It's funny how Christmas traditions start....for years a close friend hosted a Gingerbread House party.
You brought the candy and she provided the houses.
The last year she hosted she built over 300 Gingerbread Houses! Can you believe it? It was an open house that started at 10am and went until 5pm.
A few years ago Maria asked me if I would mind hosting.....I said of course not, but on a much smaller scale.
Every year Maria drops off the molds, she has 3 of them...so you get a house and a half out of each oven session. As you can see the molds have a lot love on them!
This past Friday I made 17 gingerbread houses in anticipation of children coming over to decorate on Sunday.
We had 14 attend this year.....and we made 3 kits to take to kids who almost gave up a trip to Disneyland just to decorate Gingerbread Houses! How crazy is that!!
Hunter and Jax, the two youngest decorators this year, hard at work making the perfect house!
Rebecca and Dan just starting...these two put in some long hours decorating their houses,
Erin, daughter number 3 on the left, and Natalie won the most hours put in contest! These two worked through two Bing Crosby movies....White Christmas and Holiday Inn, and The Santa Clause Movie with Tim Allen before they were done!
Hosting the Gingerbread House party is one thing that will always be on my list of have to do's!
I love building them and I especially love how excited the kids, young and old get, when decorating!