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!
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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