It’s beGINing to look a lot like Christmas.
This year, I threw a gingerbread & gin party for me and my high school besties. Laughs were shared, strong gin and tonics were made, and lots of candy was ate.
Keep reading for all the details on our GINgerbread night.
The inspiration was Candyland. I wanted the table-scape to feel dreamy but still practical.
The large gingerbread house was not supposed to be decorated. It pulls your eye to the heaviest part of the table and gives it a break from the assortment of candy and colors. Everything was placed at different heights to create depth. Having it all at the same height makes it not as interesting. To create the height, pedestals from the Target dollar section were used and an assortment of different cake stands.
The tiny trees placed in little cups are actually napkin rings that my mom found. I love the whimsical look of them.
The Gin-Gle Bells Bar
You can’t spell gingerbread without GIN! We had a small gin and tonic bar to quench our thirst in between building. For all the details about the bar, click here.
The Building Station
Convenience is key when setting up for a party where crafting of some sort is involved. You want everyone to have what they need right at their fingertips. Each station was stocked with their own pre-built gingerbread house, 2 ice-cream cones for trees, frosting, marshmallows, shredded coconut and a few candy embellishments.
The plate chargers that the gingerbread houses were on came from the Dollar Tree. We spray painted them gold and added paper to the bottom of them.
Take Home Bags
Each station also had a clear take-home bag with a gold velvet ribbon. It’s hard to export a home built out of candy, so the bags help keep everything in tack.
Let The Fun Be-GIN!
Only a few more days left until Christmas! I hope this post inspires you to have a little gingerbread house night with your girl gang.
Until next time, Spread Kindness.