{BN Black Book of Parties} Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Holly here from Paisley Petal and now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to move into Christmas mode! I thought I’d start by sharing a fun little gingerbread house decorating party I created for my daughter and some of her friends last year. I loved using the bright color palette of red, lime green, bright pink and aqua blue to create this whimsical party.

I hung some coordinating tissue paper fans embellished with a printable party circle to spruce up the decorating table.

As the girls arrived at the party, each of their chairs was tied with a darling apron that my amazing sister-in-law made for each of the little girls. This way they wouldn’t get their clothes messy during all the decorating madness!

Each place setting included a personalized canvas bag, along with their piping bag, candy to decorate their houses and a small favor box. The canvas bag was used to take their apron home in once the party was over.

The favor box contained a hand sanitizer, chapstick and some hershey’s kisses with a printable sticker added to the bottom.


After the girls finished decorating their houses, they could eat a cupcake for a little treat.

I found these lollipops at Walmart, and they coordinated perfectly with our color scheme!

The girls had a great time…here are a couple of their creations!

Hopefully I’ve given you a little inspiration to have your own little gingerbread house decorating party!


Styling & Photography – Holly at Paisley Petal Events

Printables – 505 Design+Paperie

Customized Canvas Bags – Perideau Designs

Polka dot favor box + cups – Shop Sweet Lulu

One Comment

  1. Hi Holly,
    I’d say a big wow, very cheerful party. Rebekah always brings such colorful parties, this is what I love about her blog. 🙂
    Holly I’d appreciate if you also share a tutorial about how to make these tissue paper fans.

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