We buy a kit from Michael's & whatever assorted candies we can find that are "perfect" for the house. One staple are the NECCO wafers for the roof. To us it just screams "GINGERBREAD HOUSE"!!
Since we don't eat the house we decided to put it together with a hot glue gun to speed up the process so we can get to the fun part--DECORATING!! We hot glued it together then used the frosting to cover up the glue.
This is when Joe takes over & does the roof.
He insists on shingling the roof.
We let Joe have his fun so that we can have ours. I help the girls with a few things here & there or "guide" them a little but this year it was all them.
Marissa took over the front of the house. She even built a patio/walkway in the front.Gianna did the back & the landscaping.
We decided afterwards that next year we'd have teams & we'd build two houses. We might even have a throw down with my sisters' & their families.