Posted by: Lisa | December 14, 2011

Gingerbread Fun!

We had a couple friends over last week to our first “Gingerbread House Party” in Chipata! I’d baked all the pieces and lined bowls up for the candy before everyone came and was feeling fairly organized and prepared. Well, I was beating the royal icing when the power cut out. I was a little worried since you need power to make that, but thankfully, it was only out for half an hour or so, and so we were able to pick right back up with plenty of time left to “party”!

Before everyone came, Damon and Felicia sampled the goods. ๐Ÿ™‚ Felicia was thrilled when Damon said, “I think you need to take a little taste of each kind.” Daddies know how to make an occasion extra special!

You can see here she was very serious about the sampling privilege!

Once the decorating got under way, it was like a candy explosion had happened. I set Joey down to practice his crawling skills while I tried to monitor the girls slathering of frosting, only to see this face a few minutes later. Evidently, a good amount of candy fell on the floor!

The house had a definite “charm” to it as the girls put the candy where they wanted. I’d hoped to give more direction, but you hand a 2 andย  4 year old a knife of frosting and a bowl of candy and tell them to decorate… And they go to town. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then you leave to go lie the baby down, and come back to chocolate sprinkles EVERYWHERE! I actually got a smile out of them because they look like an insect invasion happened. Appropriate, no? ๐Ÿ™‚

(I think all the sugar was getting to Felicia!)

When we put the roof on our house, the whole thing collapsed. The humidity of the rainy season caused the pieces to just wilt under the weight. I decided to take it off, reassemble the sides and try staging a picture of the completed house later. Well, today, three days later, I put the roof back on, and it stayed! Maybe the pieces just need more time to harden here, but they will harden if I’m patient enough?

Anyway, between the wilting sides, the sagging roof and the “insects” on the lawn, the house is the saddest looking one I’ve ever made. But the girls love it, and are dying to eat all the candy off it, so I guess I can still say it was still a success!

Though, I’m contemplating making three little houses next year- we’ll call it a “Gingerbread Village!”- so I get to do some decorating!

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  1. What a fun project! I love making special memories with my kids this time of year.

  2. VERY cute!!! Looks like the girls had a wonderful time!

  3. Lisa , How I remember your adult gingerbread house decorating party – it was a great time. Your pictures are wonderful and I so enjoy following your life. Miss ya so much! M

    • Marsha, we miss you, too! And I love looking at photos from that big Christmas party- so many wonderful memories!

  4. Looks like you all had a great time and made a memory. I loved the pictures of your cute kids.


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