Homemade Christmas – Gingerbread House Decorating Party

This year marked my 20th gingerbread house decorating party. And they just keep getting more fun! This is one of the mini Steam’s favorite parts of the holiday season. They have been asking for two weeks if today is the day to decorate gingerbread houses.

Last year I detailed out how I throw my gingerbread parties. The nice thing about the gingerbread house parties is they take very little to put together, and the kids have just a BLAST!

For appetizers I did easy no fuss no muss appetizers. And as always quilting fabric as a table cloth.

  • Cut fruit
  • Cut veggies with Greek yogurt dill dip
  • Cheese and sausage
  • Chili and cream cheese dip

These are my go to appetizers if I am hosting a party with kids. Even if the kids won’t eat what is served for dinner, I know they will eat the fruits, veggies, and cheese and sausage.

Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party

The drink table was SOOOOO much fun to put together.  Some adult beverages for the moms and dads. And then some punch (1 bottle Squirt & 1 large bottle of Green Berry HI C fruit punch). Both the mini Steams learned the Grinch song and have been obsessed with the Grinch. So I just had to have Grinch punch.
Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party
I found some cling vinyl at my craft store and snatched it up earlier this year and have really been getting a lot of use out of it.
Not Your Normal Steam - Grinch PunchDinner was a soup bar. It was soooo yummy. And bonus there was a ton of soup left over so lunches and dinners for the week are set!

We had:

  • Minestrone
  • Beer cheese
  • Mock Cream of Tomato
  • Spicy Tomato Dill

I’ll post the recipes this week.

Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating PartyOnce all the guests arrived we got set up. And started some serious house decorating!

Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating PartyEveryone had a great time decorating houses. And the houses turned out just great. So much creativity!

Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party And yes, even the adults got to make their own house. That’s what makes this party so great. EVERYONE has a blast.

Not Your Normal Steam - Gingerbread House Decorating Party

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About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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