Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let It Snow~Cookie Swap Party!

Here's what we woke up to this morning at the Jersey Shore, 23 inches!

Welcome to another year of our Cookie Swap Party.

I bought out my tables, and yes, I painted these some years ago.

Here is my invitation this year for my Cookie Swap party.

These are the invitations for 2007 and 2008.

Ready for some Holiday Cheer!

Getting the food ready. Love these red and green nachos.

I just had to include another photo of my upside Christmas tree. You can go to my post "Doors of Welcome" to get a closer look.

I always give everyone who attends an ornament with their name and the kind of cookies they baked.
Love my penguin.
My cute little elf in the bowl.

Finally, finished decorating. lol

Here is a sneak peek of my stained glass window. My family snow people.

Here is the table with every one's awesome cookies.

Here I will take you around the table to see all the yummy goodies.

Here are all the ingredients for the my favorite drink chocolate martini.

I coat the glass rim with chocolate sugar, then we squirt the Hershey's chocolate syrup around the glass and unwrapped the chocolate kiss to the bottom of the glass.

This is our Kris Kringle where we exchange gifts.
Geralyn on the left and Patti (some of you know her from Ranger) on the right.

Cindy our Beauty Control Rep. and Liz with my favorite penguin sweater.

Me, I got this ornament from Tinsel Trading in NYC. Thanks, Peggy!

June with her snowflake necklace.

Here is Patti taking a picture of me taking a picture of her. LOL We are all taking pictures, and of each other.
Raelene, this is her last swap with us, we'll miss you!

June and Ellen, taking a picture of me taking a picture of them.

Raelene, taking a picture of me taking a picture of her. (I know you had to be there).
She also took our group picture.

Thank girls for a fabulous time and such yummy cookies. See you next year!
Hugz, Z


  1. Snow....snow....snow....everywhere you go there is snow!!!!!! Loved the pictures!!!!! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest!!! It is such a great tradition and it wouldn't be Christmas without it!!!

  2. My god, I love your house. It is my dreamhouse I tell you!
    Uphere in Holland we had as much snow as you had, it has been years since we had a real good thick layer of snow and I think it is great!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Hi Zandra:

    Love the pictures! I had a great time. Thanks for inviting me!

  4. Hi! Zandra. Oh my goodness, your home looks amazing with all the beautiful decorations....just magnificent. And that upside down tree...WOW I luv it. Have a great Christmas and the very best wishes for the new year ahead. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Thanks for inviting me to share in your party that well-decorated and I'm so jealous of your first picture...snow outside your home...a white X'mas indeed! If only you could bottle it and send some to me! *LOL*

    Have a wonderful X'mas holiday and a blessed new year! :)

  6. And agood time was had by all!!!!! It's amazing to see so much snow. We have snow, but a tiny bit compared to what you have. Your house looks fantastic, you have excelled in your decor. Have a fab time over Christmas. x

  7. What a fun time! Something to look forward to each year. I love your tables! And each of your invitations. Your home looks so festive and warm. LOVE THE SNOW! I would be in Heaven!
    Have a Merry Christmas Zandra! Karen

  8. Looks like you all had a great time at your cookie swap!! And I adore your Upside tree!!! Very cool!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!! Warmest Regards, Lisa

  9. Hi Zandra!!!!
    Oh I love that snow!!!!!Of course I never see it it snow, unless we travel to it!!!!haha
    The house and party looked so awesome and so fun!!!!!!
    I wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!!

  10. I love snow for Christmas but alas it will be a bland 60 degrees here in the desert. The cookie swap looked like a blast...have a Happy Christmas and New Year!

  11. What a fun bunch of gals!!! Oh how I wish I'd live closer, I would have so much fun with ya'll!!!!
    I wanted to pop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for blessing my year full of Zandra Beauty with a touch of Rock Star!!! ;)
    You are the sweetest and you have such a huge heart...I love you to tears!
    Sending many blessings to you for 2010 and I'm looking forward to many more visits with you...hoping one day, one visit will be "real"!!!
    everything vintage

  12. Merry Christmas to you Zandra----Enjoy having Gabby home....where is the time going????? Hope to see you soon....working Sunday----hopefully some day next week---I'll give you a call when I am not suffering from a retail hangover.

  13. Have a great Christmas. Your cookie swap looks like it was great fun. May God bless you and yours this precious Christmas Day. Martha

  14. omg girl, that chandelier looks so cute! I am SOOOO doing that next year! And the upside tree, L-O-V-E!!!!!
    Your whole house looks great, and I want to come over for a chocolate martini okay! Merry Christmas!!!!

  15. HI!!!
    Weren't you following me for a short time????
    I think you fell off my list some how!!!
    I hope you make it back!!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  16. Hey Miss Z, Your home is so Beautiful, I really enjoy getting to see your gorgeous decorations!!
    I got a laptop so now I can visit more!!! YEAH!!!
    Hugs, Toni

  17. Z, Looks like everyone had so much fun. Wish I could have been there. Missing everyone. ange

  18. oh wow so much love and attention to detail in your decorating, just love the warm and welcoming feel your home exudes the cookie swap looks like it was loads of fun XXX