Archive for the ‘Gingerbread House’ Category

Make Memories This Christmas: Build a Gingerbread House

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

As the aunt of four boys and the “they call me aunt” of my best friends’ kids, I like to make time during the holiday season to spend an afternoon with these amazing kids doing something fun. First, it’s a great way to make special, cherished memories for them and for me! Second, it gives their parents a chance to run errands kid-free. And third, I like sharing what I know while we do something fun for both of us! My hands-down favorite activity to do with the kids this season: the gingerbread house project! (more…)

Dads: Stuff You Need to Know to Create an Epic Gingerbread Experience with Your Kids

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I am a guy, so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to build stuff. I am not alone. It’s part of our male DNA. It’s something that is passed on from generation to generation. We like to tinker, put stuff together, figure out how it works, play with cool tools, and conquer challenges. Something else I like to do – spend time with my kids. But I will be honest – I am not as patient or as selfless with my time as my wife. I want to find something they like doing but I like to do as well – yeah, I guess that makes me just a really old kid. So, I am always on the look-out for something fun to do with my children.


Start a New Tradition – Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I love this time of year! This past Saturday morning, I hosted the second Willow Creek Page Turners Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It went a lot smoother this year. With a little extra preparation and planning, I found myself enjoying this year even more than last. (more…)

Gingerbread House Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

You have a long weekend coming up and you’ve decided to spend it creating your very first gingerbread house. Maybe you were inspired by a store display during Black Friday. Maybe you finally wanted to come up with a new way to pull the kids away from the video games by starting a new family tradition. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure, you are excited. The idea is in your head and you want it to be perfect. (more…)

Tracing the Origins of the Gingerbread House

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

For many families, the tradition of decorating a gingerbread house is an annual holiday event. Little do they know that they are participating in a tradition that is centuries old. (more…)

Gingerpops to Decorate, for Holidays to Celebrate!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sleigh bells ring, snow glistens, winter’s in the air.
Lights shine bright, the trees stand tall, the spirit’s everywhere.
Frosty sits outside your house, and Santa’s on his way.
‘Tis the season for holiday joy to brighten up the day. (more…)

Deck the Walls with Sugar Sheets

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Many fun, family memories are created while decorating the annual gingerbread house. Nothing brings out the giggles like icing and sprinkles!!! This year, I also used Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper to decorate our gingerbread house. (more…)

‘Tis the Season…To Host a Gingerbread Decorating Party!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As an employee of Wilton, I am always inspired by our vast array of products. This year, I decided to host a Gingerbread House decorating party and I used all kinds of great Wilton products to make it a memorable party for all of our guests. We decided to host it early in the season when people are not as busy. What a great way to kick off the holidays! (more…)

Building a Holiday Favorite – Gingerbread Houses

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Fall may have just started, but for the Wilton Gingerbread Product Development team, Christmas is in full swing. We are busy planning and producing our Christmas Gingerbread kits so they will be ready in time for the holiday season. (more…)

Creating Gingerbread Houses and Memories

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Our holiday tradition of building and decorating those tasty gingerbread houses with friends continues. If memory serves, this is our 5th year. (more…)