If you're thinking of hosting a Valentine party this year, I think a cookie exchange is the perfect choice. I hosted one last last year and it was so much fun. I love cookie exchanges, but it's sometimes difficult to organize one in December with all of the other holiday activities. February is the ideal month – there are so many Valentine cookie options to bake. My favorite cookies to make are heart-shaped sugar cookies with pale pink frosting.
I set the table with a simple brown linen tablecloth and a wide pink ribbon down the middle and some bowls of Valentine candy. I also used pink-bordered place cards to write the names of the cookies that were brought.
I made cupcakes for everyone to eat while they chatted before the exchange. I also had mini-water bottles with Valentine labels (not pictured). When it was time to exchange the cookies, I gave everyone a bakery box to gather their cookies and take them home. I am planning to do it again this year and hope to make it a tradition!