9 Easy Gingerbread House Ideas To Try This Holiday
Gingerbread houses are a timeless tradition that everyone can enjoy around the holidays. But we think its time to think outside the pre-packaged box and discover all of the possibilities to put some new excitement in this classic Christmas cookie display! Spice up the holidays and impress your guests with these 9 easy and fun gingerbread house ideas.
Gingerbread Nativity Scene Celebrate the true meaning of the season with the story of the first Christmas. Let your gingerbread house recreate the nativity scene, complete with the three wise men, stable animals and more! This nativity display is a fun reminder of what the season is all about in which both adults and kids alike can admire.
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Gingerbread House Tree Ornament
Gingerbread-making can be time-consuming, but it just wouldn't be the holidays without it. So instead of hanging up this holiday tradition because of busy schedules, hang up the cookies instead! A little downsizing makes it easy for everyone in the family to show off their own fun little decorating styles and display them proudly on the tree! All you need is a festive ribbon!
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Gingerbread Cake Border Did someone say sweets covered in more sweets? Say no more! This table decoration is as tasty as it is beautiful, making it the perfect gingerbread creation for holiday gatherings all season long. No matter what cake you choose to make, add a beautiful gingerbread village border held together by delicious royal icing to "wow" dinner guest before they even take a bite.
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Gingerbread Advent Calendar Two holiday favorites come together in an interactive and delicious Christmas decoration! Whether you grab a BYO kit or go big with a gingerbread home built from scratch, you can top it off with tiny numbered cookies to countdown the days until Santa arrives! Make each day this December a little sweeter with a gingerbread house advent calendar.
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Gingerbread Dog House
Got a family of dog lovers? Add a little puppy love to your gingerbread scene! Just miniaturize your typical gingerbread home and cover it in a few sprinkles only our furry friends would love. From Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Labradors or whatever breed your loyal pal maybe, find the perfect dog icing decoration or recreate one of your own to pop out of the doggy door in front!
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Gingerbread House Mug Toppers Who says your gingerbread house can't be portable? These mini houses are designed to perch on the edge of your mug as you enjoy them with coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter day. They're fun-sized, so it's easy to make one for all of your friends and family! Just decorate each tiny roof with their favorite festive candy or icing flavor, and you'll be spreading cheer with every sip!
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Really spice things up with these fun gingerbread alternatives:
Chocolate Bar Town
Anything chocolate is a-okay in our book! Sorry, gingerbread, but this sweet display is just too easy and too incredibly delicious to resist. Royal Wholesale Candy can certainly help you load up on all the cocoa and sweet embellishments you'll need to bring your Christmas chocolate town to life. So dream big!
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Graham Cracker Christmas Town Houses You don't have to love gingerbread cookies to go to town with this fun holiday tradition. While some may say it's cheating, we say it's being resourceful! With just a box or two of graham crackers, you're able to construct a whole village of tasty, little homes decorated with all of your favorite candies. Your kids will love their sweet holiday display, and you'll love how easy it was to make!
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Gingerbread Log Cabin
How about a more rustic looking gingerbread house this year? If you love escaping to the mountains in a cozy, snow-covered cabin (or even if you don't), this idea is perfect for you. With pretzels for the fence, mini-Triscuits for the roof, almonds and pecans for the chimney, and cinnamon sticks for the logs, you've got a one-of-a-kind 'gingerbread' home!
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