Gingerbread Fun on New Year’s Eve!

by | Jan 1, 2012 | Advent and Christmas, Christmas 2011, Christmas Baking, Gingerbread Houses, Kids in the Kitchen | 7 comments

Since we didn’t have a chance to decorate Gingerbread Houses on Christmas Eve this year, we decided it would be the perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve!

Snuggles was just as excited as last year, when he saw all the supplies!

It was also the perfect opportunity for Bud to wear his new outfit, specially picked out and purchased as a Christmas gift from his oldest brother! 

Rose helped me set everything up, while the older kids attended (and the boys served) an afternoon wedding/Mass in town.  

The kids were thrilled that two of their uncles, my youngest two brothers, were able to join us for the evening. 


Here are this year’s finished Gingerbread Houses:

The Snowball Factory by Captain

The Cozy Resort by Rascal

At the Church for my First Holy Communion by Twinkle Toes

The Nativity by Chiquita

Little House on the Prairie by Snuggles and Daddy

Rose Cottage by Rose and Momma

Kevin’s House by Uncle Kevin

The Golf Course Clubhouse by Uncle David

Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed 2012!


  1. Lori

    Happy New Year Jessica! Those turned out great and I just LOVE the girl's in their Christmas dresses and headbands! They are beautiful! I wish I could love on your precious little gigerbread man 🙂 Peace in Christ, Lori

  2. penelope

    What a wonderful way to spend New Year's Eve! I love Bud's sweet little outfit! Makes me think of Jan Brett's book 'Gingerbread Baby'. 🙂 The houses all look fabulous.

    A Happy and Blessed new year to you all 🙂

  3. Unknown

    They all look wonderful! (the Nativity is my favorite 🙂 Merry Christmas and wishing you God's blessings in the new year.

  4. Mom2Seven

    Jessica… you are beyond amazing! Happy New Year! Love, Annita +JMJ+

  5. Lorie

    Tell the kids they did great making the houses! I love the uniqueness of them all! Happy New Year!! 🙂 P.S. Bud is the cutest baby I have seen since my last baby was born. 🙂 God's Blessings to all of you this year.

  6. mel

    I'm looking at all your pictures with my three old on my lap. She is enthralled with the gingerbread houses! 🙂

  7. Jennifer G.

    Ooohh…gingerbread graham crackers! I've never seen those! It looks like a fun time!


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