Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gingerbread Houses!!

Today 25 children came to the Xavier Ct. House with candy in hand, ready to decorate Gingerbread houses.

I provide the houses, and the guests bring the candy.

They bring all sorts of different kinds of candy....kisses, M&M's, peppermints, and gum drops....everyone shares the candy they bring....of course they always seem to want the candy the other kids bring....

How fun are these and white stripes!

Love the candy cane Christmas Tree!

There was Royal Icing, or the glue as the kids call it, everywhere!  The floors, the tables, the chairs, even the bathroom wall!

A little favor for the kids on the way out, ( a Hershey chocolate bar wrapped and embellished to look like a snowman) and we were done!

Always a fun day!

Be sure to leave a comment on my giveaway post.....Mr. Math will draw a name on Monday!



  1. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday. Such fun for everyone.

  2. This made me feel good Chris! 25 children doing the kind of fun things that children SHOULD be doing at this time of year. The houses are very cute!
    Happy Holidays! :)

  3. What fun Chris!! Such sweet memories were made for those precious kids!! Happy Sunday xo Heather

  4. You are so sweet Chris. The houses look great and what fun for the kids. Looks and sounds like they had a blast.

  5. Oh, what a fun project. I know the kids loved it! I wish I knew a bunch of kids to do this with!


  6. You are so sweet to have so many little ones over to make those houses! What FUN! On Wednesday my Grand girl will be over and we will make one! Can't wait!

  7. Thank you for your kind words <3 That is sweet need people like you in their lives! It looks like so much fun!

  8. What a great day for this time of year....playing with icing and kids! :)

  9. What a generous way to share Christmas cheer with little children. Your gingerbread houses are as sweet as can be! What a special day for all!
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughtful comment.
    Blessings and a very Merry Christmas,
    Carolynn xxx

  10. my family is doing a gingerbread house contest! I suppose I better get on board and get busy.
    looks like you had fun there too!
    have a great day!

  11. Oh My Goodness! I remember the mess & fun of doing Gingerbread houses with the GRANDS! I finally bought a cake pan in the shape of a Gingerbread House & now we just bake the cake & decorate it... MUCH EASIER than piecing all those together. But, what fun you had. Charlene