Gingerbread house decorating parties are full of sugar, spice, and everything nice! If you’re looking to start a new tradition this holiday season (and gather some expert decorating ideas), we’ve got you covered. 

We’re sharing our sweetest Christmas party tips and must-have gingerbread Christmas decorations. So run, run, run (as fast as you can) to learn how to host the best gingerbread party south of the North Pole! 

Gingerbread house decorating party ideas.

Gingerbread house Christmas decorations.

Just like there are endless ways to decorate a gingerbread house, there are endless ways to decorate a gingerbread house inspired party. Go all out with a gumdrop-inspired balloon arch, or keep things simple with a gingerbread garland or two. As long as the atmosphere is merry and bright, your party guests will feel the same. 

Gingerbread Christmas tree decorations.

Gingerbread man Christmas tree decor.

To really sugarcoat things, bring the gingerbread decor to the Christmas tree. Simply sprinkle a few gingerbread sprays and bustle some frosted ribbon and your tree will look sweet enough to eat!

Gingerbread house decorating party table decorations.

Plan your decorative efforts around where the festivities will take place–the dining table! To start, we suggest lining the work area with a paper table runner. Not only will this elevate the space, but makes cleanup a breeze. (And it’ll save your nice tabletop from any mishaps with the royal icing!) 

Gingerbread house decorating party table decoration ideas.

We layered our runner with a few decorative accents like this light-up gingerbread house and coordinating florals. Then, we ensured each place was primed with the necessary supplies to get the building party started. 

And by “building” we mean “assembling” from pre-made molds. That being said, if you aren’t gifted in the gingerbread construction department, there’s no harm in working with pre-assembled gingerbread house kits. (Even graham cracker cottages can be Architectural Digest-worthy!) All that really matters are the embellishments, and like any home, that it is filled with love.

Gingerbread house party decoration ideas.

Gingerbread house decorating ideas and supplies.

These DIY gingerbread house food cups are perfect for holding all of your exterior design supplies– AKA: candy canes, gumdrops, and licorice twists. We also recommend picking up a jar of mini gingerbread cookies. (Every gingerbread house needs a few tiny residents, right?)

After you fill your food cups with decorating supplies, be sure to disperse them across the entirety of the table. This way, everything is within easy reach for each guest. 

Gingerbread-themed Christmas party supplies.

Though there will be plenty of gingerbread cookies and candy for your guests to nibble on, it’s a good idea to have a little more on the menu. That’s why we recommend having some cute paper partyware on standby, even if you don’t plan on making place settings. 

We love this gingerbread plate and gingerbread man napkin duo. With their simplistic design and whimsical frosting details, they pair wonderfully with a variety of Christmas color palettes. We decided to play up the red in the gingerbread cocoa cups and used striped napkins and coordinating cutlery

Gingerbread-themed Christmas party supplies.

The one rule of gingerbread house parties is that there are no rules, so feel free to mix and match as you’d like. You can gather all the basics with our gingerbread-themed party kit and add on whatever jingles your bell.

Gingerbread house party ideas and gingerbread-themed Christmas decorations.

We hope we’ve inspired you to host your own gingerbread party this holiday season–And don’t forget to sweeten the deal with a few festive treats! For more Christmas party ideas, check out the rest of our holiday themes here. From our fête to yours, Happy Holidays! 

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