Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Haunted Gingerbread House

Everyone has probably seen a gingerbread house at Christmas, but have you seen one at Halloween? My kids love making the houses at Christmas, so we started making a haunted gingerbread house (many grocery or craft stores sell kits). The kids had a blast and they enjoyed decorating the house. Only about half of the candies ended up on the house during the making of it (it mysteriously disappeared when I wasn't looking), but at least the boys had fun!

I have not yet convinced myself to be ambitious enough to make my own gingerbread. If you are like me, you can often get a gingerbread kit at your grocery store, Michael's craft store, or other local craft/hobby stores. If you have a Michael's store near you, they usually have a 40% off coupon in the Sunday paper or you can get one via email if you sign up on their website. There are several options out this year and I have seem the haunted gingerbread kits at the grocery stores, as well as craft stores.

Wilton also has a stand up house cake pan, if you prefer to decorated a haunted cake instead of gingerbread.


  1. Great Idea we love making gingerbread houses at Christmas too. My mum is one of those people that makes her own gingerbread, I am not that crazy :).

    Visiting from October Blog Hop

  2. Thanks for stopping by! It's so much easier to buy the kits ;)


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