Ugly sweater parties are so five years ago – the holiday cookie swap is where it's at, y'all.
Sixteen ladies armed with baskets of cookies. What's not to like about this scenario?
I asked my friends to bake some cookies to share, packaged for easy distribution along with a recipe. Suzy won the imaginary prize for best packaging by folding paper cranes for each one.
We sipped hot pear cider and nibbled on baked brie. It doesn't look like anyone is having fun in the photos, mainly because everyone freezes when I start walking around with a camera.
But I swear, fun times were had.
And we wore name tags so there would be no awkwardness from not knowing a girl's name you met the year before. Thanks for the great suggestion and for providing them, Amy.
Richelle entertaining the littlest guest all decked out in her lovely Christmas attire.
I love hosting these cookie swaps right before the holidays because you receive a great variety of homemade sweets to share with family and friends who might drop in. It's also fun hearing where the recipes came from, whether they be a prized family recipe passed down the generations or obtained from the back of a chocolate chips bag.