When family and friends gather for the holidays, two things help create a mood of festive celebration more than any others: food and decorations. Gingerbread houses combine the best of both these elements, acting as a beautiful holiday centerpiece during the gathering, and then becoming a tasty treat at the end of the night. The classic image of a gingerbread house stands out vividly in the minds of most people, with its royal icing snow and gumdrop-lined rooftop evoking a magical winter wonderland. However, Christmas isn’t the only season in which gingerbread houses can become a sweet part of the festivities. Gingerbread and candy make an excellent treat at any time of the year, and many holidays can be enhanced by a beautifully decorated cookie cottage.
The Christmas-time tradition of displaying elaborately hand-decorated gingerbread houses can be easily adapted to any time of year. Whether a family wants to celebrate the return of spring with a gingerbread birdhouse covered in colorful flowers, or frighten trick-or-treaters and party-goers alike with a spooky gingerbread haunted house, gingerbread houses stand out as unique and delightful elements of any holiday or seasonal display. Halloween is a particularly appropriate celebration for non-traditional gingerbread houses; the delicious spices that are baked into gingerbread are a signature scent of autumn, giving the home a seasonally-appropriate and mouthwatering scent. Even better, Halloween and candy make an obvious match, providing plenty of signature holiday decorations for a spooky gingerbread house. Candy corn takes the place of gumdrops as accent pieces on the house, gummy worms climb the walls, and royal icing ghosts peek out from every window. Between bobbing for apples and admiring one another’s costumes, Halloween guests will be delighted by a clever and creepy gingerbread house. Gingerbread houses also make great prizes for costume contests!
Any holiday that lends itself to elaborate decoration and large gatherings requires a lot of preparation. Going all out for a Halloween party means preparing plenty of food, buying and putting up decorations, and of course finding or making a clever costume. Anyone with children has that workload increased dramatically, since the kids need costumes for trick-or-treating, and need to be escorted around the neighborhood to collect their holiday loot. After all that work, few people have the time or energy to take on another complex project and build their own Halloween gingerbread house. Even many who might be willing to put in the work are concerned that their efforts won’t turn out quite the way they envision, and no one wants to display a drippy, tilting haunted house at their Halloween party – let alone give one away as a prize! For the many people who are hesitant to make their own gingerbread houses, there are beautiful, hand-decorated cookie houses available to order online.
Made with high-quality ingredients including real honey and decorated by a team of professionals, these gingerbread houses are fully assembled and ready to display and eat straight out of the box. The houses are shrink-wrapped for protection during shipping and are attached to a decorative base to make them easy to display. They are embellished with decorated cookies and a variety of Halloween candies, including mello cream pumpkins, jelly beans, and candy corn. Displaying a frighteningly cute Halloween gingerbread house is as easy as placing an order!