Gingerbread House Party Inspiration

A fond memory of my childhood is the annual gingerbread house decorating parties my mom would throw for me and my closest friends. We’d each get a preconstructed graham cracker house, some frosting, and bowls full of candy for decorations (and snacking.) It was fun to be creative, spend time with friends, and have a festive masterpiece to enjoy for the rest of the season!
5 years ago, I decided to revive the tradition with my grownup friends. Instead of sodas we drink bubbly and the themes range from political to whimsical. But before I share my Gingerbread House Decorating Party Guide, I’ll share some inspiration from Seattle’s Gingerbread Village.

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I’ve never seen jelly beans, ice cream cones, licorice, and mini Hershey bars make such a lovely castle.

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All candy, very little fondant. Notice the variety of materials and even heart-shaped pasta adorning the clock tower!

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Even if you can’t make the blown sugar towers, Jolly Ranchers can bring a shiny element to your design.

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Under the Sea with fondant and rock candy.

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That spiral tower is lifesavers! Can you believe it?

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Detail of the tower. Whoa.

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Detail of the ice cream cone turrets.

So enjoy the inspiration and keep your eyes peeled for my party guide. 🙂

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