Ginger Bread Houses

 

 

 

 

 

Hello friends!  This week has been a blur.  Work has been crazy busy and I hosted my first of several holiday parties last night.  Today I’m off to run errands and will be busy getting my house ready for our holiday guests which will include a 12 week old puppy!   Sometimes events don’t always make it up on the blog, so stay in touch by following our Instagram stories.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a direct message.  We like hearing from you!

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 Today I’m sharing one of our favorite holiday traditions .. the ginger bread house.  If you have little ones consider hosting a  Decorating Party!  You can purchase houses of various sizes at your local Michaels, Costco, William Sonoma, or general market.

  • Purchase preassembled  or ready to assemble houses.  If you want to make it easy on yourself, purchase preassembled houses.  We used the William Sonoma kit this year and it worked perfectly however it does take extra time and patience to glue the walls and roof together.
  • Find a bulk candy store.  We happen to have a bulk candy section in our local market which made this part super easy.  Just choosing the candy for your ginger bread houses is an event, especially with little ones!
  • If you are assembling your house take the time to read the directions unless you are super talented in the assembling department.   Apply lots of (edible) glue to each piece and build slowly, allowing each wall to dry completely.  If your house keeps collapsing this is possibly that you need more glue, and more patience (that’s me) waiting for the glue to dry.
  • Start decorating!  Glue your favorite candy pieces on carefully holding each one in place until it’s fully dry.
  • Use coconut flakes on the cardboard base to cover it up and add extra around the base creating a winter wonderland.
  • Display your Ginger Bread House on a pretty cake plate.  I use this one!

That’s all there is to it!  On a side note, it will smell so yummy and you may notice that by December the 25th that the candy is almost gone;)

If you haven’t finished your shopping (that would include me!) make sure to check my holiday shopping guide for ideas!

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Love the pretty little gingerbread house and how it’s displayed. Oh my goodness, a twelve week old puppy! I’m sure that will be fun. A relative of Layla? We are getting a German Short-Haired Pointer grand. Connor is getting a puppy for Christmas so we will be having a puppy in the house too! Love all your gift suggestions.
    Have a wonderful week………

  2. Dear Leslie,

    Hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. The little gingerbread house is cute – don’t you love the smell of baking.
    Happy holidays and best wishes for 2018
    Warm hugs
    Carolyn

    1. Thank you so much Carolyn! It’s been extra special this year because it snowed on Christmas;) Lots of clean up ahead and looking forward to the New Year. I hope you are enjoying the time with your family as well! xo

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