Gingerbread is one of those holiday sweet staples, like eggnog and candy canes. And the holidays are always full of excuses to throw parties! So get ready, you are invited to check out our sweet holiday gingerbread spread:
I'm always so excited to get to work with Marlyn (of Montreal Confections
.) Her cakes and cookies make any paper decorations I craft look so much better.
And I create these monthly parties for Lawn Fawn
, using their stamps and dies.
Can you see the sparkle in the background? We hung cheap, white garland in back of the table to frame the cake. If you were looking for a holiday photobooth idea, add a few extra garlands and I think it would be perfect! The tablecloth is actually wrapping paper, and purchased at Target (they have the most amazing patterns this year!)
Marlyn made this amazing gingerbread house cake! She's right - who wants to actually eat a dry, cookie gingerbread house? But a cake in the shape of? Oh, yes. It was delicious.
With spritz cookies for roof shingles, and red and green candy accents, it was perfect.
She created a how-to video on her youtube channel - click to watch it
I created these gingerbread
drink labels, with straws to match the little swirled lollipop that he is holding. Just for a different look, I used a copic pen to draw in some icing at the top of his head. I love him with icing hair!
Of course, the bottles were filled with chocolate milk. I mean, if the kids are gonna get sugared up, you may as well do it right. ha. And, it matches the gingerbread brown color better.
I found these swirly lollipops at our local dollarstore - they were the inspiration for the entire party! In all of the decorations, the gingerbread man is holding a similar lollipop. I love cookies and candy for cupcake toppers! It's like candyland up in here!
The cupcake wrappers were so simple, but add to the gingerbread feel, I cut them out of kraft paper, sponged the edges in brown ink and added scallops with a white gel pen.
These cookies are so cute, with their sparkling snow accents! Marlyn has a video for these as well as the cupcakes you saw earlier - click
The video will also show you how to turn these cookies into a sweet parting gift.
I created some elements to add to the packaged cookie:
Easy and cute! I hope you've enjoyed our gingerbread party, and thanks for stopping by!