Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cookies and Cocktails

Yesterday I shared the first of my newer holiday tradition- gingerbread houses.  Today's Christmas tradition has a bit more history- our cookie and cocktail party.  I LOVE Christmas cookies.  Every year my mom makes a dozen different types of cookies....cookies that are only made for Christmas.  Yup, you can only enjoy them for a few weeks a year.

This tradition involves some of my favorite things- baking, decorating, and friends.  I was looking for a fun, simple holiday celebration and a reason to bake all the cookies....thus our Cookies and Cocktails Party was born.


 more cookies 

 And even more cookies 
Yes, there were many leftovers, but no one complains about leftover cookies.

 The bar- we had red, white, and dessert wines. There was a different liquors for people to design their own drinks.  However, the house cocktail of the night was Harvest Punch.  It was a big hit, at least there were no leftovers.
Harvest Punch:
apple cider
butterscotch schnapps 
all to taste 
float cranberries 

After taking this photo I was too busy having fun to take more photos.

What kind of holiday party do you throw?


Anonymous said...

So fun! I have thrown a cookie exchange for the past two years! Maybe some cocktails are just what the party needs!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This sounds super fun - and yummy! We only throw a Thanksgiving party and then just attend others parties all Christmas!

Kelly said...

Cookies and cocktails sounds like fun! I will have to keep it in mind for next year!