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Monday, February 10, 2020

Valentines Gingerbread house party

Hello everyone,  
We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a family gingerbread house party.
The kits were bought on clearance after Christmas for about $1.25 each.  




I didn’t know before I opened the boxes but some gingerbread houses need to assembled with frosting as glue- and it’s tricky. 
Other houses come all the assembled.
If I ever buy more kits,  I will only buy the assembled ones as they are so much easier and stress free.  The boxes are labeled but a quick way to discern the difference is the unassembled kits are in flat boxes and the assembled houses are in cube shaped boxes. 

All those kits,  we only had 3 preassembled houses 😱

Before the party,  we covered the tables with disposable tablecloths. 
And I opened every kit and threw away all the packaging.  


I bought a little extra candy and I asked the guests to bring candy too.  





Now on to the decorating. Some the children chose to work in pairs as they decorated. 
The preschoolers all had and needed an adult for assistance and supervision.  



The kits came with frosting bags but I didn’t put them out for children.  I made a big batch of royal frosting with meringue powder.  It made a fluffy frosting that I put in bowls and we used little plastic knives to spread the frosting on the houses.  I think spreading the frosting was fun and less aggravating for littles.  

All the decorated houses -quite an assortment, right? 


Below are our 8 grands who had the best time being together and creating.  
They range in age from 3 1/2 to just turned 11.  



 Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 
❤️ Rhonda 







10 comments:

  1. What a delightful activity! You are so blessed to have them close.

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  2. That sounds and looks like fun. I think you are right about the bowls of icing. The houses are all cute.

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  3. What a great idea and these kits go down to practically nothing after Christmas,I am going to remember this.

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  4. What a fun day! I may borrow this idea for next year.
    Happy Valentines Day!

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  5. Oh my goodness what a cute bunch! What a great idea Rhonda. Something they will want to do again for sure!

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  6. This is so cool! You are blessed to have them so close to you. Love the houses.

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  7. Your grands are adorable! They must have so much fun at your house, hanging with all the cousins. My own cousins were so important to me growing up.

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  8. This is a great idea! I need to remember to do this next year when the Christmas clearance sale starts.

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  9. What a terrific idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing,
    Lea

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