One of our Advent Adventures was to make a gingerbread house (they aren’t always this involved, sometimes we pick something we are already doing–Holiday Stroll–another time we went to the park after dinner and counted stars. Sometimes we read a holiday book or sing a song).
We invited our friends Katie and Julia, and their mom, Jessica, over to make the house with us.
When my brother and I were younger my mom and her friend made an incredible gingerbread house. Maybe there were two houses, I don’t remember. But what I do remember (which may or may not be true) is that they spent all day baking the gingerbread and then built elaborate houses.
That’s not what happened here. I bought a kit, quickly glued the pieces together with the provided frosting and let the kids decorate. After lunch we let them go nuts and eat it. I imagined them tearing it apart and gingerbread flying around the room.
That’s not what happened here. They ate a little candy and then asked to be excused. It was not delicious in my opinion, so I’m not surprised they didn’t love it. Fun to make, though.