weekend fun: gingerbread houses

 This weekend the hubs and I had a great time building some gingerbread graham cracker houses. Actually, we were in a pretty serious gingerbread house competition. One hour, two packages of graham crackers, mounds of candy, and all the frosting glue you could steal from the other couples. When the final bell rang here's what we had:

This was such a fun holiday activity and so simple and affordable to put on.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun party theme or date night for this holiday season.

All you need are:

Graham crackers (we needed about two packages per team, but it depends on how elaborate your house is..and how many you break)
Frosting Glue (recipe is linked)
Lots and lots of candy for decorating (mixed candy from the bulk bin works great)
Hard surface to build on

Building the houses is completely up to your imagination! If you look below, you can see that Joe and I added a little minivan to our house and even put in some gummi bear versions of ourselves :)

All in all, it was such a great evening and an event I definitely want to add to the holiday rotation in years to come...you know, along with that cookie exchange I want to host, the Advent calendar I want to make, and the annual Christmas letter I'm determined will become tradition. One step at a time, right?


  1. cookie exchange?! yes please!! Your house is so good, you AND the Fairs should have won!!!!

  2. The Fairs' house had so much HGTV style! The minivan just couldn't compete :)