Every year as a kid (since I can remember), I have decorated a homemade gingerbread house. My aunt would always make big homemade gingerbread houses for the family kids to decorate. It was a weekend I looked forward to every Christmas season.
When I got married, my aunt gave me her perfected recipe so that I could carry on the tradition. I tried one year and it just didn’t work out well (the problem? I used a template kit instead of making my own template .. lesson learned.) So now? My sister has been able to do the making of houses, while we come over and decorate.
Last year, Lennox had fun but it was very short-lived – mommy pretty much did all the decorating.
The art of it got perfected when I was a kid/teenage — I have to get the skill back! You really should see my aunt’s houses too — they are AMAZING and completely hand-made. The only non-edible thing we always had were the foil on candies. Here is one I stole from her Facebook… If you are reading this, please and thank you 😉