Day #3: north pole cupcakes and candy cane cocoa. Finish up your gingerbread house decorating party with a Christmas movie or some neighborhood caroling. And to keep your guests warm (and away from their candy houses) serve up some candy cane hot chocolate and a North Pole cupcake.

North Pole Cupcakes: If guests get a sweet treat at the party they might be able to resist eating their gingerbread house. Make simple cupcakes with vanilla frosting and top with white sprinkles for snow and edible glitter to make it glisten (it looks so cute in person). To make the North Pole, break the cane off of a regular sized candy cane. “Glue” a red Gobstopper to the top of the candy cane with leftover frosting. Cut out a North Pole sign and stick it to the candy cane with double sided tape. Then stick it into your cupcake. We bought the silver cupcake wrappers at Michael’s Craft, but they are available at most grocery stores as well.

Candy Cane Cocoa: To make candy cane hot chocolate just add some crushed candy canes and marshmallows to a cup of hot cocoa. This adorable mug is from Anthropologie.

Click to download.

Photos and graphics by Sara Westbrook.


  1. I am so doing this! Thanks for the PDF.

    Julie    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  2. Thank you for such a wonderful party idea! I can’t wait to use these ideas for my son’s pre-school Christmas party. You are so generous to share all of this, not to mention the most beautiful blog out there.

    Jan    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  3. This is great! I featured you today on Today’s Top 20!! I’d love if you stopped by!


    Amanda    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  4. that is so cute! and i am very hungry!

    meg duerksen    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  5. That cupcake is darling! Wonderful idea!

    Kaitlin    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  6. Cute ideas!

    Maria    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  7. That is great. I have never made a gingerbread house before. It looks great.

    Joy    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  8. These are too cute! I am loving this party so much – the gingerbread houses are gorgeous too!

    domestikate    Thursday, December 2, 2010
  9. You are the cutest thing ever! I did the Art Party for my daughter and it turned out so cute! i am now planning a church party for 300 and am so excited about these cupcakes. Thanks for all the darling ideas and downloads. You make things so easy for this girls life!

    Cara    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  10. What a great idea..thanks for sharing the file!

    staci    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  11. That mug is perfect. You have no idea how much I’m enjoying your blog. I want to have you over for hot chocolate and pick your brain.

    Damaris @Kitchen Corners    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  12. That mug is absolute perfection. Can I ask where you got it?

    Ashley    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  13. Hi Ashley–I think there is a link in the post, but it is from Anthropologie.

    Brittany    Thursday, December 9, 2010
  14. I LOVED this idea and decided to share it on my post. I hope that’s okay! You can see it here:

    Housewife on Fire    Friday, December 10, 2010

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