For the Party Guest
Make sure to bring the following three items (along with your dozens of cookies, of course):
1. A copy of your recipe: Spell it out: A copy of your recipe will come in handy when fellow bakers are admiring your handiwork. If anyone has a food allergy, they can casually check for any offenders without constantly asking, “What’s in this?”
2. A cake plate or tray: Make it easy on the hostess and arrive at the party with your cookies red-carpet (ok, dining-room-table) ready. Label the back of your cake plate or tray with adhesive tape marked with your name for easy returns.
3. Take-home container: Asking the host at a cookie swap party for a baggie to transport your cookies home is akin to asking for a doggie bag at a fancy dinner party—it’s just not couth. Play it safe and bring your own plastic containers or baggies to pack up your loot.