Gingerbread House Party
Recently, several products were sent to me at no charge by The Marshmallow Studio on behalf of KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. I had a variety of Christmas marshmallows mailed to me and I KNEW I wanted to use them to make gingerbread houses with my kids. I had no idea how many varieties and how many marshmallows I was going to receive, but suffice to say, my son’s class of 28 children had more than enough marshmallows to make adorable gingerbread houses. Armed with my bounty of marshmallows, I scheduled a Gingerbread House Party!
Each child was asked to bring in a box of graham crackers, I brought in the marshmallows from The Marshmallow Studio on behalf of KRAFT Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, as well as a few candy and sprinkle toppings, and Pillsbury creamy frosting. Because of the class size, I put a few scoops of frosting into ziploc baggies the night before. I also brought in a cake stand, a small backdrop, and a bowl of store bought gingerbread men with a bag topper. (Look for the link for the free printable below)
My son’s class is arranged in desk groups, so the teachers and I filled small plastic cups with marshmallows for each group, and gave each child a white paper plate to create on. Then we snipped a corner off each ziploc baggie of frosting so the kids could use them as piping bags. When the kids were finished I had them bring their creation to the table with the small backdrop I made and I snapped a quick photo of them with their house.
I made the backdrop out of a simple cardboard presentation board. I drew a tree, a gingerbread house, and a gingerbread man on each panel, I then used an exact-o style knife to cut the drawings out, leaving “snow” on the ground to hold the presentation board together. I chose to use construction paper to add the color to the tree, house, and gingerbread man, but you could certainly paint it or color it in too. I embellished the house and gingerbread man with holiday themed washi tape. I did need to re-enforce the tree with a wood shim on the back side, but that was optional and easily applied with hot glue. I placed the backdrop on a table with a fun polka dotted table cover, and a simple white cake stand from Target, I spread the gingerbread men on the table and in the large bowl I brought. I also hung a festive pennant bunting banner on the wall behind the backdrop.
The kids all had a wonderful time making their gingerbread houses and I loved being able to be a part of their celebration! I cannot thank The Marshmallow Studio and KRAFT Jet Puffed Marshmallows enough for their generous donation.
Gingerbread man topper PDF fits Little Debbie Brand Gingerbread Men
This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I proved my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.