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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread House Making Party

We had talked about making a gingerbread house for the past couple of Christmases but never got around to it. This year we were determined... we invited friends over to have a Gingerbread House Making Party. So here is how we did it. We supplied the graham crackers, icing, and paper covered cardboard to put the houses on. I also made a couple of appetizers and assorted cookies/desserts and had drinks. We asked everyone to bring things to decorate the houses with that we could all share. A couple people also brought drinks or a dessert/snack.

Here is the set-up. Including us there were 10 people and each couple made 1 house. We expanded our table and also added a card table to the end of it so everyone could sit around it.

I love my Christmas serving pieces

More about this dessert stand in another post...

So here is our 1st Annual Gingerbread House Making Party!

Gen and Josh... they had done this before and had some tips about cutting the graham crackers.

Kristen and Jan... they got fancy with their design.

Eric thought he would be funny... maybe he should have been working faster at building :)
Sean and Kelley.. they went for a tall house but this is before some of it errr collapsed.

Katie and Kyle very focused on their house...

I start to decorate the yard while Eric was still building. He meant for the other side to be the front but I needed a larger yard than that for my plans...

On to the finished products:

Okay so for some reason I don't have a final picture of theirs... I think they were still doing some finishing touches when I took the photos but it is a really cute candy cane themed house!

Gen and Josh
Kyle and Katie (obviously)

Kristin and Jan

Sean and Kelley
Their house made a nice recovery with the columns to hold it up. As Sean said, beautiful and functional!

Eric and Emily
 Yes you just saw a sprinkle pool with peach ring life raft... I think it really completes the yard! And here is the hubby and I with our house!

In case you were wondering, many house decorations were eaten during the build... sugar must have helped our creativity! Thanks to our friends who came to the party! Everyone really enjoyed it! I can see us doing this every year!

Linking up to these parties:


  1. Your houses look great - I always manage to break the gingerbread! The house you and Eric made looks like your own - how cute :)

  2. Hi Emily,
    I'm a new follower from Remodelholic. I have never made a gingerbread house. Yours is really cute! Please visit me at
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  3. What a great party idea! I want you two to move your fun selves to Albuquerque :)


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