Decorating Gingerbread Houses is one of the most rewarding things that I have experienced.  

When my first two children were just toddlers, we began the holiday tradition of decorating gingerbread houses. Over the years, our tradition grew to neighborhood gingerbread house parties and school events.

In 2008, I chaired a holiday event for TCU Dallas alumni. Families decorated gingerbread houses. 

For six consecutive years, Laura Chudy with TCU’s development office and I planned this holiday event. We purchased a variety of purple and white candy (TCU’s colors), gingerbread houses and made arrangements with the venue. Prior to each party, TCU friends and I made purple and white trees, lollipop ponds, and mailboxes. Every year our Holiday event sold out. It was magical!

As the gingerbread house parties grew so did my collections of recipes, candy resources, hand-made candy, such as lollipop ponds, red doors, holiday trees, mailboxes and all of the basics for building and decorating gingerbread houses. In addition, I learned tips for organizing and planning gingerbread house parties.

With an array of gingerbread house kits available at grocery stores, drug stores and craft stores it’s easy to buy and decorate a gingerbread house with the simple contents found in the kit. Sometimes, this is the best option. However if you are ready for an adventure, with just a bit of planning and following the tips and recipes on my blog, you can take your gingerbread house project to an entirely new level. Your family and friends will be dazzled! The wonder and joy of the holidays will fill your heart. I guarantee!