One thing that I love doing around this time of year, is decorating a Gingerbread House! When I found out Tuesday 12 December was Gingerbread House Day, I just had to decorate a Gingerbread House. I love doing this every year, every year I try and decorate some form of House, last year I decorated a Rocky Road House. Which for someone who doesn’t like Gingerbread was perfect.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a Rocky Road House, so I had to go with the traditional Gingerbread House. Oh well, it will keep Yasmine happy! Making and decorating a Gingerbread House is seen as a Christmas tradition, it’s a great way of getting the kids together and having fun. It’s interesting watching them decorate a house, using their imagination.
I have no idea how to make one, so I’ve always purchased a Gingerbread House set. These have all the ingredients you need to make and decorate your House, which makes it perfect for me! I purchased mine from Tesco for only £5, which is a perfect price for the size of House you make, but I’m sure you can purchase a similar pack in other supermarkets.
Yes, I’m 22 years old, but decorating a Gingerbread House is still fun! It passes some time and while it was a snow day, it was perfect. I love using my imagination to put together the Gingerbread House. You have a choice, follow the packaging or come up with your own, I love using the packaging as inspiration, then change little things. There seems to be more than enough sweets to create whatever you want!
I actually had a few left over which I gave to Yasmine, who this time around didn’t bug me while I was decorating. For me it is definitely becoming a tradition, maybe one day I’ll be able to make my own rather than using a set. We shall have to wait and see. This is definitely a great way to celebrate Gingerbread House Day. Unfortunately, I was unable to do it this evening, so had to do it over the weekend.
Don’t it look soo pretty! I am actually pretty impressed with it and I hope Yasmine enjoys it, she’ll probably say there isn’t enough sweets! I love playing around with the icing, if you get it right, you’re able to make it look like snow, which is what I tried doing along the top of the house. I don’t know what happened, but one of the walls did cave in a little bit! Meaning I wasn’t able to decorate it that much, else it would have fallen in.
This is definitely an easy way to decorate a Gingerbread House, I hope you have liked this post! Will you be decorating a Gingerbread House this Christmas? If you are, I would love to see them!
Missed previous Blogmas posts, find them all here! 🎄