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Gingerbread Houses

Tonight we are getting together with my in laws for our annual Gingerbread house party. Although it is all in fun, we are pretty competitive with the decorating ideas. Every year we compete (quietly) to see who has the best idea for the roof or the cutest addition. So this year I have done some research and I thought I would share it with you.

And honestly if I post them here I can look them up on my phone tonight after we start.

I apologize for the overload of pictures, but they are all pretty cute!!

I love the Tootsie roll log fence, and the frosted mini wheat roof is always cute, but we have done that one before:

Grass made from green rolled fruit snacks and the sliced almond roof:

I might need to make a garage on my house this year:

Or an igloo for my pet polar bear:

How simple is the white frosting roof with sugar crystals:

And I don't know if those are chow mien noodles or bran cereal, but they are beautiful, and the 'stone' is gorgeous too. Not to mention the tootsie roll walkway:

Another slivered almond roof and I love the door on this one:

The jelly candy shutters:
and jelly candy window boxes:
The windows made from square pretzels:

The checkered walkway and the pretzels on the door are cute:
We already planned to have a sucker light post after Lou La saw it on a house earlier this month and I am going to have to copy the double gumdrop bushes:

The pretzel fence and of course a marshmallow snowman. We have one of those every year:

The mailbox and sled....CUTE:

I will have to take pictures of the completed houses and show them to you tomorrow.

All images were found via Google Image.


Anonymous said...

I always admire those who make gingerbread houses, but am pretty certain I'm not nearly patient enough to make them myself! :-) These are all so cute. Can't wait to see yours!

pk @ Room Remix

oneordinaryday said...

Thanks for all the inspiration. We haven't put our house together yet but these pics are giving me great idea. I love that little peppermint mailbox!!

Kristina P. said...

I can't remember the last time I made one. I think it's time to change that this year!

Tina said...

I am always impressed by people who make gingerbread houses.. I've tried several times and it never seems to come out right! :( lol but these are very inspiring!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The house with the "stone" jelly belly's on it is a picture I've had in my craft folder for a while now. I love that house! But, boy are gingerbread houses harder to put together than you would think!

Judy Hartman said...

What fun to come to your blog and see these wonderful gingerbread houses! Made me smile out loud!

Amie said...


Anonymous said...

so fun! great ideas!
My family is totally going to make one!

Jessica said...

Love these ideas! In my head we have a tradition of making a gingerbread house every year. In reality, it hasn't happend in many years. Perhaps I'll try to revive it this year.

Lynn said...

I love to do gingerbread nativities, one every few years. One year we bought Juicy Fruit gum for the shepherds' robes. I thought it would kind of look like muslin. I didn't know they had changed the color, so our shepherds had bright yellow robes!

Mary said...

You just gave me some AWESOME ideas!!! My SIL just moved in with us and has never done one, so this should be an experience!

Wes and Dani said...

This is an awesome tradition. :) I hope you post pictures of your creations!