Thursday, December 15, 2011

Love Birds' 4th Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

This past weekend we hosted our cookie exchange and it was a success!

I asked our guests to bring a couple dozen cookies (homemade or store-bought) and we had Starbucks giftcards for the best cookie and runner-up. It was a nice mix of friends and a few kids too! We had How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Home Alone playing silently in the background with an overlay of Pandora's Mariah Carey Christmas station. Sounds fun, right? 

Here are a few highlights from the party (Mr. Love Bird was the photographer!):

Me and my sister Ariane; she put up the decor in the background {inspired by Nat the Fat Rat}
We had such a fun array of cookies!
Those cupcakes on the counter were incredible!
Sorry for the fuzziness, but  wanted to share this silly shot that Mr. Love Bird captured!

I spy two little playmates! (remember their first playdate???)
Some of the leftovers ended up here as gifts the next day at church, and the others in an undisclosed location!
Lil Love Bird was pooped by the time the party ended
She was asleep within 10 minutes of the last guest leaving
{I'll return tomorrow to post the recipe for an awesome cookie I made for the party as well as a few tips for hosting your own cookie exchange!}