This Christmas season I wanted to be really purposeful in finding ways to make the season memorable – without either spending a small fortune or increasing my already-sufficiently-high level of holiday-induced anxiety.
Sour Patch Kids.
Sprinkles of all kinds.
Peppermint and mini-marshmallows.
Christmas-colored M & Ms.
Pull-apart Twizzlers (that we pulled apart to separate the colors).
And little butter cookies to use as wreaths for our tiny graham cracker doors.
All held together with Royal Icing.
We’ve made graham cracker houses before but never used Royal Icing. It held up surprisingly well, especially once we got the hang of how much to use to keep the little houses firmly planted and supported.
The exception being one three year old who insisted on covering her roof with small sour people and sugar-covered trees despite numerous warnings to desist.
I’m pretty convinced that each is the cutest little gingerbread house there every was.