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.
Put a fresh spin on an old holiday classic by baking a gingerbread cake rather than gingerbread cookies. To keep the gingerbread classic, consider white or off-white frosting rather than more vibrant colors. Get the recipe for gingerbread layer cake.
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.
Send your guests home with a tasty reminder of the day. Using a reindeer-shaped cookie cutter, bake up a batch of gingerbread cookies. When cool, let the kids help decorate with melted chocolate, red candy melts and edible glitter. Package each cookie nicely into a clear favor bag topped with a printable favor bag label.