Hi everyone! I'm hosting a cookie exchange early in December, for 9 ladies. I've sent out the invitations and now I'm trying to organize everything so I know ahead of time what I need to do. I've invited most of the ladies to bring their kids (some single moms in the group) so I could have 15 kids of all ages here too...with very little room downstairs for them. Any ideas on how to keep them occupied? Also, can anyone offer up some tried-and-true cookie recipes that will be easy, can be made (at least somewhat) ahead of time, and look great?!
Also, I plan on serving some appetizers, so any good recipes would be most welcome, especially if they can be done ahead of time and don't need a lot of last minute work.
I've been to a cookie swap but have never hosted one before, so all of you with experience, share your tips please!!