A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was having a Cookie exchange for Christmas. I invited 25 people; if I get that many would be a great achievement. I am hosting this at my house and those of you that read this blog know I live in Pensacola, Florida. I love to entertain. My thoughts are leaning to an outside garden party, because I live in Florida and the weather will be beautiful. In my mind I have little bistro tables with lacy table clothes. Pretty fall center pieces and fairy lights. I will be serving Champagne Punch, the recipe my girlfriend Carole serves, with fresh raspberries. I also am going to make some finger foods. This is being held in the late afternoon/early evening.
I like to cook, bake, do some canning, freeze a couple of meals and eat it all! I have the backyard thought out but the front yard was a challenge. I went online for ideas. I was online for over 3 hours. Yes, 3 hours, you see one thing then click on something else. But what I found was flags, banners, and signs, all to do with FOOD.
I started looking at Welcome signs and from there I went to Cheers, Wine, Candy, Watermelon, Pumpkins, Jalapenos, Turkey, Strawberries and Pineapple. Then there are carnival foods: Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Cotton Candy, Sno Cones, Pizza and Italian Ice. Knowing a few people with delis/bistro type restaurants, I am thinking these would be great for everyday or specialty sales! Welcome and Open flags and banners. Your flag could be tres chic, rustic, cutesy or just plain fun. If those ideas do not tickle you, do you know we can custom make your flag, banner or sign? Whether you need one for your place of business or you are on a committee that needs to get the word out about your organization, fundraiser, school or campaign this idea is really an eye catcher.
To finish off my Garden Cookie Coup, I am using a Welcome Garden Flag and stringing fairy lights along the ground to make a path. I am making wedding cookies, one of my favorites, melt in your mouth buttery goodness. Here is a picture of them. Maybe it is early enough to have your own Cookie exchange…