{think cute designs} gingerbread MAN and gingerbread GIRL – a gingerbread house decorating party!

A gingerbread decorating party with Lauren McKinsey

CLICK HERE to see the complete gingerbread for boys collection.

CLICK HERE to see the complete gingerbread for girls collection.

i am so excited to share with you TWO of our newest holiday collections!

for those of you who host gingerbread house decorating parties you are going to be delighted!  the two collections – one for boys and one for girls is filled with adorable printables that will help make your event extra special!

each collection contains 22 pieces designed to make your guests smile.  this week i will post another blog to showcase more of the printables in each collection, but in this post i wanted to share with you the fun we had over the weekend decorating our own houses!  my sweet niece Emerson, my handsome nephew Tristan and my wonderful and youngest son Parker all agreed to play along with me!  my oldest was out of town for a debate meet, but he would have been in the mix as well!

Parker graciously agreed to build the houses out of graham crackers.  a friend had suggested that we not only glue the house together using a hot glue gun but also glue the houses down on their base as well.  for the base i used a flat cardboard box and wrapped it in wrapping paper for that extra POP of color.  Parker did an amazing job building the houses – he is quite the perfectionist and a wonderful artist so each house was perfectly aligned and built.  in fact, the house that you see in the photos with the adorable string of lights – that was his!

i made my own frosting {just a simple butter cream} and put together a piping bag for each child.  my sweet niece was CONVINCED that her bag contained glue and it wasn’t until much later that she discovered her glue was really frosting!  i purchased several different types of candy which included marshmallows, whoppers, Wilton’s candy lights, jelly beans, M&M’s, peppermints, Hershey’s chocolate Santas and Peeps trees!  there may or may not have been a sugar coma induced during this party!

the kids had such a fun time decorating their houses.  there was LOTS of laughter, sugar consumed and creativity expressed.  and, only in florida can you decorate gingerbread houses OUTSIDE during the month of december. notice the photo of my niece in her brother’s flip flops.  she insisted on wearing them. also, knowing this activity would become messy i made Emerson a little apron using a large white cloth napkin, a gingerbread girl iron on transfer, pink and white striped ribbon and buttons. {in that moment i wished i knew how to sew to fancy up her little apron!

this post is FILLED with pictures.  i just couldn’t narrow them down so i decided to share them all with you.  enjoy!

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doesn’t this make you want to throw a gingerbread house decorating party? we had a blast.

a BIG thank you to Sweets and Treats Boutique for providing the amazing pink and red rugby straws and the blue candy cups.  i love those little details and Sweets and Treats has a remarkable website FULL of great products!

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click here for the complete printable gingerbread man collection.

click here for the complete printable gingerbread girl collection.

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