My First Gingerbread House!

I built my first gingerbread house!

I don’t know what took me so long to build one. This just wasn’t something my family did when I was growing up, and I never really thought about doing it until now. I must say, it was a tad bit more difficult than I expected, but overall a lot of fun.


My younger brother and four year old nephew joined me in constructing and decorating the gingerbread house. Originally, I wanted to order a vegan/dairy-free gingerbread house, but frankly, I simply ran out of time, so I bought the from Target. They had a variety of gingerbread house kits, but the one I chose had the best candy, meaning no red hots.

I started off reading the instructions, but figured I got this gist of it. The process seemed pretty simple. Lay the pieces flat on the table, put icing on the sides, place together where it makes sense. NOPE!

A soon as I placed the roof on top those pieces started to slide off. When my brother and I tried to save it, the whole thing collapsed.

We started from scratch, and let the icing dry in between adding more to the gingerbread house. This technique worked out much better. Were finally able to start decorating, and that’s when the Little Dude joined us for the decorating. The Little Dude pretty much decorated an entire side of the house. He was quite the artist.


The Little Dude is what really made the whole experience. I enjoyed building the gingerbread house, but seeing his creativity at work while decorating it was that much more awesome.

Happy holidays,


  1. I love making gingerbread houses, it’s so fun to do with family and friends. Have a Merry Christmas and if you can I’d love for you to check out my blog and my latest post!!!


  2. How delightful. I love the last sentence ‘seeing the little dude…’ made me melt! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the house!! X


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