Gingerbread House Making Party 2012

Gingerbread House Party 2012Hello darling friends! :) I was able to host my annual Gingerbread House Making Party yesterday with my sisters and a couple of my girl friends. It was extra special because Bruce was old enough to participate!

Gingerbread House Party 2012

photo courtesy of bryce

Bruce was so good! He would point to where he'd want me to put icing with his left hand and then placed the candy with his right. :) After decorating four sides, he was done so I finished it up by putting it together and adding more icing and candy.

Gingerbread House Party 2012

bruce and my gingerbread train

Gingerbread House Party 2012

kaori's hello kitty cookie house

Gingerbread House Party 2012

bryce's gingerbread house (wild side)

Gingerbread House Party 2012

bryce's gingerbread house (shy side)

Gingerbread House Party 2012

marcela's gingerbread house with a landing strip for santa

Gingerbread House Party 2012

shizuka's gingerbread house of love

Candy

Here's our holiday decor. :)

Snowflakes

Gingerbread House Party 2012

ChristmasTree

Gingerbread House Party 2012

I made miniature photo box ornaments for each of the girls. Each side had photos representing events from this year that we shared together. :) One of my favorite gifts I've made because it was so personal.

Gingerbread House Party 2012

I also got these personalized straws made for them and they were a big hit! :D They wouldn't be complete without festive Eat, Drink, and Be Merry cups!

I love how each of our houses were completely different! We had so much fun making, eating, and chatting it up. I'm going to miss these ladies when we move!

Have you made your gingerbread house this year? :)

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo