2008 Gingerbread House Making Contest

I can cross one more project off my list. This Friday was my Third Annual Gingerbread House Making Contest. Once again I failed at preparing ahead of time, so we used graham crackers again. I rented a hall with the help of my sister in law and we had a record number of people; 17 to be exact. The invitations went out only a week before and the day of the party we had a winter storm so I was very delighted with the turn out. I put paper down on the floor and when people came in they took off their shoes. My sister in law called her husband and friends ahead of time and so they brought slippers. We played Christmas music and had hot chocolate to sip and chex mix to munch on.

I think each year the houses get more and more creative. You can see we had some daring structures regarding height, and some creative structures with theme.  Check the photoset to see the houses better here.

Next year I think I will send out postcard invitations and hope for even more attending. I’ll also recommend everyone bringing slippers :)


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

2 thoughts on “2008 Gingerbread House Making Contest

  1. I’m so sorry I missed it. I was hoping I would be able to make it…maybe next year. On another note, you are my new crafting inspiration. I made a kusudama recycled ornament for my mom for christmas. Sweet! Thanks for the idea.

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