! I am going to pin it, if you don't mind, so that I can do this next year!!

Rachel said...

You always do such a nice job, what a fun tradition :)

Emily said...

How fun!! Love this! I love that you get to take some home AND sample them at the party!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, my goodness, you just continue to amaze me and I think I'm going to have to mention you on my blog in the very near future. When I do, I will let you know.

What a fun Christmas gathering. I use to do a cookie exchange and it's something I need to do again. You have inspired me!

Christmas blessings!