Day #1: invitations. Making gingerbread houses can be a new tradition at your house starting this year. Throw a little decorating party with our easy invites and ideas.

Invitation How-To: Download both sides of this invitation. Using cardstock, print one side of the invite then turn the paper over, put it back into the printer and print the other side. Using the front of the invitation as your guide, cut invitations out along the roof line. You can mail these cute houses as they are in a 5″ x 7″ envelope. Or if you are hand delivering, you can embellish and decorate them with real candy. We used: a round peppermint candy on the roof, mini red M&M’s on the windows and door handle, blue snowflake sprinkles for flowers (from Walmart) on the railing, two mini candy canes for the door (one full candy cane glued to a broken piece with the seam covered by a mini M&M), and some mini white marshmallows in the bottom of the bag for snow. These envelopes can be bought at

gingerbread invitation front
Click on an image to download.
gingerbread invitation back

Photos and invite design by Sara Westbrook.


  1. Absolutely adorable!

    Do from Piggy Bank Parties    Monday, November 29, 2010
  2. So Cute! Ah man I wish I had daughters.

    Julie    Monday, November 29, 2010
  3. YAY!!! I’m so excited you’re doing this theme! I was planning on having a gingerbread decorating party myself. Can’t wait for more!

    Kate    Monday, November 29, 2010
  4. ok these are too cute! I love the addition of the candy and marshmallows. Thanks for sharing!

    Bronwyn    Monday, November 29, 2010
  5. Your decorated invite is fantastic!

    Rebecca    Monday, November 29, 2010
  6. I am doing a huge gingerbread post.. may I add this website to my post.. My son is so big on this… he is 5. I am going to do it for kids.. not adults.. and I may have to ask each family for 7.00 dollars what do you think?

    lisa    Monday, November 29, 2010
  7. Cute invite with the marshmallows and candy cane!

    Cindy    Monday, November 29, 2010
  8. LOVE IT! Amazing!

    Lisa Morris    Monday, November 29, 2010
  9. LOVE IT!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!! We do gingerbread house competitions with our friends every year and this is the perfect invite to set the mood and announce the date! Soo cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Joanna    Monday, November 29, 2010
  10. Darling!

    Bird    Monday, November 29, 2010
  11. As always, I’m wowed over here ;)

    susan    Monday, November 29, 2010
  12. That is adorable.

    Joy    Monday, November 29, 2010
  13. This is the cutest invitation I have ever seen! Love the gingerbread party theme, super fun!

    Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.    Monday, November 29, 2010
  14. LOVE it.
    we hot glued last year too….saved me!

    meg duerksen    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  15. I love this. I am really from Snowflake, AZ. I love just love that you put it on the invite.

    Katie    Monday, December 6, 2010
  16. I too am really from Snowflake. So fun to read your invite and see Snowflake AZ on there. Cute ideas!!

    Becca    Monday, December 27, 2010
  17. Just had to laugh at your sample invite. You did your research, Snowflake AZ is a REAL place. I lived there for several months as a child. And while it is in Northern AZ where is actually does snow (there is a ski resort less an an hour away) it was actually named after Mr. Snow and Mr. Flake! (When I lived there in the mid-eighties descendants of the Snow family stilled lived in town.) Anyway, what a charming blog! Thanks for all of the fun ideas :)

    Nicola Randolph    Wednesday, January 19, 2011
  18. Goodness it looks so professional!

    Party Trays    Tuesday, August 9, 2011
  19. Este convite é super criativo! Gostaria de saber o que é, e como se comemora esta festa gingerbread. Pelo menos aqui na minha cidade(Maceió-AL) nunca ouvi.obrigada!

    isabel tenorio    Sunday, March 18, 2012
  20. I LOVE this

    Cindy    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  21. Love your invitations. I host a gingerbread decorating party every year and I’m going print your template next year

    Jeannelle    Friday, January 11, 2013
  22. how do I download the template, I click as instruted but nothing happened.

    carole    Thursday, November 21, 2013

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