In honor of my older sister’s birthday and to celebrate her new home and soon-to-be new family, I attended a very sweet, very creative holiday celebration. This celebration was my oldest sister (Katie) and her fiance’s (Joe) first official “dinner party” and they rocked it out of the park!
How to Host a Gingerbread House Party
She and Joe invited my family and Joe’s family over to eat, drink, and…. build gingerbread houses! It was a brilliant concept that allowed new families to bond over a sweet task while gossiping about all things wedding. How could she go wrong?
Maybe it was just me, but I was super excited to roll up my sleeves and get sticky in the name of decorating! Family, holiday tunes, and a craft…. what more could a girl ask for on a Saturday night?!
Tips for a Gingerbread House Party
- Plan ahead – I think I would be far more proud of my little house if I had an idea of what I wanted to do before I started decorating. On the other hand, the randomness of this project makes it fun too!
- Be different – between the green frosting and the wedding tribute, the unique touches are what made these houses a success.
- Don’t be afraid to get sticky! (And if you’re hosting… don’t be afraid if your kitchen gets sticky)
- Mix up your teams. We partnered up with our +1’s, but for a party like this, I think it could be fun to mix up the couples and draw random partners. This would spice up the crowd and allow each of you to learn a little bit more about someone else in the crowd.
- Have fun – take advantage of the time you have crafting with people that may not love crafts as much as you do. You may be able to recruit a few new DIY-ers along the way!