Monday, December 17, 2012

My Annual Cookie Swap

I have hosted a cookie swap in my home for the past 9 years. I love it! We eat, laugh and play games. I have to admit finding different games each year has become challenging. For a while, I could use the same games due to moving around. We have been here over 3 years so I needed fresh games. So I headed over to my favorite idea sight..........pinterest.

This year I found this hilarious game…

All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player.

The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head.

Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking.

Here are the instructions:
1. Draw a line for a floor.
2. Draw a Christmas Tree.  Add decorations if you feel so inclined.
3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.
6. Draw a present below the tree.
After the six steps have been given, let everyone look at their masterpieces.
Get ready for a serious giggle fest.

Then have players count up how many points they received by following this rubric:
1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.
2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel.
3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.
4. 1 point if your star is above your tree.
5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree, etc.
6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!). :-)
7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a tiny kitten peeking out).
8. 2 points if your present is under your tree.

We also played What's in your stocking?

I had a stocking filled with Christmas items. The ladies had to reach in the bag without looking. They had 10 seconds to feel all the items in the bag. As soon as the bag was passed to the next person, they had to write down the guesses.

I also had little Santa faces hidden around my house. The one to find the most won a prize.

The cookie I made this year was.....

Peanut Butter  Chocolate Bars

Doesn't that look delicious!

You can find the recipe here.

I placed the cut up bars into cute little bags for easy grabbing.

Here is the rest of the table of goodies.

After everyone left, I fixed me a tall glass of milk, sat down and took a bite out of every single one.

Yes..........I was naughty!

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