Holding a gingerbread decorating party

I'm hosting a gingerbread decorating party over 2 days, the first day is just adults but the second day has a few kids around 12. Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions or tips? I'm hoping to find some reasonable gingerbread house kits to decorate and put some extra decorations in muffin cases and possibly using an upside down ice cream cone to be decorated as a tree. I found some cute tiny gingerbread house wafers that I might put on cupcakes :)
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  • mandco
    mandco Posts: 1,005
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    edited 23 October 2015 at 2:03PM
    what ages? if you have younger ones coming maybe let them make gingerbread men/reindeers rather than houses? they could do several each and would require little help

    ikea have small pre cut gingerbread houses for £2.49 no decorations though

    :when I did cake decorating parties I brought the coloured icing in tubes as its easy for the younger ones to use but obviously more expensive.
    put various sweets/sprinkles in small pots rather than cases as they will be easier to pass around cake cakes tend to collapse when lifted if filled. I've used cupcake tins or the bottom of a plastic egg box before
    :lots of wet wipes/damp cloths for cleaning up sticky hands/icing spills
    :make sure you have name labels so you know who made what
    :wrapping for transport home

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  • lushplus4
    lushplus4 Posts: 289
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    Aldi currently have cookie cutters especially for making gingerbread houses in their special buys
  • DomRavioli
    DomRavioli Posts: 3,136
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    If you have any cupcake/bun pans they are great for decoration and easily washed and passed around.

    I'd get some disposable table covers as icing does and will get everywhere, you'll be finding it for weeks!
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