How to Throw a Gingerbread House Party | Home & Holidays

This year, we decided to throw a gingerbread house party. Since we were going up/down (I can never remember which) to visit my sister and brother in law’s home in Clinton, SC to see their holiday decor, we thought why not make it into a Gingerbread House Party for the four of us.

Before we got started on our houses… we took a tour around the house, to snap a few pictures of their holiday decor.

Next… my brother-in-law made us some of his ‘famous’ pizzas.

Chopped… Home Edition
Ready to slice and enjoy.
The invite…

Finally… time to get started with Gingerbread Houses… here’s what you’ll need.

  • Gingerbread House Kits (I purchased the kits from Harris Teeter but they’re also available at Target etc.)
  • Candy (although candy is provided in most kits, it might not go with the color scheme you’re after. So it’s always a good idea to do a bit of candy shopping before.
  • Extra bags and colored icing. (If you’re planning to stray from the standard white icing that’s included in most kits.)
  • Christmas music or movies to listen to while you work.
Cute aprons to keep the frosting and treats off your clothes…
Time to get started.

I decorated the ridge of the roof first while waiting for the frosting to dry…
I didn’t realize how intense it was going to be to add all those little white balls…
Thinking out my walkway.
Roof all done…
All done.
Mum’s
Mikes
My sister went with the traditional green and red.
Houses on display…

~theavidpen

1 Comment

  • Reply Melinda December 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Very cool! Your brother-in-law’s looks a little creepy. 😉

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