Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating Party

CHILDREN'S gingerbread house decorating party
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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!

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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  1. Christie R. says:

    This is so adorable! I love the idea and all the bright colors!

  2. So adorable!!! My girls are having a party with their little girlfriends…I’m inspired :) Thanks!!!

  3. I love love LOVE this idea! I’m totally inspired to throw my girls a Ginger Bread get together! I’m going to go back and read your previous instructional posts now. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great, great ideas and what precious little ones! I have no idea how you find the time…you never overlook a single detail! Well done!

  5. Such a fabulous idea! Would be great for adults too – just add wine :)

  6. I LOVE the candy cane topiary and can’t wait to see the how to! Adorable party!

  7. Love (L-O-V-E!) this party! I host a Christmas Movie Marathon Day every year and we usually make a Gingerbread House or two, it’s a great tradition ;) A shortcut I’ve used in the past is to use Graham Crackers to construct houses for the little guests…super quick and easy.

    1. I just backtracked and was reading your How-To’s and saw you mentioned the Graham Cracker Houses too…guess I should have started there first! What’s that they say about great minds thinking alike? ;)

  8. Oh my goodness…I LOVE this!!!! It is so gorgeous. I am totally going to re-institute gingerbread decorating :)

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