Gingerbread House Decorating Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  There are so many things I love about Christmas time and one of my favorite things about this time of year are the traditions.  As a child I fondly remember decorating gingerbread houses and we still talk about the beautiful masterpieces my mom would create.  Last year we had our first Gingerbread House Decorating Party and I couldn’t wait to do it again this year!

Party Decorations: Carli with Dimpleprints sent me her darling Gingerbread party package.  The red, aqua and pink color combination were bright and cheery and so much fun to design around.  I used brown package paper from the dollar store to cover the tables and added a red polka dot place mat (made from wrapping paper) to each place setting.  Each table had a simple centerpiece made from recycled cans and the large and small circles from the package.

Dessert Table: I used a red sheet and the curtains from my twins room to create the window backdrop for the decadent dessert table.  I hung a pennant banner to incorporate all the colors.  We didn’t need many sweets (the kids had more than their share of candy while decorating) so I kept it simple with cupcakes, gingerbread cookies, ginger snaps and hot cocoa.

The incredible cookies were made by Sugarlily.  It was like Christmas morning when I opened the package, I couldn’t believe how adorable they were and they coordinated perfectly with the printables!  Aren’t these the cutest little gingerbread people you have ever seen?

I also had the privilege of working with Brittany from Edible Details.  She created the perfect gingerbread boy and girl fondant toppers to transform our cupcakes and the darling gingerbread house for the cake.  I am still amazed at the level of detail, everything was perfect!

Party Details:  Each kid had their own individual “gingerbread” house to decorate which my husband made using Graham Crackers and hot glue.  I made aprons for each of the kids using some of the images from the party package.  And finally after the kids created their masterpieces they were each given a gingerbread gable box to take home some of the sweet treats.

I worked with some AMAZING vendors and because of them we had a fabulous party!  The kids had a blast making their houses and we made lots of sweet memories with our friends.  I love holiday traditions, especially our Gingerbread House Decorating Party!

Vendor Credits:
Printable Designs & Party Package: Dimpleprints
Fondant Cupcake Toppers & Fondant Gingerbread House: Edible Details
Cookies (Gingerbread House, Boy & Girl): Sugarlily
Photos & Party Styling: Giggles Galore

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  1. Cutest gingerbread party ever! Love it!!!

  2. Another stunning party, Mariah!

  3. how fun…might have to expand our hot chocolate party this year thanks!

  4. Very cute! Caught my eye right away! Great job and it looks like the kids had a ball!

  5. Unbelievable! Great job, I love every sweet detail.

  6. OMGosh…I am so in love with this party! you did such a fabulous job! I am going to attempt to do the same for my daughter and a few of her friends! Can you give any tips as to HOW you made the aprons from those images? Thank you for sharing everything. I'm in process of contacting the vendors you worked with. :)

  7. Thanks Wedny for the comment! Dimpleprints is fabulous to work with and her designs are darling. To make the aprons I printed the 4″ party circles on iron-on transfer paper for t-shirts. Good luck, I'd love to see what you do.

  8. ok great. Do I just find that at a regular craft store? I already received word back from Dimpleprints about my inquiry and they said the package will be listed later on tonight. :)

  9. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous post. I just love gingerbread! I even created a board on Pinterest just for gingerbread stuff. This will make a great addition!

    I'd love for you to share this at my Friday Favorites party this week!

  10. Utterly fantastic! I will be pinning this one indeed! Thanks for sharing such awesome creativity! Found you via

  11. loooove this party!!!! fab job!

  12. This is so fun!! Everything is so lovely!

  13. This should be in a magazine…it's just beautiful! You've remembered every detail! Would you link it up to my party?

    and I'm going to FB/tweet it too. Too good not to share with everyone I know!

  14. So beautiful! I love your decorations and goodies. I've pinned this for future use! :)

  15. Thanks for linking up with me last week for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you in this week's special Holly Bloggy Christmas Edition!

  16. Cute ideas! One question what did your husband use as the underneath portion of the graham crackers (for the basic shape of the gingerbread houses?)I am sure he glued the crackers to a basic shape, and I love the finished product and want to use the same basic foundation. Thanks for your help.

  17. I featured your gingerbread party today! Thanks for linking up!

  18. Great job on this adorable party! Where did you get the gable boxes? Thanks so much :)

  19. Thank you Nat J! I found the gable boxes at our local craft fair/flea market. A vendor there sales all kinds of different gable boxes, but unfortunately they don't have a website or anything I can direct you to to see if they are available.


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