Making a Gingerbread House is a super fun family activity for your Holidays in Truckee, and was one of the funnest Christmas crafts that I've made! My kids used to love to make them every year when they were young.
The Resort at Squaw Creek, in Olympic Valley, CA has a Gingerbread Village each year in December that is worth checking out!
In 2004, my workplace had a Christmas Team Building Gingerbread House Contest. They bought the basic Kits, and lots of fun food and candy supplies. We were broken up into teams of four and given a set time for creating our masterpieces. Other employees and visitors to City Hall got to vote for the winners. It was actually one of the funnest Team Building Events that we had.
Our Team Won......with "Kincaid's Quaint Country Christmas Candy Cottage". We actually donated all of our entries to the local hospitals Children's wards to enjoy for the Holidays!
Close up view of the front
Here are some of the other entries...I thought they were all great!!
North Pole City Hall
Welcome to Candyland
The Gingerbread Castle
The towers for the Castle were made with ice cream cones turned upside down and decorated - I thought it was very clever!
Hopefully, you got some great ideas to use for your own family Gingerbread House this year! Enjoy!!
The pastry chefs at Walt Disney World and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have built a 16-foot gingerbread house each holiday season for more than a decade. Ellen, the Gingerbread Lady, has shown thousands of guests how she makes gingerbread houses. Now, she has a few tips for making a little Disney Magic in your own home. For more information about how Walt Disney World celebrates the holidays, visit www.disneyworld.com/holidays.