Yes, I know the holidays are over, but I still want to share one final bit of Christmas fun from our recently completed season. What is it? Just the first-ever…
Casa Hickju Gingerbread House Face-Off: Boys vs. Girls!
We’ve tried making a gingerbread house before – a few years back. As those who have been reading my blog for a while may recall, the project really didn’t turn out so well.
After a lengthy hiatus following that disastrous foray into gingerbread architecture, we decided to give it another go this year, once again working from the gingerbread house kits available at our neighborhood’s infamous Fellini Kroger. This time, things went much better. We actually ended up doing two gingerbread house-making nights during the holidays because we had so much success on the first night.
The first go-’round, 13 year old E took charge, getting his siblings and cousins organized around construction. The result? Two lovely little gingerbread cottages (which you can see above in the photo of E and C).
So then we decided on a second night of gingerbread construction, and this time, we made it a competition: boys vs. girls. Everyone worked energetically, but E is a very competitive person, and when he saw that the traditional route was likely not going to set his creation apart from his opposite gender rivals (he and cousin M were the only boys in the game), he went rogue, ending up with quite a creative interpretation, and as a result, the boys brought home the top honors that night.
We’ll definitely be bringing Gingerbread House Face-Off back again next Christmas season, but in the meantime, I thought you might like to see how things went, as well as what the boys created to win it in the end.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE FACE-OFF AT CASA HICKJU 2011
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