hail, hail, the gang’s all here for our second annual cookie exchange hosted by yours truly. what a fun evening catching up and sipping wine with my Athens blogging group. and the best part of a cookie swap is that no one leaves home empty-handed. in fact, we were loaded up with enough sugar to last all of 2020! that is if we kept all the cookies to ourselves. but this time of year, it’s so nice to have an extra stash of sweets on hand to share with friends and family when they stop by.
yes, this fun evening was all about cookies and sharing our favorites along with recipes. so i gussied up the house, tried to keep oscar and ollie in check set up a beverage station plus a few snacks.
so what did i wear to the cookie exchange? a pair of black watch plaid pants from J.Crew, ruffle shirt from Ralph Lauren, and a comfy cashmere cardigan also from J.Crew. the grey smoking slippers are from Talbots (old, similar here) and the velvet belt is from Zara (old, similar here) this outfit is a variation from my red royal Stewart tartan plaid pants outfit on YouTube.
getting the table ready for the girls. the presents and pedestals are from GrandinRoad. aren’t they adorable? but this would be an easy DIY project with hand-wrapped presents perched on cake plates.
Beth made Snickerdoodles. My brother’s all-time favorite cookie.
Kelly made Coconut Macaroons
from left to right Kelly, Loren, Jennifer, Beth, Hannah, and Elizabeth. we were missing Molly! see you, next year girlfriend. everyone is on Instagram, so i’ve linked the girls to their handles. there’s seven of us in all with each decade represented from thirty-something to sixty. it’s funny, but i remember the days when i was always one of the youngest in the group. how is it that i now represent the oldest?! but i have to tell you i just love getting together with these smart and funny women.
Jennifer made Pound Cake Cookies
Hannah made Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Loren made Sugar Cookies
wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and a Very Happy New Year.