How to Throw a Gingerbread House Decorating Party


Fun Ideas on How to Throw a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Christmas is all about family-fun-time and what better way to get everyone into the festive spirit of decorating than building gingerbread houses! Below are some fun gingerbread decorating and party itinerary ideas.



Kids arrive enjoy snacks ( i.e. veggies & fruit), and play outside, until everyone arrives. Be sure to have some fun yard games outside for them to enjoy ( our kids enjoyed Jumbo Jenga & Connect 4, Corn Toss, and football and baseball equipment).

Parents setup frosting bags for each kiddo and enjoy adult snacks (i.e., wine & cheese)


Decorating pre-assembled gingerbread houses begins (the ore-assembled houses saves a lot of time and gives the kiddos more time to have fun)!


Kids head outside to run off some sugary treats (they snagged off the gingerbread house), while parents clean up party table and move the adorable finished gingerbread houses back into their original boxes for safekeeping.


Treat time: Kids enjoy cookies and creating their fun and festive hot cocoa.


Peeps Christmas Snowmen – 3.375oz / 9ct from Target

Peeps Christmas Trees – 3.375oz / 9ct from Target

Peeps Christmas Chocolate Mousse Reindeer – 2.375oz /6ct from Target

Peeps Christmas Gingerbread Men – 1.2oz / 3ct from Target

M&M’s Christmas Hazelnut Spread Candy Bag – 8.0oz from Target

Skittles Holiday Mix – 3.5oz from Target
Twizzlers Holiday Pull ‘N’ Peel Green Apple, Cherry and Lemonade King Size – 4.2oz from Target

Christmas Dots Theater Box – 6oz from Target

Mini Holiday Peppermint Candy Canes – 9oz / 60ct – Wondershop from Target

Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows – 16oz from Target

Spice Drop Gummy Candy Tub – 5oz – Wondershop at Target

Peppermint Starlight Mints Hard Candies – 14oz – Market Pantry from Target

Spearmint Mints Hard Candy- I found these at the Dollar Store

Snowman Cocoa Trimming Kit For 6 from from Michaels

Wilton Gingerbread Flavored Cocoa Trimming Kit from Michaels

Red & White Dots & Striped Paper Straws at Hobby Lobby

Nestle Abuelita Authentic Mexican Chocolate Drink Mix, 19 oz from Walmart
Wilton Ready to Decorate Gingerbread House Kit from Michaels


Christmas Table Cover Red Stripe – Wondershop from Target

Blue Santa Trays, Christmas Trays, & Santa Cookies I found at Dollar Tree.*Store availability, design, and colors may vary
Table Center Piece and Christmas Ramekin at Michaels. Reindeer Mug at HEB. In store only. *Store availability, design, and colors may vary
Chocolate Bar Decor (e.g., gingerbread figurines, elf, sign) at Hobby Lobby. *Store selection, availability, design, and colors may vary

If you plan on having adults join in on the fun, here are some fun game activities you can include: Christmas Party Game Ideas