For the past few years I've attended my friend Mary's Christmas Cookie Exchange and it has always been a lot of fun. Since the party didn't follow me to Tokyo, I decided to host my own. For those who have never heard of a cookie exchange, everyone bakes a certain number of one kind of cookie (we made 5 dozen) and then you divide up all of the cookies and you take home 5 dozen assorted cookies. It makes holiday baking a lot easier!
I was a little bummed that the day I picked to have the exchange was a bummer day - only 3 friends were able to attend and 2 friends dropped off goodies to exchange in advance. We still had a great time visiting and decided we're going to do it again for Valentines Day.
Just a couple pictures of our limited Christmas decorations we brought with us to Tokyo. I was limited to the fake tree and one rubbermaid box. It was tough!