Gingerbread Party: The Houses

Remember my epic gingerbread party?

Well, the 2012 version happened, and some pretty intense building. What do you think?

All this, plus ten boxes of graham crackers and six bags of powdered sugar on their way to becoming icing

All this, plus ten boxes of graham crackers and six bags of powdered sugar on their way to becoming icing

On the way to the judging, the dining room looked like this:

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Not everyone built houses. I only built one the first year, and plenty of others weren’t there long enough/were too intimidated to make one. Don’t worry, I still had fun hanging out with my favorite little girl!

Hi there cutie!

Hi there cutie!

And then they were done.

 

Pro Winner Shannon's Nativity (she's an architect, but this is her first win and she was beyond excited. She even had her husband come back and pick it up so it could be there for the judging, and it apparently is still on their coffee table)

Pro Winner Shannon’s Nativity (she’s an architect, but this is her first win and she was beyond excited. She even had her husband come back and pick it up so it could be there for the judging, and it apparently is still on their coffee table)

Robyn's Classic Cottage finished second (she took first last year)

Robyn’s Classic Cottage finished second (she took first last year)

Someone's Boyfriend took second place in the Amateur Division with his very first house ever.

Someone’s Boyfriend took second place in the Amateur Division with his very first house ever.

And a few other houses…

Gingerbread Lyman & Angi

Gingerbread Danny

It was a lovely party, and definitely a tradition I want to continue, but I’m pondering changes for next year. I think I may make the houses in advance and have next year by only about the decorations–and ask everyone to bring one decoration to share and nothing personal to use (I allowed that this year).

Did you make a gingerbread (or graham cracker) house this year?

 

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3 thoughts on “Gingerbread Party: The Houses

    • Actually, I’m thinking of going more of a kit route next year–I think its almost turned from decoration into a construction contest!

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