Last weekend we went to Roy's in Baltimore for their annual Gingerbread House build. At $25/person it wasn't cheap - but not having the mess in my kitchen, living room, bathrooms, etc...it was well worth the cost.
We packed the SUV with in-laws and headed out! With 6 adults and one kid, we were bound to make one heck of a gingerbread house! Roy's provided pre-built houses, all the candy and frosting you need, and a full lunch to keep the builders fueled. From 11a to 1:30p we built, ate, drank, and were merry.
Taking time to make the houses, especially with lots of family members, was a great way to get into the holiday spirit.