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Cookie / Small Treat Exchange and Baking Gift Swap! (+ a lucky draw!)
Each year, our cookie exchange is quite a hit and I'm looking forward to doing another one :). Here's the instructions. Please read the instructions for BOTH parts of the evening - each attendee will need something to contribute to the exchange as well as the gift swap! COOKIE, CANDY, OR SMALL TREAT Instructions: 1. Bake (or purchase if life is too busy) 5-7 dozen cookies, candies, or small treats of any sort. 2. Make 20 packages of 2-3 cookies, candies, or small treats and make sure you have 20 leftover for tasting. If you are putting in 2 per package, then you need to make 5 dozen total. If you are putting 3 per package, then you need to make almost 7 dozen total. 3. Wrap each package very simply in saran or small ziplocks. When you arrive, there will be 20 boxes on the table...simply put one little package in each one. The remaining treats will be for for tasting and eating at the event! They will go on the center tables. 4. On the way out, everyone grabs a box and takes it home with 20 different little packages of cookies and treats. Please do keep it small....no giant cookies ...just small treats that can easily be packaged and put in a box. GIFT SWAP INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Bring TWO SIMPLE BAKING ITEMS UNDER $5. It can be a baking ingredient or a kitchen gadget, item, decor etc. Please keep it very simple and inexpensive! It can be two of the same item or two different items. One should be wrapped as a gift for the gift swap, and one will be placed in a big basket for the "lucky draw". At the end of the evening we will draw names and one of us will bring that lovely "gift basket" home as a Christmas Gift from Bakers and Tasters! Everyone will go home with something from the gift swap....a gadget, item, or ingredient....but one lucky member will take home a basket full of goodies. :) Good luck!! Examples of Things to Bring: special flour, sugar, baking mix, chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, pudding, a spatula, a wooden spoon, parchment roll, something cute to hang in the kitchen, recipe holder, rolling pin, confectioner's sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking chocolate, sprinkles, brownie mix....anything as long as it's under $5 and simple. You can easily pick up simple items such as these at the Dollar Store, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Market Basket, etc. One gets Christmas wrapped and one goes in the basket unwrapped. We will exchange gifts, enjoy sampling each others goodies, tell each other about the items we baked, made, or bought, exchange our gifts, and conduct our lucky gift draw over coffee and tea. This should be a super fun evening! If you sign up for this event and then realize that you can't make it, please give AS MUCH NOTICE AS POSSIBLE and change your RSVP right away. This event takes preparation - baking and shopping. If people on the wait list are moved to the "going" list at the last minute, they will not have time to bake and shop for the event and everyone will be affected. Please double, triple check your calendars. Thank you!!! :) Be sure to leave a comment below with what type of cookie, candy, or treat you will be bringing for the boxes (so we don't have duplicates), but keep your gift items a secret!

Cherry Hill Corporate Center Llc

5 Cherry Hill Drive · Danvers

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Welcome to Bakers and Tasters!

Ladies, do you...

• Love to bake (sweet or savory)? OR....

• Love to eat sweet and savory baked goods?

• Love to socialize over coffee and tea?

...if you say "yes" to any of these questions, then this meetup group is for you!

For now, we will be scheduling a meetup at least once per month in DANVERS, MA.

This meetup group is for ladies only - every night will be "ladies night"!

BAKERS - Do you need people to eat your experiments? Would you like a "cafe" style setting for people to enjoy your baking? If you are a baker (new or seasoned) and want a unique outlet for your baking while meeting new people, please join us! And on those occasional weeks when you don't feel like baking, or are too busy to bake, you can be a taster and simply come and enjoy!

TASTERS - Do you love to sit around a table with a cup of coffee and enjoy a sweet or savory treat in the evening while having the opportunity to meet new friends? Then please join us!

ANYONE ELSE - If you are not a baker and are not really interested in eating but love to meet new friends over a cup of coffee and would enjoy a monthly ladies night out, then by all means please join us!

DUES: This meetup group is FREE to join. There will be a contribution bucket at events. If attendees can throw in a few dollars when they attend, it is extremely helpful in offsetting the meetup costs and is greatly appreciated. If you want to know where your contributions are going, the finances are public (under "more" at the top of our meetup page). You can see all of the startup costs and ongoing costs and how the past dues and contributions have helped to offset those costs.

I am very excited about this meetup! I have always enjoyed baking and I would do more 'recipe tweaking' and recreational baking if I had people to eat it on a regular basis. This will be a great outlet while meeting new friends at the same time! I am thoroughly excited about baking new recipes while meeting new friends over coffee!

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