There’s no place like home. In the movie The Wizard of Oz a tornado comes and lifts Dorothy’s house and it lands on the Wicked Witch of the East. I thought it would be cool for the party guests to decorate and build houses made out of sugar cookies as they first arrived at the party.

It was a lot of fun decorating the houses but took a little longer than expected–so plan plenty of time for everyone to finish their creations. There are seven pieces to this cookie house: 2 long walls, 2 peaked walls, 2 roof pieces, and a door. There are also chimney pieces but I didn’t include those. You can find homemade gingerbread house patterns on the internet. I used an old family pattern. Royal icing works best as the glue and have several bags for the guests to share so there isn’t too much waiting. Set out plenty of candy in bowls too. I wrapped aluminum foil around cardboard circles for the finished houses to go on. And my crew assembled the houses after the frosting had a chance to set for a while and the girls were off doing another activity. Black and white legs made out of fondant were tucked underneath the house to make it look like it had fallen on the witch.

For more pics from this party, click on the Wizard of Oz Party tag below.


  1. This is such a good activity and edible to boot!

    JULIE    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  2. When I try gingerbread houses with kids I have switched to using graham crackers, with them already assembled for the younger ones. It keeps me sane and the kids still have a ton of fun.

    Rebeca    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  3. I love this theme SO much! I will be sure to revisit it in Dec for my daughter’s birthday celebrations… we watch WoO at least once a week :) I am thinking about decorating her room in it and we have the calendar… this month the winged monkeys :) MORE PLEASE!!

    Yvonne LeBrun    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  4. I absolutely love all your party ideas. I’m so glad Tatertots featured you today so I could discover you.

    Sandra    Thursday, July 22, 2010
  5. I love all your attention to detail. May I ask where did you purchase those lovely baskets? Thank you

    michelle    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  6. michelle–The baskets are just from Wal-Mart. $3 each, I think.

    Brittany    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  7. where did you get that gorgeous red cake stand?

    Emilee    Monday, May 23, 2011
  8. hi jamie these designs are very beautiful and nice you never had seen something like this before it proubly was done by creavity peolpe like her.she is proubly 11 -13 yrs of age. what nice pictures

    Jamie    Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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