And with that. Here is the 2012 Annual Cookie Exchange as hosted by my daughter.
The cookie exchange tends to be about 20 girls and craft crazy two hours.
As with any party we host with kids - there was a schedule we stuck to.
Decorating mugs with Sharpie Markers. An idea found here.
I understand from more than a few parents that these were provided as Christmas gifts. Super easy. And a great excuse to buy more sharpies.
From there the girls rapidly loved onto making graham cracker candy canes sleighs. We simply used candy canes, graham crackers and marshmallows. Plus frosting as glue. A little messy. But nice and time consuming as well.
And then yeah! Cooooookies! Onto the cookie exchange itself. Each girl was required to bring two dozen cookies so that each girl would then receive one new cookie. It's really nice to try other people's cookies since we tend to make the same ones every year.
Did I mention this? No I did not. One girl brought super awesome One Direction Gingerbread Cookies. It brought a tear to my eye. Pretty sure I have two Louis' here.
The final activity, and again, wait what? No pictures? Was the incredibly easy Shower Curtain Ring Yarn Ornaments. My daughter has now become obsessed with making these. One of those easy things you can do with your hands while not paying in particular attention to it.
And then they all went home. THE END. Until December 2013.