We purchased gingerbread kits from Ikea ($4 each) and loads of extra candy. I made the gingerbread houses the night before so they would be set up firmly by the times the kids arrived. I was fully prepared to hot glue them together if my royal icing didn’t solidify but thankfully that wasn’t necessary.
Because I’m extra, there were a few little DIY elements to amp up the style. First were the kid sized “OH SNAP” aprons which I whipped up a few days before the party. Second was this fabulous cake made by my sister who clearly gets me. And finally I found a Buddy the Elf costume for Oscar to wear while he ran around and terrorized the guests. I regret nothing!
It was a crazy party but it was a major hit with my kids so mission accomplished. Perfect for a December birthday girl. Now it’s a year later so it’s time to get started on this year’s birthday bash.