Yesterday my kids had an early-out day at school – – where they get out a couple of hours early so the teachers can do inservice. Anyways, I wanted to do something fun to celebrate the extra hours home, so we busted out our gingerbread houses sent to us from The Candy Cottage…
So these are a pretty genius idea – it’s a thin plastic house that just snaps together. You can wash it and reuse it time and time again. Every time I made gingerbread, it always warps in the oven and never fits together quite right. Plus you need that cement icing stuff. With this, it just snapped together and I was able to use regular icing to decorate it.
We tried out the Party Pack which comes with 4 houses. I thought they’d be small since there were 4 in the package, but they were pretty good sized.
The kids had a ton of fun with it. And it was easy for me – just get some candy and icing out, and let them create. Perfect!
Trevor helped a little with the decorating. And then my youngest helped with icing disposal:
I know we traditionally think of gingerbread houses for Christmas time, but the box came with an idea sheet for tons of holidays – wouldn’t it be a fun family tradition to make one every holiday? The tagline says “Party Fun for Any Day. Holidays. Birthdays. Even Saturdays.” I love that they promote everyday fun.
She was excited to show off the completed houses:
And one more up-close, finished photo:
I was sent the Party Pack from The Candy Cottage but my opinions are my own – they were a fun activity to do something special for an afternoon. The downfall is that your house won’t smell like gingerbread – I guess you’ll need to make gingerbread cookies or something for that