Well, the 2012 version happened, and some pretty intense building. What do you think?
On the way to the judging, the dining room looked like this:
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!
And then they were done.
And a few other houses…
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?