Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Gingerbread houses were a memorable part of my childhood and a wonderful tradition during the holiday season. Earlier, we showed you instructions for making 3 different types of gingerbread houses. Today, we want to share with you inspiration for hosting a children’s gingerbread house decorating party!
PARTY TIPS: Build the bases of the houses so that work is already done. Set each house on a sturdy plate so each child can transport them home once decorated. Provide a fun assortment of candies (m&ms, ribbon candy, peppermints, candy canes, red hots, etc) as well as other fun decorations (ribbon for topping, figurines, etc).
Make several batches of royal icing (recipe in previous post) ahead of time and most of the work is done! Another tip is to use a fun patterned wrapping paper along the top of your table so that any fallen icing and candy can easily be cleaned up.
Turn on some festive tunes and let the kids get decorating! It is amazing to see how each child creates something unique and beautiful. They save really well too – just store them in an airtight container. I still have a gingerbread house I made as a child!
Photography by Beth Tilley Green Photography – if you are in the Raleigh, NC area – she is FABULOUS!
STAY TUNED — The Candy Cane Topiary How-To with step by step pictures will be on the blog soon as well as MORE gingerbread house party inspiration!
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