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Show Me: A Sweet Christmas How To

by Kathy Becky |  | 1 comment

Show Me: A Sweet Christmas How To..

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.



Show Me Decorating Christmas Confection Tree theme



Show Me Decorating Peppermint Twist Christmas Tree Theme

Comments (1)

  • Dana Wilson on 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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