Gingerbread Houses

By Katharine

We have been extremely lazy about updating our website lately… I blame final exams and then all the celebrating for the holidays.  Still, better late than never even if we made these gingerbread houses weeks ago!

The last weekend before we all left for the holidays, my friend Ashley from work invited us over for a gingerbread house making party. We all brought our favorite decorative candy and then got right to work. Well, after having a mug of mulled wine of course!

Christmastime and especially mulled wine always remind me of my year in Heidelberg because of the traditional German Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets). I got to walk past the Heidelberg Weihnachtsmarkt every day in December (and I drank lots of mugs of mulled wine to keep warm):


Ashley’s mulled wine was quite delicious too! And I think it inspired everyone to get very creative with their gingerbread houses.

Mine was pretty traditional, besides the red-nosed, one-antler-ed reindeer by the front porch:


And Nathan definitely gets the prize for most unusal…

Although it didn’t work out exactly as he planned, you can totally tell it’s an igloo (right?!)
All in all, it was a great way to spend our last weekend before the holiday break! Thanks Ashley 🙂

  1. Ashley’s avatar

    Plan for next year – make gingerbread houses and drink mulled wine in Germany!



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