Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gingerbread (graham cracker) Houses

Monday night we were invited to Connie and Jamie Quinton's house for their annual gingerbread house making contest. They like to use graham crackers with glue guns to make the houses. It is a smart idea because who eats the gingerbread afterwards anyhow? We were in groups according to age, yet age did not matter with this contest at all. We had all kinds from tall and skinny, short and stout, traditional, name it.

We had Karma & Kevin Beazer and 2 of their kids, Larry & Carolyn Leavitt and 5 of their kids, Quintons with their 6 kids plus a son in law, and of course, us. We all had a great time!

This was the "old" group with an average age of 50+.

The newlyweds.

The young girls, about 12 years old and very creative! (the far left house)

The older teenagers. Can you tell what they used for the "thatched" roof? Shredded Wheat.

The younger teenagers. (Neal's group) A soon as this group used a sifter with powdered sugar this became my favorite one. It's the detail, like snow!

Who won first you ask? We all were awarded our own special mention so we were all winners!


Marilou said...

How fun! Loved them all although my favorites were the younger girls and the newlyweds. Looks like the perfect YW activity for next year!

USAUS said...

The gauntlet has been thrown, we are going to get into the festivities with a round of plagiarism... bring it on!!!

Kari said...

Wowie! Glue guns and graham crackers--what a great idea! Thanks for posting photos!

Ashley Dawn said...

I love that the newly weds have a kind of apartment complex. Hilarious!

What a great fun party. I want to do this now....

Hillary said...

The teenagers house is great but I hope their leaders give them a lesson now on how the LDS church does not use the cross as a symbol of Christmas or our religion. (jk.. I'm sure it was inadvertent) But at least I just made my first comment on your blog!! You are quite the photographer by the way... (this is actually Orlan, There is something odd going on between mine and Hillary's gmail passwords, will try to figure it out for next time.)