Gingerbread houses

My mom hosts an annual gingerbread house making afternoon for my 3 young cousins- and me. Frankly, I think she and I get more excited than the actual kids, but that's beside the point.... here is this year's Jaime and mom creation:

My 11 year old boy cousin always manages to include some violent acts...

All the houses...

And feast your eyes on these....

@ The Ritz Boston

by the host and hostess of the holiday party I went to

Williams Sonoma sells a cute personalized gingerbread kit!


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32 comments:

  1. Ohmigosh you and your mom made such an amazing gingerbread house! You don't even want to know what the ones I've made in the past have looked like - let's just say they were trashed immediately!! Love the idea of an afternoon of gingerbread house making!! :)

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  2. Those are so great!

    I absolutely love making Ginger Bread houses! :-)

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  3. This is one of my favorite traditions that I rarely get to do. I used to do make em when i was lil. I love the peppermint candies as the walkway!! Adorable!! Love it.

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  4. So fun!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Did you already post my stocking and I missed it? I can't remember...

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  5. LOVE it. My problem with gingerbread houses was always eating all the candy before I even started building the house!

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  6. so cool! I've never even seen one! and they look so yum....

    loves

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  7. So sweet! I really want a gingerbread house of my own!

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  8. Oh nice!! You can't beat the classic style gingerbread houses. Love these and love your blog!! xoxo

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  9. How freakin cute are you guys! Aww I really need to make this tradition. I haven't made a gingerbread house in ages!

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  10. Oh my gosh what a good idea! That is a fabulous tradition to have. The house is beautiful!

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  11. SWEET!
    One would love to make one, would be nice to invite friends over.
    ps: I used to be a visual-merchandiser for W Sonoma, miss it sometimes.
    Great new week Jaime!

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  12. Way too cute! I haven't made one of these since I was like 12... wonder if I could convince the bf to partake in some Gingerbread housing?!?!

    Love,
    JP
    http://denimdebutante.com

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  13. Adorable - what a cute tradition! Can't believe the one at the Ritz - amazing!

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  14. Amazing, well done! Love your creation!x

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  15. We just made ours yesterday... so much fun, and way to much candy eating!!!

    xoxo

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  16. how fun! I've never made a gingerbread house before..can you believe that?! I think that needs to change. These look amazing!

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  17. adorable. Your 11 yr.old boy cousin~freakin riot!

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  18. So fun! I went to the store this weekend trying to find some and I couldn't at all! I have no idea where you buy sets like that.

    http://candyflosspersie.blogspot.com/

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  19. What a fun way to spend the afternoon. Happy holidays Jaime!

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  20. What a super duper fun thing to do. Can I come next year? I've got a few good ideas I'd like to try out... hehe.

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  21. omg...I love love love these! I feel like gingerbread...maybe tomorrow I will get myself a gingerbread latte...yes!
    tis the season!

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  22. Oh my word! These are spectacular! I have actually never made a gingerbread house, but I sure love eating off of them!

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  23. Looks like sooo much fun ... but ... I would end up eating EVERYTHING!

    Nina

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  24. Sooo cute!!! Mmmm I want to eat all those little houses!!!

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  25. Wow - you guys are soo talented!!

    This post reminded me of that episode of Throw Down with Bobby Flay - the gingerbread house competition...you would have beaten him for sure!!

    XOXO
    Amy

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  26. Wow...such beautiful gingerbread houses. You and your Mom did a fantastic job...Congrats!

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season dear Jaime, much love: Evi

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  27. Oh how yummy! These turned out great. You are so talented and it looks like you had a lot of fun doing it too. :)

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