So this is the Gingerbread house contest part of the Ugly Sweater party. I have never had the opportunity to make a Gingerbread House...so this was quite the experience! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. It was boys against girls; some of our group decided to play a different game, but every so often they would come and aid us some..even if it was to eat some of the many candy and sweets there were on the table.
|The object of the game was to get the marshmallow in your mouth ...from your forehead! *laughs* [Taken by Allie]|
|This picture makes me laugh! [Taken from Allie]|
Oh okay, that was hard for me. It was such a temptation! All the different candies on the table! We had, of course, the graham crackers--that we used as the walls...and then the vanilla frosting that we used as "glue". We also spread the frosting all over the box as snow. Then it was the candies that were such a temptation! We have candy sprinkles, Skittles, Nerds, Dots, different kinds of Twislers, different flavors of sour strips, frosted mini wheat cereal [we used as the roof at first before it got to heavy and caved in!...The roof, I think, was the hardest to shape for us!]...we had mini chocolate chips, sour pouch kids, M&Ms, brownies, strawberries, and a lot more other goodies!
At first we tried to play taboo for the parts we were going to use in our Gingerbread house. Like one point and you can pick of the goodies for part of the house...
|The boys having a hard time with words! *laughs*|
|The girls totally ruling at the game!|
Here are some of the pictures of the girl's Gingerbread house...
|"Mele Kalikimaka!" [Merry Christmas!] The front of our house. [Taken by Allie]|
|Side view of out house [Taken by ME!]|
|Other side of our house [by ME!]|
|The back porch of our house [By ME!]|
|Us girls who worked hard on our beautiful house!|
|The boys interesting gingerbread house...! Can you see the big difference between they guys bachelor pad and our beautiful snowy "hotel?!" *laughs*|
|But hey, the dog house and oversized dog added in the back had to count for something, right?!|
|...and the creative way they made their path leading up to the house...I mean, you can tell that they are trying! :)|
|Kissing penguins in the swimming pool of sour vines! :)|
|The men of the Gingerbread house...:)|
At the end of the contest...no one wanted to take them Gingerbread house home...I mean, talk about ants galore if you brings this baby home! So what did we do?! We...
|The sign never fails!|
|Oh Karlie...you make me laugh...!!|
It was such a fun contest...! :)