Halloween is officially over and Christmas is right around the corner! I'm getting excited because there are so many fun things to do!
One thing that I love is decorating gingerbread houses. This is a great activity for a family night, preschool, or even a party. I'm not into making my own gingerbread but I do buy my own gingerbread graham crackers.
These crackers are fun because they smell and taste like gingerbread but still have the texture of a nice graham cracker.
**With Halloween just finishing set aside some hard candies from that bucket and save them for when you assemble your gingerbread house. (Jolly Ranchers, Smarties, Skittles, Candy Bracelets/Necklaces, M&Ms, etc.)
Here are some "not so great" pictures of a timed gingerbread house contest we did YEARS ago. I couldn't believe I still had these pics. Here are my "out-of-the-box" favorites.
"No Boys Allowed" Tree House
Below is a great recipe for graham cracker house frosting. It is easy and holds very well.
Graham Cracker House Frosting
2 egg whites
3 c. powdered sugar
1/8 tsp. cream of tarter
- With an electric beater, beat the 2 egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until soft peaks form.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar.
- Add the cream of tarter to make the frosting shiny and smooth.
TIP: Spoon the frosting into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Snip the end off one of the lower corners and use as a piping bag.
Click HERE or on the image below to download and print this recipe.