The Best Gingerbread House Ideas For Family Fun

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One of the most amazing holiday memories as a child was building gingerbread houses. The delicious aroma of the gingerbread baking and sneaking candy all while in the creation process of building a house better than the year before. It’s a tradition many carry and although it is an old tradition, there are many new and fun ways to create gingerbread houses. These gingerbread house ideas will be ones that you can carry on throughout the years to come.

Gingerbread Recipe

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The most important part of a gingerbread house is the gingerbread. Use this tasty gingerbread recipe {source}

Candy Christmas Lights

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These edible DIY candy lights will be a perfect addition to your gingerbread house. {source}

Gingerbread House Glue

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The last thing you want is for all the hard work put into your gingerbread house to go to waste by it all collapsing due to bad glue. This stuff is awesome at keeping your house in place. {source}

Candy Organization

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Make grabbing candy easy for little ones with this muffin tin idea for organizing your candies. {source}

Graham Cracker House

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This method has been around for a while and it is an easy way to make what looks like a traditional gingerbread house. {source}

Rice Krispie Treat House

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Maybe you want to ditch the traditional gingerbread or graham cracker house. This rice krispie treat recipe is a fun way to switch things up a bit. {source}

Sledding Marshmallow Man

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What could be more awesome alongside your gingerbread house than a sledding snowman made from marshmallow? Nothing that’s what! {source}

Gingerbread Truck

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Create this gingerbread truck to park outside your gingerbread house. {source}

Decorated Pretzel Cabins

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A fun alternative to gingerbread houses — build a cabin using pretzels! {source}

Christmas Tree Gingerbread

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Make this beautiful tree that makes for a great festive centerpiece {source}

Jelly Bean Fireplace

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Make your house cozy by adding a jelly bean fireplace. {source}

Melted Sugar Glue

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If you’re not a fan of the white gingerbread glue, this glue is a perfect alternative. {source}

Winter Wonderland

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This gingerbread house is a true winter wonderland and it is easy to create yourself too! {source}

Pinky Gingerbread Cottage

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This cottage is so pretty you’ll want to keep around all year long. {source}

Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread House

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If you need an alternative to fit your gluten free vegan lifestyle this recipe would be a perfect fit. {source}

Gingerbread Shingles

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These shingles make for a really cool shingles effect on your gingerbread roof. {source}

Candy Roof

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Creating a candy roof for your gingerbread house is as simple as loading your roof with icing and sticking on your candy in any pattern you please. Gumdrops, skittles,peppermints, sprinkles, and m&m’s are a few great options to add to your gingerbread house roof.

Decorating Tips:

Creating a gingerbread house is all about having fun and making it your very own unique masterpiece. We’ve gathered a list of candies and sweets that are perfect for decorating your own gingerbread house:

Peppermints
Gumdrops
Sprinkles
Cookies (mini cookies work best)
M&M’s
Skittles
Gumballs
Nerds
Sour Patch Kid’s
Sour Patch Straws
Sweet Tarts
Jelly Beans
Gummy Bears
Twizzlers
Bottle Caps
Tic Tacs
Red dots
Smarties
Cereal
Marshmallows
Shredded Coconut
Tootsie Rolls
PEZ candy
Pop Rocks
Runts
Chocolate Chips
Caramel Chips

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