Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday night we hosted a gingerbread decorating party for a few friends. It was a blast!
A few days after Christmas I always go to the local party store and buy decorating kits for a few dollars (rather than the $12 regular price). The kits come with candy and I add to it Halloween leftovers and $1 candies like peppermint, licorice, and Smarties. This year I didn't have enough Frosted Mini Wheats (great for rooftops), so I bought a much cheaper alternative: wafer cookies. The night before the party I assembled the houses on their bases using hot glue to avoid having to worry about structural support. I sorted the candy and laid it all out in dishes, assembly line style.
The kids had such fun creating their masterpieces and tasting the building materials. We decorate houses every year and display them with our other Christmas decorations. I'm so glad we invited friends over. It looks like I may have started another tradition.