We had a housewarming party last weekend – nine months after we moved in. I made a gingerbread house.
The main structure is two of the IKEA gingerbread house kits, and I made more gingerbread for the verandah, pergola and paving around the pool. The pool water and pergola roof panels are hard lollies, which melt in the oven. The solar panels are Lindt chocolate and the deck is chocolate-covered liquorish.
It was a lot of fun, though by the end I was a little over it and more than ready to enjoy and share the demolishing and consuming.
The party was a huge success. Now, with the house thoroughly warmed, I feel we’ve truly settled in.