First Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest to Commence!
(Full Disclosure: I borrowed all my ideas straight from this really cute blog: Six Sisters Stuff.)
I divided the 7 little boys (aged 5 and under) and the 22 adults into 7 teams by randomly drawing the adults' names out of a bag. Sadly, we lost a few contestants to work, shopping, and a boyfriend's family Thanksgiving, so we condensed to 6.
I set the timer for 20 minutes and the teams went to work!
|N's team created a church|
|C's team created a freestyle structure|
|V and M's team created a winter wonderland|
|L's team created...a house with a chimney|
|A's team created a manger scene|
M's team lost two members to a boyfriend's family Thanksgiving dinner, then suffered a collapse at the 15 minute mark, so we are just proud that the finished product was standing when the bell rang!
Here are the rest of the close-ups:
|Our church, hands down the best. Just sayin"|
|Winning Winter Wonderland|
But it all worked out - it was also D's 18th birthday, so he accepted the prize: a bottle of sparkling apple cider. Although his little nephews may have run off with it in the end.
Happy Thanksgiving! More holiday weekend antics to come later!
|Congratulations and Happy Birthday, D!|