It's not too late to to create a gingerbread holiday treat and tradition! Here's a fun family activity. I found this fun activity browsing a writer friend's blog recipe found (here: Carole Marie's blog) She shares fun memorable family traditions. Her Christmas gingerbread family recipe is easy and quite delicious.
I am so glad I found her post early in the holiday season. We used it this year for our small town community group. We decided to host a family contest of decorating gingerbread cookies!
Not only was it so much fun to prepare, it was actually a hit and we want to do it again next year! Volunteers made two double batches of the recipe. This amount made 50 large gingerbread men.
Here we are after our town Christmas tree lighting passing out all 50! We sent them home in Christmas bags with a flier telling when and where they can return their contest entries if they don't eat them on the way home. This can be a contest in a classroom, a neighborhood, a troop or any group.
Check out our contest winners on the YDA's Facebook page. This year's community gingerbread contest with YDA is over but make sure to join us next year! Sponsored by Yamhill Downtown Association (YDA) and local businesses.
A big THANK YOU for the Yamhill businesses who donated for the fun Christmas spirit! : The Larson House Family Pizza, Scoggins Creek Coffee, Source Farms (turkey), Rough Cut Soaps, Table Top Coffee Roasters, Carlton Corners. And Madeline from Madeline's Library.