Host A Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party!
‘Tis the season for cookies, cupcakes & holiday parties! You’ve probably been to a few cookie swaps, but wouldn’t a Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party be even more fun? Based on the same concept as a holiday cookie exchange only with cupcakes instead of cookies! A fun way to mix and mingle while sampling tasty goodies and enjoying holiday cheer with your dear friends and family. And don’t forget the added bonus of taking a variety of cupcakes & their recipes home with you! Below are some helpful tips to make your cupcake soiree a success!
First you will need to decide on a date, time and guest list for your Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party. Six to eight guests is a good manageable number and will offer a nice variety of cupcakes. Select some fun invitations and send them out to your guests. In addition to the usual invitation verbiage, be sure to include the number of cupcakes each guest needs to bake and bring (enough for tasting and swapping) as well as asking them to provide printed copies of the recipe for each guest. Have guests RSVP in a timely manner with the type of cupcake they are planning to bring so you can coordinate with other guests to prevent duplicates and ensure the best variety possible.
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Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party Invitations
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For the party, you’ll want to have a table where you can display the variety of cupcakes from each guest. Be sure you have enough platters, decorative plates, cake stands and cupcake trees to showcase each guests’ confectionery treats.
Place folded display cards to place in front of each cupcake display to identify the type of cupcakes and who baked them. As guests arrive, add their cupcakes to the display table and then handwrite the type of cupcake and who baked them on the folded display card.
Make a plan for refreshments and beverages at your Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party. Have some non-sweet snack foods on hand so guests don’t overdose on sugar. Cheese and crackers and fresh veggies and dip are simple to prepare and satisfying to guests. Beverages like coffee, tea and hot chocolate are good cold weather drinks that go well with cupcakes. And for the spirited crowd, choose a few good wines or decide upon a specific cocktail to mix up and serve. Of course water and soda are always options as well.
Before the Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party, in addition to asking guests what type of cupcakes they are bringing, be sure to remind them to bring their own containers for transporting their cupcake bounty home. A muffin tin is a great idea for transporting cupcakes!
You’ll also want to have some disposable containers, foil and plastic wrap on-hand as a backup.
Since, it’s the holidays, your house will already be festive with Christmas decorations so you have one less thing to think about and plan. Relax, have fun and enjoy the holiday cheer and tasty goodness of your Christmas Cupcake Exchange Party!
Christmas Cupcake Wrappers, Toppers & Folded Display Card Printable Freebies by The Spotted Olive™
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