This gingerbread house date night is the perfect way to create sweet memories with your partner.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, it can be easy to get caught up in to-dos and forget that it’s the simple activities that often bring the most joy.
One such activity that my husband and I enjoy doing together every year is making a gingerbread house.
If you’re looking for a festive date night idea to do this holiday season – this gingerbread house date is a must!
Get ready to laugh, connect, and enjoy an evening full of sweetness and creativity.
Gingerbread House Date Night
In this guide, we will be sharing everything you need to make your gingerbread house date night a sweet success.
From essential supplies to the ideal location, gingerbread house decorations, examples, and more, we’ve got you covered.
What Do You Need For A Gingerbread House Date Night
One of our favorite things about this holiday date night idea is that you can make it as complex or simple as you like.
Here are 3 great options for your Gingerbread house:
#1 – Opt for convenience by using ready-made gingerbread house kits available at Target, Costco, Walmart, or even delivered to your door from Amazon. I would recommend picking up one of these premade kits in person – the houses are fragile and they can break when they get shipped.
Our go-to choice is the preassembled gingerbread house kit because let’s face it – during the holidays there are so many other things to keep track of that I say the easier the better.
So for us, the gingerbread house kits ensure a stress-free and enjoyable decorating experience.
#2 – If you’d prefer to build your gingerbread house, this gingerbread house kit comes with all the pieces you’ll need to assemble the house.
From experience, we’ve learned that if you choose to assemble your gingerbread house, you will need extra time for everything to dry before you can start decorating.
#3 – If you’re feeling adventurous and want to DIY your gingerbread house masterpiece from scratch…go for it!
DIY Gingerbread House Date Night
A fun and festive option for this date night is to do it all from scratch. You can even spread this activity out over a couple of days if you’d like.
If you’re interested in making gingerbread for your house, I highly recommend searching on Pinterest.
You will find several great gingerbread recipes that will work perfectly for this!
When you make your gingerbread, you can use these cute gingerbread house cookie cutters to cut all the necessary shapes for your house.
After baking the gingerbread you’ll need to allow time for it to cool before you can assemble your house.
Once you’ve assembled your house, then it’s time to decorate!
Gingerbread House Date Night Decorations
My favorite part of this gingerbread house date night is the fun decorating that comes along with it!
We love to create a cute candy buffet to use for this date night.
Tip: Purchase extra icing like this white frosting. We always seem to run out of the frosting that comes with the kits by the time we need to decorate. Having extra icing on hand helps to ensure you will have plenty for all of your decorations.
These are our favorite gingerbread house decorations to use:
- Red Hots
- Mike and Ikes
- Hot Tamales
- Hershey Bars
- Frosted Shredded Wheat
- Shredded Coconut
- Holiday Sprinkles
Choose a Location
Location is key for this date night, so opt for a well-lit space that’s easy to clean in case of any candy and frosting spills.
We like to transform our kitchen table into a cozy and romantic spot by adding Christmas music and little tea-light candles.
Gingerbread House Examples
Decide whether you want to build your gingerbread house together or work individually. Both ways are fun, it comes down to personal preference and what you two will enjoy doing the most.
Here are some gingerbread house examples to help spark some inspiration for your gingerbread house creations.
Take Lots Of Pictures
After you’ve created your gingerbread houses, be sure to take lots of pictures.
We love looking back at all of the gingerbread houses we’ve made over the years.
Plus, if you decide to do this date night activity again, you can look back at your past creations and they often serve as inspiration for future gingerbread house date nights.
Gingerbread Date Night Conversation Starters
No date night is complete without engaging conversations. Add to the festive atmosphere with these Christmas would you rather questions – they are perfect for this holiday date night!
Best Gingerbread House Date Night Ideas
A gingerbread date night is more than just a festive activity. It’s a fun escape from the holiday rush that gives you time to connect, laugh, and create memories with your partner.
Whether you opt to use a pre-made kit or DIY a gingerbread house from scratch, either way, it’s sure to be a memorable date night.
We hope that these gingerbread house date night ideas inspire you and that it becomes a tradition you look forward to year after year.
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