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Sugar cookies baking in the oven, Jingle bells playing in the background……packages wrapped and under the perfectly decorated Christmas Tree! I am dreaming of a sweet Christmas!

Show me How To create a sweet cookie exchange buffet

The kitchen is the heart of the home and we love to decorate with sweet treats, gingerbread houses, candy trees, baking Santa's and festive cookie nutcrackers. A fun party idea is to host a cookie exchange and use your kitchen island as the cookie buffet! We love faux gingerbread houses, no fussy mess or cleanup!

Gather your supplies:

table top trees

baking themed Santa's

sweet nutcrackers

gingerbread houses (bought or made)

trays or wooden cutting boards

cake stands

colored mesh

Show Me the How to:

Unroll the mesh, cut desired length, tie a knot in the ends for a finished look.

Use the cake stand for one of the gingerbread houses, arrange with the Santa, trees and 2nd gingerbread house.

Tip: Cake stands create a great riser and add height 

The gingerbread train adds a whimsical touch!

choose a tray or wooden cutting board to hold another house and 2 nutcrackers.

Now invite your friends and enjoy the party!


Show Me Decorating Sweet cookie exchange buffet bar


Show Me Decorating Gingerbread vignettes for the kitchen 


Show Me Decorating creates a cookie exchange buffet featuring a  Mary Engelbreit plate

Another grouping could include a decorative plate! We love Mary Engelbreit and her whimsical style.


Show Me a sweet cookie exchange bar


Show Me a gingerbread house neighborhood, a tray pulls the whole look together

A tray great option for setting a scene with gingerbread houses.

Tip: vary the size and style of house just like in a real neighborhood, add in trees to complete.

Home Decor tray holds a gingerbread house, nutcrackers and miniature Christmas tree

Everyday home decor can be incorporated, the iron tray serves as a great base for the Chocolate Gingerbread house and Cookie Nutcrackers! Hollywood Nutcrackers by Kurt S. Adler are our favorites!

What is your favorite cookie to take to a cookie exchange? Share your recipe and picture with us on Facebook 

Happy Decorating Y'all!!

the Show Me Decorating Team

PS- Decorate your Christmas Tree with a sweet and delicious tree theme.



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1 comment

  • Dana Wilson: December 27, 2014

    Do you have the sweet nutcracker in stock? The one holding the tray of cookies and peppermints on his hat. Please let me know the price if I can purchase. Thank you.

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