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Gingerbread House

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I have literally been singing that all morning – I cannot get it out of my head! For as long as I can remember, I have decorated a gingerbread house just about every holiday season. It makes me so happy! One of the most exciting memories about first becoming a mom was being able to share this tradition with Charlie and now with Claire during the holidays. I just love turning on the Christmas music, serving hot chocolate with extra marshmallows (of course!) and decorating gingerbread houses with the kids. Seriously, it has become one of my most favorite traditions!


This year, we used this Wilton gingerbread house kit to create our holiday masterpiece. Let’s be real, as a busy mom of two, baking my own gingerbread to create our annual gingerbread house is pretty much out of the question. That’s what is SO great about this kit – we still get to make the cutest gingerbread house, but now we have even more time to spend on the decorating (and sampling all of the fun candies, of course)! ;) I can’t tell you how easy it is to assemble this house. So much easier and more fun!




This kit comes with everything you could possibly need. Red and green candies, frosting, and even some red fondant to get extra creative! ;) I love being able to really let the kids be creative with the gingerbread house, so I leave most of the decorating to them and just assist when necessary. It’s so fun to see what they come up with each year, and I love being able to display something so fun that they created!



I have a few helpful tips when it comes to decorating your gingerbread house! The best tip I can give you is to make sure your frosting is the perfect consistency. After a few years, and a few too many frosting mishaps (shhh), I’ve become somewhat of a pro. This is one of the reasons I absolutely loved getting a kit this year, because the frosting is all ready for you and is the perfect consistency for gluing on candies, or for making icicles!


The second tip when it comes to putting your gingerbread house together is to take the time to do it in steps. If your family is anything like mine, you go all out on decorating your gingerbread house! I have found decorating the sides of the house before assembling is a better plan when doing this activity with the kids. Or, assemble the house first and let it dry for a while before decorating. This way you won’t have sagging walls while you’re trying to decorate. Way better than the walls falling down!

I would love to see what all of you come up with this year for your gingerbread houses! And if you need even more tips or inspiration, I can’t tell you how many cute and stylish gingerbread houses Wilton has on their website!  Check out these fun Wilton Gingerbread Ideas. Seriously, such great inspiration for the holiday season. So, what are you waiting for? Go get your Christmas on!

gingerbread house

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  1. What a cute gingerbread house! I haven’t made one in years, but when I did, it was always with a kit. Making my own gingerbread would be too much work!

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