Gingerbread House Decorating Party–the perfect holiday birthday party
Gingerbread House Decorating Party + FREE Printables
I am so excited to finally be sharing details from Chloe’s birthday party! She is a December baby, so this year we decided to celebrate her 8th birthday with a Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It turned out so cute, and it’s the perfect party for the perfect age. Chloe and her friends spent so much time enjoying decorating (and eating) their gingerbread house. They only needed minimal help, so there wasn’t too much hands-on help needed from me which was great! My house was already decorated for the holidays so the party decorations were mostly decorations from our Christmas supply.
The main party activity was decorating gingerbread houses! So, to have a unified look I bought pre-built gingerbread houses that came with candy and frosting. It saved me a ton of time and less stress! I was thinking originally of buying the ginger house kits and then assembling it, but to make 13 gingerbread houses made me cringe and also I was concerned that many of the houses would break and fall apart. Which they always do! The pre-built gingerbread houses were worth the extra dollars, and they were sturdy and easy for the girls to transport. If you plan to host a gingerbread house decorating party, make sure you have plenty of Saran Wrap so you can wrap the houses up with a bow and the kids can take them home without getting damage.
I made sure to supply printables and the link to download is at the end of the Gingerbread House Decorating Party post!
I placed the gingerbread houses on glitter 12×12 paper and then I bought a few more bags of candy but most of the candy came from the kit. For the departing bags, we just gave the girls bath bombs and then the little thank you bag served as a place for the girls to put their left over candy.
We also had a dessert table, of course! The best part of a birthday party. I had the bakery match the cookies and cupcakes to the printables. They all came out so cute! We also had milk and snowflake marshmallows.
Aren’t the printables so sweet? They are my favorite and just make the gingerbread house decorating party. I linked all the resources below and a Pinterest pin photo. Don’t forget to share this party idea with others!
Gingerbread House Decorating Party Resources:
- Gingerbread Party Printables–design by Masha Studios and Melissa Designs for DarlingDarleen.com
- Pre-built Gingerbread Houses—Palmer’s Darien (which was much cheaper than the link I provided!)
- Birthday Cake–Whole Foods
- Custom cookies and cupcakes–Palmer’s Darien
- Large Nutcrackers–Target
If you see something else I am missing, please ask below!