Gingerbread House Party

Decorating Gingerbread Houses is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  My parents used to decorate the most elaborate houses and as a child it was always amazing to see the beautiful creations and all that candy!
This year I wanted to share the joy and of course it is a great reason to have a party!  We invited some of our dear friends  & family and asked everyone to bring a bag of candy to share.  My wonderful architect made Graham Cracker houses for each kid (these are much easier to make for a large crowd) 

Hubby created a template for the house (wrap a moist paper towel around 2 Graham Crackers and put in microwave for 15 secs to make cutting them easier) and then I hot glued them together for added stability.  I glued each house to a paper plate.

It’s not a party unless everything looks festive so I made a gingerbread garland, Christmas banners, miniature snowman and used some of the darling party printables from Shindig Parties to decorate.

I placed candy in muffin tins and scattered along the tables for the kids to share and each kid was given a bag of Royal icing. 

 Parker picked out lots of candies to get started
 Piper making a tasty roof
 The Girls Decorating their masterpieces
 Aubrey was the last one finished, she wanted it to be perfect
Luke sharing his candy

It was so much fun to watch the kids create their perfect Gingerbread House and enjoy sneaking a few treats!  There were so many beautiful creations here are just a few…


We had so much fun and I can’t wait to do this again next year!

Creations by Kara


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. We do the same thing every year with all the kids in my family, its so fun:) We use royal icing to stick our houses together and end up holding them til they dry…WHAT are we THINKING lol! Hot glue is SUCH a great idea! Thanks for the tip:)

  2. Love that picture of Parker – the twins are already showing they take after their mom in the creative department! Great party of course. Thanks for making the holiday extra special for the kids. 🙂

  3. That party was so cute! I love the colors and all your little details. It looked so fun.

    Visiting from My Insanity.

  4. Sweet! Love those little snowmen!

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