Okay so they are not Gingerbread but graham crackers are just as fun to decorate...
We cut graham crackers into house shapes and used sugar cooked on the stove to attach all the sides together.
*** cook sugar until golden brown and then use to attach pieces together. Reheat the sugar often to keep the sugar runny.
The picture below pretty much sums up the fun my family had. There really is no need to say more.
But I will say a little more ;)
Making gingerbread houses has been a tradition in my home since my parents made their first gingerbread house the day they got engaged. There was only one year my family didn't make gingerbread houses and that was because my brother, who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy, was in the hospital the whole month of December and life was just crazy at my home. Luckily that year some kind stranger, not knowing our family tradition, left a gingerbread house on our door step to wish us a Merry Christmas and so the tradition lived on. As my family grows, into what is now 42 total, it gets a little harder to get us all together on one table so we usually have to do the gingerbread house decorating in shifts. I was so excited for the first year for Jaxon to participate even if most the candy went in his mouth or on me instead of on the house.
The finished product
Now we must wash all the candy down with some milk...
... and go for some more sweets :)
*** See more of the fun decor of this party here!
*** Remember the Missionary Munchies giveaway ends tonight!
*** This party is featured on Tatertots and Jello FB page.