This year it was our turn. My 4 were so enthusiastic about having all their cousins around, it made the stress of the preparation more bearable, and I have an exceptionally clean house for the holidays.
Because the night is about the children, there was one cake I just had to make - a gingerbread house.
Really the most difficult part is putting the house together and trying to make sure the walls stay standing long enough so that the icing hardens and holds the whole thing together.
I filled the house with chocolates and jellies, added Santa snowmen and reindeer and a few icicles. The adults loved it as much as the children.
After the children opened their presents, we put the house on a smaller table and some of the younger children sat around looking at it. I think they've been told to keep away from cakes so much that they were really slow to pick the sweets off of it - until they got started!! It was priceless to watch them.Pin It Now!