Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday's Cookie Swap

   Saturday evening I had the joy of hosting my first ever cookie swap with some great gals. I wasn't quite sure how it would go but by the end of the evening I was pleasantly surprised with how things turned out. Everyone brought some great tasting treats and hopefully left with equally as many as they arrived with.

   Sadly I wasn't able to be take any photos that evening as I seemed to have gotten caught up with all the talking and laughing. So, Sunday morning I attempted to gather up what little food remained to snap a few shots for my blog.


   I ended up making a lot of food, way too much food actually. We had a warm spinach dip which was amazing. There were mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese, walnuts and pears which may sound good but turns out very few like blue cheese, including myself. On the table there was also a selection of candies and veggies.

   My favorite were coconut snow ball cupcakes with a meringue icing that my husband helped me make just before the party.


   There was also a selection of some special hot chocolates along with chocolate dipped marshmallows. Turns out it really wasn't a hot chocolate drinking night but oh well. More for Jonathan and me later. Ha ha!


   Finally who could forget the cookies! Oh the cookies were abundant and very very tasty! Thank you to all the gals who put in so much work to bake their amazing treats!


   I also just wanted to show off my twig tree. I was so excited to make it Saturday afternoon and was so please with how it turned out. I know it's not everybody's cup of tea but it sure makes for a cute center piece in our home now.

13 comments:

Emma Frances said...

I love your twig tree! :) And the cookies all look amazing! What a fun swap!!

Carys said...

All this food looks delicious, and I love the twig tree! A cookie swap sounds like an excellent idea!
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Reina said...

The cupcakes and marshmallows look really good :)

Emme said...

how fun! it all looks so delicious and well decorated might i add. wish i could've been there :)

Stacey Kay said...

OMG those coconut cakes look fantastic. Wow!

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kayla.sue said...

i have been looking for a unique center piece for Christmas and love your twig tree. how did you make it?

kristen. said...

i love that twig tree! so how did the cookie swap work? did you all make cookies and bring them, make batter and bring it, or make cookies all together?

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Teaka said...

Hey Kayla.Sue, the center piece was super easy to make. I found some branches at a craft store that were already covered in foam snow. (50% off too)Pock the stick into some foam and place at the bottom of a vase, use sand or any other weighing down substance you'd like to keep the twigs from moving. It's pretty sturdy after that. I also use clear balls, the ones meant for crafting.

Kristen, for the cookie swap I got girls to bring 5-6 dozen premade cookies (on kind). After hanging out we just stood in line and grabbed cookies at will. It was sort of a mad free for all but really fun. :)

Amanda Y said...

Lovely night Teaka!
Hope you guys are alright after that crazy wind the other day.

kayla.sue said...

wow! that is super easy! i was expecting a tutorial on how to glitterfy tree branches to make them look like snow. awesome, thanks!

Cassandra said...

I love your tree. I would totally buy that if I saw it in a store. I love all the little details you put into everything - ie. the labels on your specialty hot chocolate mixes. Can you either send me the recipe for your coconut snow ball cupcakes.. or could you post the recipe? They look absolutely delicious. I want to make some for Nathan. He loves coconut & meringue.

Kari Jeanne said...

LOVE! Love the cookie swap idea and super love the twig tree!!! So creative and lovely - just like you :)

Alexandra Joy said...

Love the plaid! ;)