Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cookie Exchange at the Ying's House

Some traditions are international and worth having regardless of where you are living.  This year Yangmei held her Christmas cookie exchange at the house.  It had been a few years since we've had one due to how busy our lives has been.  Well, this year she was going to do it.

We had about 15 families show up on a Sunday afternoon.  There was a great mix of my work, kid's school, church and neighborhood friends.  The house was packed with children from 2 months old to seniors in high school.  

The concept of the party is that you bake a set of cookies and exchange them for a larger variety at the party.  This is usually done at the end of the party when it is all winding down.  During the party, Yangmei served beautiful food and drinks while the kids played.  There was even some kid events like finding snowflakes and reindeer droppings in the yard.

Anzhong enjoying a snack.

Three beautiful tai tai.

The cookie table and boxes to take them home in.

The snack table - a little late for this photo since it was
mostly gone by the time I took the photo.

The Cookie exchange kids!  (the older ones were not in the photo)

Finding bells and snowflakes.

It was cold and dark.

A fun mix of people from around the globe.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Ingram Cookie Exchange and love that you had one in Shanghai! I still remember that amazing gingerbread "Chateau" you made in Boston complete with the SUV with ski's on top! Glad you all are doing well there...making friends and having grand adventures!