Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 Gingerbread House Throwdown

Our tradition continues!  This year we had everyone together, the gingerbread houses were purchased a month ago so no worries on a shortage, and we were ready to throwdown.  Once again, it was Team Awesome (Allie and I) versus Team Hug it Out, Bitch (Sam and Jeff).

I came into this with an idea for the roof, which came out exactly how I imagined it. However, after that?  No real plans...oops.  Still, it was our totally non-biased opinion that we won the throwdown, based on our house not being gross.  See for yourself, and let me know who you would have declared as the winner in the comments.

We can't let the extra icing go to waste. 
First attempt at getting a picture - Jeff cut me out, and also please note Sam photobombing in the background.  Never change family...never change. 
OK, this is better - Allie and I, with our house (aka the winner). 
 Their theme.  Seriously, I do not know what goes on in their minds to come up with this!
 Full of zits, and for some reason it's barfing...probably as a result of underage drinking.
 Bacne.  The grossness continues.
Our house - it's really not frowning, but that's how the door outline turned out.  Allie made a person out of a gumdrop tree, but it turned a little bloody when it fell into the icing and the red belt got smeared.
 LOOK AT OUR THATCHED ROOF!!  Very proud of this.
 Back - I was going for a Nordic flower here. 
Side-by-side gingerbread houses!  And because my uncle isn't here, they are still in one piece.  Maybe we'll let Paco have a go at one today.

Have a great weekend!

17 comments:

  1. Very fun! We used to do gingerbread houses with the boys and it was such a beloved tradition. Until they became teens. Maybe we should have done a puberty house....lol! We did a thatched roof one year too with frosted mini wheats. so cute!

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  2. The captions under the Puberty House pics are killing me. Their house is pretty gross, but is not being gross the only measure of a win?

    Love the thatched roof idea! I think we always used Necco wafers to make a tiled roof (which is pretty much the only reason to buy those chalky things IMO).

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    1. Ooh, Necco wafers would make a pretty roof! Hmmm, maybe next year...

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  3. Haha, I would a agree your house won hands down!

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  4. I liked your house best you and Allie win!

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  5. So fun to see the fun you all have together! Yes, the girls won, definitely!

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  6. Team Awesome...the gingerbread house I'd want in my gingerbread neighborhood! Team Hug It Out...that's why deed restrictions were invented.

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  7. I've been waiting for this post. What a fun family!

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  8. Aww, what fun! You and Allie totally won! Your roof is awesome! And their house... is... creative. Ha ha ha.

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  9. We wanted to do a ginger bread house this year and never got to do it because life got in the way! Maybe next year...and maybe I’ll have to throw down a Challenge to my boyfriend!!!

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  10. I look forward to the gingerbread house throwdown every year, Shelley - thanks for sharing them. The thatched roof is BRILLIANT! And the Puberty House...really? Made me laugh! Happy New Year to you and the fam.

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  11. Love this every year. So happy you were able to spend the holidays with your complete family.

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  12. I too look for this post each year. I might get hit by gumdrops and M & M's, but I'm proposing the teams get mixed up a little next year. I think maybe Jeff and Sam need a bit of monitoring, haha. But seems they may need some girl guidance? And yes, I am probably just suggesting this bc I am so afraid to see what next year brings us. But, mixing it up was worth suggesting. Ha. Team Awe Bitch, vs Team Hug it out, Some, for 2018. (I don't know, now I'm nervous that Jeff & Sam would potentially have 2 "creative" houses then.) Ok, scratch that! Carry on! Chrissy

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    1. I do like your team name mash ups...but hmmm, we'll all have to ponder mixing it up. We might end up with two houses that can't be shown to blogland, LOL!!

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