A Skate in the Woods ~ This Year’s Gingerbread Party

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I love our annual Gingerbread Party!  It ties so many fun things together:  tradition, creativity, family and candy.  Today, I’m sharing the photos from our little party.  I really wanted the tablescape to feel like a skate in the woods.  You know, that picturesque frozen pond where the local kids with the striped red and white scarves gather to skate on the ice.

It sounds so lovely . . . and scary.  Would I let my kids skate on a pond of unknown ice thickness?  Probably not . . . .

Anyway, grab your hot cocoa and take a look.  May you find inspiration for your own winter gathering, gingerbread party or sweet tooth.

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When I plan a Gingerbread Party, I like to offer a large assortment of candy for the imagination.

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Each year, I waver back and forth on whether I will make the gingerbread or buy a ready-made kit.  This year, I opted for the kit.  But when I make my own (which is much more tasty and delicious), I use a cast iron mold.

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How to Save Money for Your Gingerbread Party:  Host your party in January.  This will allow you to buy the majority of your candy the day after Christmas for half the price.  If I am using kits, this is also the day I purchase those.  It saves so much money!

 

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We decorated the houses up at the counter which was covered with a piece of white kraft paper.

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What do think?  If you like this party, check out our Valentine’s Gingerbread Party.