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holiday cookie-swap party

Make your cookie-swap party more interactive by having your guests work together to create decorative packaging for their tasty treats! Cookie Swap Party InvitePrepare a table for your guests to sit around with packaging materials and craft tools. It's all about the presentation, isn't it? What better way to make beautiful gifts, than around a table with your closest friends!

The Invite: Get your guests excited about this year's cookie-swap with beautiful invitations that set the tone for the new "interactive" party! Include recipe cards, the "rules", and details of the tradition.Cookie Swap Party Recip Book Favor

Party Favor: Send your guests home with all of their new recipe cards in an organized fashion. Using Kolo's matchbook photo albums, slide each recipe card in the plastic sleeve provided on each page. Create a custom 2" square tag for the cover, and each guest has a wonderful keepsake!

Below are directions for just a selection of our packaging ideas. Use these for your very own cookie-swap party, or for your own gifts this holiday!

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cello-bag cookie favors

Cello bags are a great way to package smaller cookies and candies. Take a look at three of our ideas to dress up cello bags by following our simple directions below!

Cello Bag Cookie Favor Cello Bag Cookie Favor Cello Bag Cookie Favor

directions:

  materials:
 

small cello bag
gift wrap sheet
chocolate cardstock
ivory text weight paper
red/white bakers twine
chocolate 5/8" ribbon

  tools:
 

mono adhesive
x-acto knife
ruler
hole punch
stapler

    • For the tag: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, type the title of the cookie. You may decide to leave this tag blank, so your guests can hand write the names of the cookies.
    • Print the tag on ivory text paper. Cut out each tag with an x-acto knife and ruler. Our tag measures 2"w x .75"h.
    • Cut a 2.5"w x 1.25"h chocolate cardstock tag and adhere the printed tag on top with mono adhesive.
    • For the far left sample: From a gift wrap sheet, cut a 1.5" strip. Make sure it is long enough to fit around the entire bottom of the cello bag. Place the strip inside the bottom of the bag and crease the edges of the paper along the edges of the bag. Pour your tasty treats inside the bag and tie with bakers twine to close at the neck. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the tag and tie into the bakers twine with a bow.
    • For the center sample: Place your treats inside the cello bag and fold over the top of the bag to meet the treats. Use a stapler to adhere the bag closed at the top. From a piece of gift wrap, cut a 4"w x 4"h piece. Fold in half. Adhere to the top of the bag on both sides using mono adhesive. Adhere the tag to the front of the bag using mono adhesive.
    • For the far right sample: From a gift wrap sheet, cut two 4"w x 10"h strips. Adhere them together, printed side facing out on both sides. Make a fold 2" from the bottom, then 2.5" from the first fold. Adhere the tag to the "front panel". Place inside the cello bag. Pour your cookies or candy inside the cello bag. Fold the top of the bag over 1". With your hole punch, make two holes at the center of the fold, .5" apart from one another. String a piece of chocolate ribbon through the holes to secure closed.

take-home box

Have your guests carry their party goods home in style with their very own personalized gift box! Our large cardboard gable boxes allow plenty of room for their recipe books and other goodies from the event!

Cookie Swap Party Take Home Box
  materials
 

cardboard gable box
gift wrap sheet
chocolate cardstock
ivory text weight paper
chocolate scallop card
red/white bakers twine

  tools
 

mono adhesive
x-acto knife
ruler
hole punch

directions:

    • For the name tag: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, make a page with each guest's names on it. Print the tag on ivory text paper. Cut out each tag with an x-acto knife and ruler. Our tag measures 3.5"w x 2"h. Adhere to a chocolate scallop card with mono adhesive.
    • For the greeting tag: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, make a page with a custom greeting. Ours is "Thanks for coming!" Print the tag on ivory text paper. Cut out each tag with an x-acto knife and ruler. Our tag measures 3.75"w x 1.25"h. Cut a 4.25"w x 1.75"h chocolate cardstock tag and adhere the printed tag on top with mono adhesive. Punch a hole in the top left corner of the tag. Tie to the handle of the gable box with bakers twine in a bow.
    • For the belly band: From a gift wrap sheet, cut a 30"w x 5"h strip. Wrap around the entire flat part of the box. Adhere in the back of the box with mono adhesive.
    • Adhere the scallop card name tag to the front of the box with mono-adhesive.

boxed cookies

Don't let your guests go home with their cookies in the same boring tupperware they came in! Spruce up a tin or cardboard box with a tag, beautiful printed paper, tissue and some ribbon!

cookie tin cookie box cookie box

directions:

  materials:
 

box or tin
tissue paper
chocolate cardstock
ivory text paper
gift wrap sheet
red/white bakers twine
cupcake cups

  tools:
 

mono adhesive
x-acto knife
ruler
hole punch

    • For the tag: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, type the title of the cookie. You may decide to leave this tag blank, so your guests can hand write the names of the cookies.
    • Print the tag on ivory text paper. Cut out each tag with an x-acto knife and ruler. Our tag measures 2"w x .75"h.
    • Cut a 2.5"w x 1.25"h chocolate cardstock tag and adhere the printed tag on top with mono adhesive.
    • For the far left sample: Fill a windowed-tin box with tissue and cookies. Place the lid on the box. Wrap bakers twine around and around the entire short side of the box. Wrap around as many times as you'd like to get the desired look. We wrapped our around 5 times. Secure the twine at the top with a knot, then tie a tag at the top with a bow.
    • For the center sample: Foll a cardboard box with tissue. Place cupcake cups to fit the bottom of the box. Fill each cup with treats from the party. Adhere a tag to the front of the box with mono adhesive.
    • For the far right sample: Fill a windowed-cardboard box with tissue. Place your cookies inside the box ad secure closed. From a gift wrap sheet, make a strip to go around the entire box, securing at the bottom with mono adhesive. Wrap bakers twine around and around the box, over the gift wrap strip. Secure the twine at the top with a knot, then tie a tag at the top with a bow.

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    more...

    We are just bursting with ideas for packaging your holiday cookies this year. Below are just a few more to be inspired by!

    cookie tin cookie cones cello favor bag






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