Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gingerbread Haven

Hello everyone! Today, I wanted to share some pics of an event I attended last week to raise money for a special program here in my town, and all the participants made gingerbread houses. I think this would be a great idea for any store owner or business to raise money for a charity or even the business itself, so I really wanted to show you in case you needed an idea.  By the way, the money raised from ticket sales, raffle tickets, and sales went to our local single mothers with children shelter called Fair Havens. They house, educate, and counsel women for a time, and help them gain employment and their own housing. It's a wonderful program, and I am so glad to have been a part of the event. 
There was a huge rectangle of tables in the center of the room where helper bees kept hundreds of yummy items filled to the brim.
We had several plastic cups to scoop up whatever we wanted. They had everything you could imagine would go on a gingerbread house...I mean everything. I've never seen anything like this!!!
 
 
 
Lots and lots of sprinkles!!!
 
This was the table I was at, and the elf in the upper corner was our personal delivery man. He got us anything we needed.
We had about an hour and a half to create. It was hard choosing what I wanted to put on my house, but I went with candy I knew my kids would like, since this was my first time creating one. My mind was on overdrive thinking about what I would create next year though.
There were so many gorgeous creations. I was blown away by some! The ladies that had been in previous years (This is an annual event.) really knew what they were doing.
My house only lasted a few days after the kids got a hold of it. I even ate a piece of the roof...yummy!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon! 

23 comments:

  1. No freaking way....that is the coolest thing I've seen. I love fundraisers and I love supporting our local women's shelter, but what a GREAT way to make it fun!!! Other than a general store, I've never seen so much fabulous candy in one place. So so so cool and thank you for sharing that great idea. Love that the houses were already assembled. I think that would be the hardest part. Your home looked scrumptious and wonderful before the "demolition."
    Hugs to you, chica!

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  2. What a great idea and love that it was for such a good cause.

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  3. Oh my sweetness! This is a great fund raising idea! Kudos to those organizing and putting on the event.

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  4. What a fantastic event for charity and how fun to do a gingerbread house. I really, really love the roof on yours and the little 'plants/bushes' around the house, they look amazing! Anne xx

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  5. Oh dear this event looks like a lot of fun. And at the same time raising money for charity. It cant get much better. And your house turned out just awesome.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  6. That looks so much fun. We make a gingerbread house on Advent Sunday each year, but I'm so envious of all those buckets of different candy!! Your house looks great - like Anne, I love the greenery... and I can imagine it didn't take long to disappear.
    Alison xx

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  7. YUM! Do go ever year - I know I would go every year and now that you know what is going on you can plan and scheme what you want to do!!! Not that your house is wonderful but I do think it would be fun to go loaded for bear! I know that I would dearly love to do this!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  8. This looks like so much fun Anita and for such a good cause. Did you pay to attend, is that how most of the money is raised? How cool!!!

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  9. What an amazing event! Looks like fun and delicious at the same time. Your little house is so sweet (pun intended).

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  10. What a wonderful thing to be a part of Anita! Now your Gingerbread House is absolutely sweet and good thing you took a picture before the kids got at it! Lovely!

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  11. Looks like it was major fun !!

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  12. what a yummy yummy idea!!!! and such a great cause.. would love more details!!

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  13. What a fabulous post Anita and so special from a charity point of view and a social 'crafting' event. It sounds as though you had a lot of fun creating your house, which looks fabulous, and the family had a lot of fun eating it.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  14. Yum! Sooo wonderfully creative!

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  15. Oh my gosh Anita, I`ve never seen anything like that before! I think I gained 10lbs just reading this post! HAHA!! Looks like a great place to shop for goodies and the gingerbread house looks super yummy. hugs :)

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  16. Looks like so much fun and what a worthy cause! Your gingerbread house looks yummy!

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  17. What a lovely idea! Must have been a fun day for you all! xx

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  18. How much fun!! What a great idea and for such a great cause!! Your house looked yummy as I am sure it was!! ")

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  19. What a superb idea and fun way of raising for charity!! Hats off to whoever came up with scheme and it looks super well organised with mind-boggling choice of ingredients! I could do with one of those helper elves! Love your house!! Nicola x

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  20. Thats an awesome idea!!! What a fun way to raise money for a great cause!!

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  21. Hi Anita. It's been a while since I've been hanging around my old blogging haunts so it nice to see you are still going strong. I love this idea for a fundraiser. I'll have to share it with my Aussie friends. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  22. That looks like SO much fun! I haven't worked on a gingerbread house since my girls were little. Blessings!

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