your head this holiday season? Join
the fun with a cookie swap sleepover that’ll satisfy even the pickiest sweet
Are visions of chocolate chips and peppermint bits dancing
Spread the word
When it comes to cookies, the more the merrier, I say! Cut
out circular invites and decorate ‘em to look like your favorite crunchy treat.
On the back, write out the details of your party. Ask each girl to bring over a
couple dozen scrumptious cookies. Any kind will do, but its best when each girl
brings a different variety. Passing around a cookie sign-up sheet once you’ve
got your attendees squared away will keep ya organized.
Just ‘cause you’re hosting doesn’t mean you don’t have to
bring some goodies to the party. But—lucky you!—you get to pick your recipe
first, so make it a good one. Choose a family favorite or pick one from GL’s
sweet treats recipe vault.
Lay out your spread
Unless you wanna send your besties home with tummy aches,
you need to have some not-so-sweet nibbles on hand. Before your guests arrive,
you can whip up some tasty finger sandwiches. Peanut butter and jelly, ham and
cheese, tuna salad—whatever you want will work. Cut off the crusts to make it
super elegant, and serve it along side some fresh fruit and veggies.
How it works
Ready to get down to business? Set aside a dozen or so of
each type of cookie your buds bring—more or less depending on how many girls
you’ve invited. These are the sweets your free to eat all night long. There
will be enough of each type of cookie so that every girl can try one if she
likes…and Mom and Dad can have some nibbles, too.
The rest of the cookies are meant to be swapped and brought
home. Supply each of your buds with an extra plate—durable paper works just
fine—and let them choose the cookies they want to bring back to their own
Kick back ‘n’ relax
When the cookies are snugly wrapped in plastic on their new
plates, roll out your sleeping backs and settle in for a rousing game of truth
or dare, a couple of favorite holiday movies or some old classics. Try pulling
out Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, Chutes and Ladders and the like for some
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN cookie, holiday parties, party ideas, sleepover, holiday parties, winter parties