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Host a Cookie Exchange Party like Joanna Hawley

October 01, 2013
Tis the season for parties! I like to shake things up a bit though. Potlucks don’t feel so special anymore, so this year I thought of a fresh idea… a holiday cookie exchange!

I invited each of my friends to bake their favorite cookies and bring them over! We had a blast sharing recipes and munching on mountains of cookies (we even gossiped a bit). I highly suggest inviting your girlfriends over for this super fun seasonal party! Your tummy will thank you!

I wanted the spread to feel really casual and fun, so I set the table with a simple white tablecloth and layered kraft paper giftwrap over it. Then, I used my favorite cakestands, serving platters, and bowls to display all the cookies my guests brought. Finishing touches are a spool of red and white bakers twine, vintage doilies, and shiny gold jingle bells!

Joanna Hawley