How to Host a Cookie Swap For Kids

How to Host a Cookie Swap For Kids

'Tis the season for kids to bake cookies! Kids love to help in the kitchen, and here are some tips for getting the kids to host their own cookie swap.

Invite friends.  Figure out your guest list of who your child would like to invite to the party. Send a paper or digital invitation. Ask each guest to bring one dozen cookies – 6 for a platter of cookies to share, and 6 for kids to take home. Be sure to include yourself in the count of guests.

Choose your cookie recipe. Pick a simple, festive recipe. Let your kids get involved in choosing their favorite.  Here are some delicious and festive cookie recipes that are easy enough for kids to make. And even if you don't see one below you love, we have 300+ more cookie recipes to choose from!

Make a Christmas craft. Gather the kids around the table and get creative. Let your child pick out their favorite craft and be sure to have enough supplies per guest. Here you can find several Christmas crafts for kids.

Create a party atmosphere. Get the kids involved in picking a music playlist, or creating their own. Have a movie such as Elf or a classic like White Christmas playing on your TV. 

Offer to-go boxes. When it's time to pack up all the delicious cookies, make sure you have containers for guests. Check out these tips to pack a cookie tin.

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