It's a last minute idea for this year, but if you don't have it in your budget to do a full blown holiday party this year, why not hold an event that's fun and helpful to your residents?
"If there's one thing that I love about the holidays, it's homemade cookies and candies! The only trouble is trying to make all the different kinds of cookies and candies so that I'll have a good variety for my own family over the break. Enter the Cookie Swap!
Here's how it works:
Every attendee will make one or two types of cookies/candies that they enjoy. I will let everyone know the headcount for the event, so they will know how many dozen cookies to make. "
We will all bring our cookies together on Wednesday evening. I will provide wine, spiced cider, and other delicious liquid treats. Each person, along with their cookies, will bring printouts of their recipes to swap.
We will go around and talk about the cookie that we brought, why we chose that one, and if there are any special tricks in making them taste just right.
During the afore mentioned activities, we'll also be sampling the cookies and candies that are in front of us, so if you have to save your weight watchers points, this is your heads up :)
I'll have little ballots made up and we'll vote on different categories, and there will be prizes for the winners.
Then, using the container you brought, you shall pack up and return home with an assortment of everyone else's cookies and delectable little treats!
Are you in? You know you want to :)
RSVP back to me by Saturday at Noon if you can attend, so that we can get the headcount correct for everyone to make their cookies. And, to hedge bets about there being variety, if you could take a second and post the kind of cookies that you're making on the page, that would be helpful, too.
By the way, if you feel so inclined, you're welcome to bring more than one or two types of cookies/candies. I just know that we're all super busy people, so I didn't want to make the burden of the cookie too high :)"