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Gingerbread House-Making Party


Gingerbread houses....We think of Hansel and Gretel!  As the story goes; brother and sister are abandoned deep in the forest by their father and wicked stepmother.  After days of wandering, they follow a beautiful white bird to a clearing in the woods and discover a cottage built of gingerbread, with window panes of clear sugar.  This year have the kids create their own fairy tale gingerbread houses as they listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel!




Create your own invite.  A trip to the craft store or scrapbooking shop will fill your head with ideas.  Pick up some brown paper card stock, candy stickers and decorate your 'gingerbread house' invite.  Ask your guests to bring their favorite decorative candy to add to the candy bowl for the gingerbread house decorating activity.


Peppermint Candy Balloon Lanterns drop from the ceiling throughout the party room

Candytown Plates are a perfect base for the gingerbread houses

Mini gingerbread houses for the guests to decorate

Dangle gingerbread boys and girls over the craft table

Gingerbread Men Standees greet the guests

Gingerbread lights surround the entry door

Gingerbread man costume for the storyteller




Gingerbread house decorating: Set up individual stations for each guest around the table with pre-assembled gingerbread houses.  Fill candy bowls and platters with decorative candies and frosting tubes to adorn the houses. Have the kids vote on the best house and award a prize.

Hansel and Gretel...The story.  Dress up in a gingerbread  man costume and read the story aloud, as the the children decorate their houses.

Hansel & Gretel...What about the story? Ask questions pertaining to the story and award prizes for correct answers!

Prizes & Favors:

Decorated gingerbread houses

Kids baker hat - personalize with their name and a gingerbread man

Gingerbread Swirl Pops

Gingerbread Stickers

Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm



Flutter butter Gingerbread Men Sandwiches

Christmas Veggies and Dip

Apple Nachos

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips with Sprinkles

Caramel Sundaes in Gingerbread Cookie cups


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa with Candy Cane Stir Sticks




The Gingerbread Man's Christmas