I got a gingerbread house kit at Ikea. I was going to buy candy to go on it, but when I realized how expensive it would be to buy numerous bags of candy, I decided to get a little more creative. We had plenty of old Halloween candy, sprinkles, cereal, and marshmallows at our house already that I was more than happy to get rid of, so all I bought was a bag of candy canes. We were lucky enough to have Aunts Angie, Nat, and Erin, Uncle Danny, and Lucy to help us make it even more fun.
There were a lot of stolen candies, a few creative differences, four fallen snowmen, and one crime scene in the back, but eventually we all really came together as a team to create the Best Gingerbread House in the World!
It remained on our dining table as a constant temptation to Gus.
Eventually, we just let him have it.