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!
There were cozy Christmas socks on a festively-decorated antique child’s chair for anyone whose piggies got cold,
and a well-equipped cookie packaging station for us to box, wrap, clip, tag, and/or plate our cookies to take home.
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.
Michelle’s Apple Delights were a slam dunk for the “Most Attractive!” Aren’t the awesome?
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.”
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!
How cute is this sign that went with Colleen’s Grinch cookies (green crinkle cookies with teeny tiny hearts?
And check out these Inside Out S’more Cookies! (and the little polka-dot wooden spoons to stir your cocoa)
She even had prizes!
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,
and Hassleback potatoes,
as well as plenty of veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, spreads, and and adorable cheese and 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!
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,