Wednesday, October 04, 2006
YUP - it's that time again! My annual Gingerbread House party is scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is Jess from the 2004 party - since she can't be here this year, she can at least strike a pose to advertise GBP2006.
Every year for about six years now, I invite friends and their kids to join me at the house - they bring undecorated houses, or pieces to assemble, and some candy to share for decorations. I provide lunch and munchies all day, and lots of cement - royal icing - to assemble their masterpieces. I also use sugar cones, royal icing, and green sugar to create snow covered pine trees for everyone's house.
The day is exhausting - usually the first guests show up early in the morning, and I boot the last ones out the door around 10:00p.m. - but it is such a blast. Last year, more than a dozen houses were completed over the course of the day.
Still thinking about the menu - I usually make a crockpot full of a yummy soup or stew, and throw a roast and veggies in the oven. I'm open to suggestions and recipes!!
Even now, when vacuuming, I come across candy bits from previous parties - and once in a while Abby will be freaking out in the kitchen - it turns out she found a particularly roll-y piece of candy to bat all over the place.
So are you thinking of joining us? RSVP - space is at a premium, which is why the party runs from morning to night.
Kids who want to decorate are always welcome - and I can put kidvids on the 55" screen TV for the kids who tire out and want to chill in the living room.
And there are a few rules to abide by:
1. If you can see it, you can eat it.
2. Before you leave, I MUST be able to take pictures of you with your finished house.
Can you deal? Than give me a call! I look forward to seeing you there!
Posted by Laurin at 8:00 PM