Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party with the Grands

by Alli

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party is a sponsored conversation for At Home Stores. I’m honored to participate in the Christmas Traditions Blog Hop. All opinions are my own. #MyReason

I always like to do something fun with the grandkids during the Christmas season. A Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the kids. We talk, we laugh and most importantly, we make memories that will last a lifetime.

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

The Christmas season is the busiest season of all at my home. One of my goals for this season is to prioritize what’s important to me and of course, the grandkids rate number one in that department. 🙂 When I told them we were having a Gingerbread Decorating Party, they were all in.

The boys at our Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

The first thing I do when planning a Christmas party is to head to At Home, the home decor superstore. They always have everything I need for party planning, Christmas décor and gift ideas. They also have Gingerbread Boy Kits. The kits include everything you need to decorate, even the icing. Score!

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To set the scene for our afternoon of fun, I add a little extra Christmas décor just for them. Y’all know I have a thing for throw pillows. At Home has so many great Christmas pillows to choose from. I’m in love with my new pillows.

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

A Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party needs a great centerpiece. My mini Rosemary Christmas tree creates a perfect backdrop for a couple of gingerbread boys and a gingerbread train. Rosemary is a perennial and once spring arrives, I’ll plant it outside. Because I live in such a mild climate, I have fresh rosemary all year long.

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

Who can resist this plaid reindeer? I can’t, so I had to grab him, too.

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party

Let the Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party Begin

While the boys decorated their gingerbread boys, I grabbed the camera to document our afternoon of fun. Someday, when they are all grown up, we’ll look back at these photos and remember this day.

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The boys were munching on their gingerbread boys before the icing had a chance to harden. That’s OK with me. They were meant to be eaten. Add a glass a milk and snack time is covered.

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party - Eating the Gingerbread Boy - An Alli Event

Making memories with my grandkids is one of the many things I love about Christmas.

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party - An Alli Event

Every year, during the holiday season, we do something fun together. Whether it’s riding The Polar Express, watching a Christmas movie or decorating gingerbread boys, we’re creating Christmas memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a family tradition!

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party - An Alli Event

For me, it’s important to remember the true meaning of Christmas and to take time away from the hustle and bustle of the season to truly enjoy my family and friends, especially the grandkids. 🙂

Gingerbread Boy Decorating Party - An Alli Event

I do hope you’re enjoying this most wonderful time of the year. What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

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Rebekah December 9, 2016 - 8:27 am

These pics are great! They loved it and had an awesome time. I’m surprised Caden had any icing left to decorate. Lol

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Cai Cansino December 9, 2016 - 8:36 am

You look so young to be a grandmother! Gosh… Anyway, that’s a great idea to bond with kids. I will have some fun in the kitchen with my nephews and nieces before the start of the holidays. Thanks for this!

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Amy @ mylifefromhome December 9, 2016 - 9:47 am

Ok, I somehow missed those Gingerbread boys at the store! They are darling. What a fun family tradition!

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Jeanette December 9, 2016 - 10:49 am

My son is dying to do this for Christmas. He loves to decorate cookies and gingerbread cookies are number one on his list. We will be doing something like this over the holidays ourselves. It is a lot of fun to do with the family.

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candy December 9, 2016 - 11:28 am

I have seen these fun decorating kits before but have never used them. Looks like a great family evening activity.

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ERLENE December 9, 2016 - 6:05 pm

We didn’t do real gingerbread cookies this year (we made fake baking soda gingerbread ornaments), but I love the idea of these premade cookies in a box so we can eat them too. And it’s great that you got the boys to have a decorating party 🙂

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Pam December 9, 2016 - 7:38 pm

It’s always so nice to make memories with your family. These are the times your grandkids will never forget!

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Maureen @Scoops of Joy December 9, 2016 - 8:01 pm

Awww this post warm my heart. Not only it looks like you guys had so much fun making and decorating the gingerbread boy but it’s making those memories that truly touched my heart. There’s something so special about grandma and their grandkids bonding together.

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lisa December 9, 2016 - 8:14 pm

I want to decorate gingerbread men! This looks like a fun tradition! We make gingerbread houses.

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Bella December 9, 2016 - 9:35 pm

IT looks like you and the boys had a great time decorating! I love the size of the gingerbread men so you can get super creative.

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zan December 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm

I can’t get over how cute the grands are and the one eating that big gingerbread boy. They look so like they really enjoyed making and eating them. How great that the kits came with the frosting and all!! I love the pillows you found from At Home and the plaid deer. He is so cute! So glad you are able to do create holiday traditions with your grand kids and make fun memories.

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ashley December 10, 2016 - 7:31 am

This looks like so much fun! Every year we say we’re going to decorate a gingerbread house and cookies. Hoping this year is the year it actually happens!

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rika December 10, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Very cute post! I love the decorating! I am sure your kids had so much fun!

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Myrah @ Coupon Mamacita December 10, 2016 - 2:38 pm

That looks like so much fun! My daughter is off in college now, but this is actually something I’d love to do to pair it with my gingerbread house.

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Rebecca Swenor December 10, 2016 - 6:09 pm

We don’t have an At Home Store here but I wish we did for sure. This looks like a fantastic time with the kids. Doing a decorating party with the with the kids always makes Christmas funner I believe. Thanks for shairng these kits and the giveaway.

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Bonnie @wemake7 December 10, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Awww what a cute post. They look like they had a lot of fun decorating their cookies.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai December 11, 2016 - 1:33 am

What fun! And special memories too. The gingerbread decorating turned out great! 🙂

~Lorelai
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication December 11, 2016 - 9:11 am

I can’t wait until my girls are old enough to do this kind of stuff! Looks like so much fun! Your grands are getting so BIG!

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ricci December 11, 2016 - 9:54 am

Now this looks like my kind of party!! I used to go to my Aunts house to decorate Christmas cookies every year and it was so much fun!!

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Lora December 11, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Looks like so much fun — and so tasty. YUM!

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Amanda December 11, 2016 - 5:54 pm

What a fun way to make great memories with your grandchildren. I would love to pick up some of those gingerbread men…I can never get my ginger bread house to stay up!

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Mimi Green December 12, 2016 - 1:15 am

I love holiday traditions and every year I look forward to building on to the previous year. I need to get gingerbread kits so we can have a night in and bond a bit.

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Garf December 12, 2016 - 8:46 am

They look adorable and are having fun decorating the gingerbread with the grands.

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Nancy @ whispered inspirations December 12, 2016 - 11:17 am

What a fun and great way to spend with your kids! Nothing like being creative and decorating your own gingerbread man! Gotta do this with my girls!

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Jenn @ Loveland Lodge December 12, 2016 - 5:02 pm

I love this! It’s a wonderful tradition and your grandsons will think of this time often – I know I do with my own grandma and baking with her every Christmas. You’re right – the holiday season is a busy one and it’s important to prioritize spending time with the ones you love!

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Colette @ restyle it wright December 12, 2016 - 5:54 pm

Awwww this was so sweet! What great memories for the kiddos!

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Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins December 17, 2016 - 6:07 pm

Looks like such a fun time Alli! My kids had a blast decorating their gingerbread people too and I know they’ll want to do it again next year.

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