Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cookie Exchange

Today I hosted a cookie swap in my new neighborhood.  I didn't know a soul to invite, but found a page on Facebook where the neighbors come together to talk, sell, etc with each other so I took a deep breath and asked if anyone wanted to participate in the swap and I got a few takers!!

Using Facebook made the whole process easier.  First I asked for interested people, then once I knew there was an interest, I created an invite and uploaded it on Facebook.  I created a board on Pinterest for those who said they wanted to participate but didn't have any ideas.  I checked in on the group from time to time.

A couple of days before the swap I cleaned up the house and then I made spritz cookies the night before.  Packaged them up and made a few snacks (I focused on nonsweets) Each swapper brought some to share, so those went on our snack table.

We introduced ourselves and chatted about living in New Town, then tried all the goodies!

We separated the piles and everyone took home a great assortment of cookies!  I know that I want to do it again next year!!

My lovely guests!


4 comments:

  1. You are so clever to arrange the cookie swap and it is a nice way to meet neighbors. The display and the wrappers look very festive.

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  2. Everything looks yummy! Great idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
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  3. Terri, if I were your neighbor, you KNOW I'd participate. It sounds like so much fun! Can be believe I've never once done a cookie swap? I keep reading about them, but I've never done one. But I can dream, right? lol

    I was glad to see you're keeping up with this blog. So glad I stopped by today.:)

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