Not Your Momma’s Cookie Exchange Party

Colleens Cookie Swap Group Photo Aprons Whip Nae Nae

Remember those aprons I shared yesterday that I made for my daughter-in-law’s cookie swap party?

Well – here we are doing the Whip Bake Bake at the party!

I am so excited to share some photos of the amazing party my even more amazing daughter-in-law (third from the left back row – next to me) threw.

This is not your momma’s cookie exchange like we did back in the day!

Check out the amazing drink station where Colleen served Hot Chocolate with all the fixings and add ins as well as gin and tonics and wine.  All the makings for a “spirited” cookie swap!

drinks 2

Hot Chocolate Bar

hot cocoa fixings


There were cozy Christmas socks on a festively-decorated antique child’s chair for anyone whose piggies got cold,

cozy socks

and a well-equipped cookie packaging station for us to box, wrap, clip, tag, and/or plate our cookies to take home.

cookie packing station

clips at cookie packing station

tags at cookie packing station

We all brought enough cookies to share tastes that evening and enough for everyone to pack up 5 or 6 dozen to take home and share with our families and friends and for our own parties.  Colleen made little labeled tags for each type of cookie so we knew what we were sampling and so we could vote on the “Most Delicious,” “Most Unique,” and Most Attractive.”  And boy were they ever!

Katie rocked “Most Unique” with these adorable and absolutely luscious cherry snowmen cake balls.

snowman cake balls most unique

Michelle’s Apple Delights were a slam dunk for the “Most Attractive!”  Aren’t the awesome?

apple delights most beautiful

And Alaine’s Pistachio Cherry Cookies had us all swooning for “Most Delicious,”


though they truly were ALL delicious and beautiful and unique and made with “lovin from the oven.”

lovin from the oven

And……. two of the young ladies actually had some “lovin in their ovens!”  Jen is in her first trimester and Jessica is due any day!

Jen and Jessica pregnant bakers

How cute is this sign that went with Colleen’s Grinch cookies (green crinkle cookies with teeny tiny hearts?

Grinch cookies

And check out these Inside Out S’more Cookies!  (and the little polka-dot wooden spoons to stir your cocoa)

inside out smores

She even had prizes!

prizes most delicious

Before we ate cookies…. Well – we pretty much ate cookies the whole evening…  Colleen made some fabulous food including the most amazing Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Party Sliders,

Hawaiin Ham and Cheese Party Sliders

and Hassleback potatoes,

hassleback potatoes

as well as plenty of veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, spreads, and and adorable cheese and olive wreath.

olive wreath

We even played some fun and silly games like teaming up to make the best reindeer antlers out of balloons stuffed in panty hose!

team 2

Team 1


Reindeer Katie and Michelle

Reindeer Michelle

It was the most fun, most unique, most delicious cookie swap party I’ve ever been part of!  I am so proud of my beautiful, generous, creative daughter-in-law, and I thank her for kindly allowing me share this with all of you.

Hope you are enjoying this festive holiday time however you choose to celebrate!

Cheers & Hugs,


51 thoughts on “Not Your Momma’s Cookie Exchange Party

  1. You did such an awesome job capturing every little detail!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the pictures and sweet compliments. It was such a fun time with everyone! I truly am the luckiest daughter in law ever to be so loved by you! Thank you!

    Thanks to all your followers and blog lovers for their kind compliments as well! Making sweet memories is the best part of all! 🙂

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  2. LOL!!! I loooove the last couple photos!! Thanks for the early morning laugh. This looks like a super big blast of fun, glad it was a total success. Merry Christmas to you and yours!! ❤️❤️

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  3. WOWZA! This looks like something I’d see in a magazine!! Looks so wonderful and inviting! 💖💕🎄🎁 Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us, Jodi and your daughter-in-laws creative talents! 💜 And love the balloon antlers! Lol! 😄

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  4. Jodi, that looks like one heck of a party. Amazing, really. Your daughter in law did herself proud with all the decorating and labels and FOOD. Those potatoes look delicious. Glad you had a great time and the aprons were a hit.😊

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    • I know – right AGMA – Colleen so rocked it. She is a girl after my own heart and loves this stuff. But she does it even a thousand times better, which i LOVE! 🙂 She could so be a party planner among many other talents. Can you tell I adore her?! haha!

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