Tips on National Gingerbread House Day


Ellie Johnson

Making gingerbread houses has long been a Christmas tradition in many American homes. Whether you participate by buying a kit from your local grocery store, or heating up an oven and baking fresh gingerbread, there are always ways to spice it up.


  • Different colored icing (snow)
  • Picking up extra candy
    • Crumbled graham crackers for paving walkways
    • Peppermints for snow men
    • Cinnamon sticks for doors/window frames
  • Using kit gingerbread pieces to build your own creation (example train station, mall, village)
  • Building a sugar or other cookie base house
  • Hosting competitions with friends and family, such as: fastest built, most creative, most messy house, etc.