We have friends who host a gingerbread house decorating party every year. Below is this year’s creation with the side decorated by the 14 year old son. (The 17 year old daughter couldn’t make it this year.)
My favorite touches this year are the chimney (decorated by Jim) and the fish in the pond (made out of cut rock candy and jelly beans) and, on the right, the snowman putting up a (gummy bear) decoration. Both of those were created by the son.
The thatched roof is generally my responsibility because it takes no creativity, but it does take consistency and persistence. And, besides, by the time I finish with the roof, the rest of it is usually already decorated. 🙂
As usual, this year’s effort was a lot of fun! Thank you, Joanne and Joe, for another delightful year of gingerbread houses!