Christmas Cookie Swap
On December 2nd, I hosted a Cookie Party at my apartment. It is somewhat of a tradition in our community here, and this year I decided to host the gathering.
Things went a little differently to how we thought they would, but it was a good evening and we all got to taste some delicious cookies.
What is a Cookie Swap Anyway?
If you haven’t been to a cookie swap, or even heard of one before… let me give you a little run down. As my invite (on the left) says, you bring 12 cookies to share and 12 cookies to swap. That’s two plates of cookies – it sounds like a lot, but really it’s not. In fact, you could bring ANY AMOUNT that you want, but you need some to put out on the table, and then some that you want to swap.
If you take 12 cookies to swap, then at the end of the evening, you get to choose 12 other cookies to take home to your hubby and kids.
Pretty awesome, I know!
Since I was at the ISQ Christmas Fair all morning, I had to set up for the Cookie Swap on the Friday evening. As usual, my ever-faithful husband was amazing. He truly is a gem! That guy was blessed with the ability to serve, and SERVE HE DOES! He helped me prep the jars for the hot chocolate station, he cut up vegetables, made a garlic dip, and took care of everything around the house.
The party was supposed to be only for ladies, but Justin just didn’t leave. Hilarious!
We all joked that he was going to be the only guy to get his choice of as many cookies as he wanted, but I really did think he would disappear when all of the ladies arrived. He didn’t! He stuck around right until the everyone left.
Sarrah, a friend over here who is also doing Keto, made a batch of ketosis-friendly cookies for her and I to share. I was going to make us some fat bombs, but my day was just PACKED so I didn’t get around to that. I am thankful for her support, and the fact that she brought something for us to enjoy. What a sweet friend she is!
Another great Christmas celebration done. We are getting closer and close to our trip, and since we won’t be here for Christmas, we are thankful for these festive events. This was a god evening with the ladies (and Justin). The initial plan, and the tradition, is to watch a Christmas movie at the cookie swap. Instead, the ladies wanted to chat and enjoy the Christmas slideshow on our TV instead. hehehe
Just like the Fall Soup Party, this is an event that I want to keep doing after we move from China.