Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

On December 4 we hosted a gingerbread house decorating party for our homeschool group. We had more than 20 kids over, in two shifts. Much sugar was consumed and a good time was had by all.

December 3, many hours were spent rolling, cutting and baking the gingerbread house pieces.

10 down, only 16 to go.
(I made a total of 26 houses...you have to have a few extras!)

Josh snapped this picture while we were getting ready for guests to arrive, I had to include it because I think it's cute.

Royal icing...turns out you can make quite a mess making this stuff.

Our first guest arriving.

Hard at work.

Miriam uses mints as roof tiles.

Busy, busy.

A few of the houses lost structural integrity during the decorating process. Samuel chose to re-fashion his into a 'tent'.

Time for more candy!

The second shift.

These guys really put some thought into designing their houses.

I love this. That is a helicopter and a helo pad.

Miriam and one of our guests do a little impromptu 'ice skating' as we say goodbye.

It was a lot of work but well worth it. I'm thinking this may have to become an annual tradition.

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