Gingerbread House and Ornament party 2013

I had the somewhat brilliant idea to host a Gingerbread House and Ornament making party in December.  At the time I was pretty sure I was delusional and/or insane.  But I went with it anyways.

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One of my Village is an awesome baker and I asked her to make gingerbread houses for the kids. I supplied regular icing for the decorations along with the ornament making supplies. Party guests were asked to bring candies for the house decorations.

Ornament making came first. I kept it very simple since we had a wide age range of kids at the party.  I went to my standard back-up for ideas, Pinterest.  I found the perfect craft as expected, Icicle Ornaments.  Pipe cleaners and pony beads – easy and yet allows for individual creativity for all ages.
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The kids had fun making the ornaments, making several to take home and give as gifts. Then on to the highlight of the party – decorating Gingerbread Houses!

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Kelly did a fabulous job with the gingerbread houses. She baked all the pieces, made the royal icing and assembled them. That’s right – we had fresh gingerbread for our houses. Totally edible and delicious. No prefab kits over here – booyah!

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Overall I count the party as a success! Adults and kids had a blast decorating their houses. It was fun to watch each child’s personality displayed in how their house ended up being decorated.

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I think this will become an annual event at our house.



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