Set the tone (and color palette) for the party with this adorable gingerbread house invitation. Traditional Christmas colors mixed with unexpected gray and graphic patterns create a fresh take for the holidays. Just print, cut and fill in your party details. If hand-delivering the invitations, deliver with a freshly baked gingerbread cookie.
To bring more of a whimsical look to your gifts, create a gingerbread house out of a to-go box. Use decorative snow texture to create a piping on your gingerbread house. Apply red hots or candy canes to make it look more like Christmas.
Proof that anything is better in miniature: These adorable gingerbread house pops. To make, piece together mini gingerbread houses with royal icing. To create a pop, simply stick a marshmallow on the stick before inserting it into the mini house.
Turn this season's gingerbread masterpiece into a chic centerpiece for your holiday table. Let the kids help decorate it with candies and printable party circles, then set it in coconut "snow" atop a cake stand.
The best way to display your adorable gingerbread house pops? Fill a colorful pot or bucket with gumballs, then stand each pop inside. To continue the gingerbread theme, decorate candy and dessert containers with pretty ribbons embellished with your favorite printable party circle.
Cake pops are delicious in any form, but are especially appealing in the shape of adorable gingerbread boys and girls. To make, bake a boxed or homemade cake in a 13-inch by 9-inch pan as directed. Crumble cake and mix with a can of frosting. Form cake mixture into a flat layer and cut out with a mini gingerbread man cookie cutter. Chill the cutouts. Next, dip a lollipop stick into melted chocolate and insert into the cutout to hold the stick in place. Dip the entire cutout in melted chocolate and tap on the side of the bowl to remove excess. Let dry, then decorate with red and white icing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Give each guest a pastry bag filled with icing to use as mortar for their holiday home. Or, simply put out a few bowls filled with frosting so that the guests can spread it on with a knife. Kids may need a little help with this part; parents can frost while kids attach the candy.
Most gingerbread houses are made for display purposes rather than actual eating, so why not use paper elements to spruce up the decor? Make this embellishment by folding strips of decorative paper accordion-style and securing with hot glue to create the background fan. Top with the printable gingerbread man party circle design.