A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Exterior decorators

So in theme with out project based parties we hosted a build and decorate Gingerbread House Party.
We invited our friends and filled the table with all kinds of icing, candy, and sprinkles.

Little did I know the recommendation is to space the process of baking, building and decorating over three days. 

On top of that we were aiming for an ambitious castle design including round towers. 
Then there was the issue of the royal icing, the stuff just wasn't drying for me. 
So I started just decorating the gingerbread men and random pieces on the table. 
Eventually all I had was the tower, which we couldn't help but notice it looked like the torch on the Statue of Liberty. 
But it was a nice crowd and we had Christmas Crackers (that's where the paper hats came from). 


Hoku said...

ROFLMAO You two must be a blast to hang with! Your sense of humor averts a disaster, and I bet all had a great time!!!

Mele Kalikimaka a me hauoli makahiki hou!

Sue Wacvet said...

Well next year you'll be ready, and I'll expect to see some wicked-good gingerbread abodes!

Nikki said...

I love making gingerbread houses!! It looks like it was alot of fun! Hope you have a great holiday and a new year full of love and happiness!

redelf said...

That is great!!!

We have a Gingerbread walk here, everyone in town can enter and then they are displayed in the windows of all the shops uptown. Its really nice.

Batman meets Santa!!


katiiex575 said...

making gingerbread houses is sooo much fun! you guys looked like you had a blast. my friends and i mad some yesterday. but our gingerbread dough smelled so bad so we had to use ghram crackers. hahahaha.
merry christmas! (:

maven said...

You guys host the best looking parties ever! And, with your optimistic outlook, make the most of whatever happens!

Happy Holidays and New Year to you, Bethany and to all of your families!

Jodi said...

You get an A for effort. That table looked like fun...I probably would have been snacking instead of working. LOL!

Merry Christmas to you Jorge and to Beth & Nunu.

PS..Your parties seem like so much fun! I like how you get in the festive mood with each holiday!

Ty said...

That looks fun..and I SEE A WISCONSIN SHIRT....YAY!:)

Audra said...

oh i love those christmas crackers!

Julie said...

I used to love it when my mother in law would have gingerbread house decorating parties. She would make the houses up for us beforehand and we would just get to do teh fun part of decoration the house with/eat the candy. lol

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

I hope you, Beth & Nunu have a very merry Christmas! :)

Cat said...

Hmmmm...but you overcame and made a dslicious conquest?!

*Brianna*M* said...

Ha, that's awesome! I didn't get to make one this year :(. I wish you, Beth, and Nunu a great Christmas!!

Josephine Ocean said...

One more great party! ;) I wish I could be there... ;) Interesting, how is it to have Christmas on Hawaii... I am here in my cold country totally in snow! =/

Merry Christmas!!! ;)

Oli said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Jorge! xx

~Karen~ said...

I love that you make the time to celebrate events/occasions with your friends and family.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
I wish you and yours a magical holiday and continued success in the New Year.
Much love and appreciation,

New Yorker wannabes said...

Merry Christmas Jorge! Health and happy moments for you and the people you love :-)

Your Greek fan!

elainemarieg said...


Ack said...

This is the best idea ever!! Merry Christmas :D

Cheryl said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Jorge - thanks for entertaining us with your adventures!

Tasha Who? said...

Oh, what fun! I need some fun creative people to have parties like that! Happy Holidays, you guys!

Roberta said...

Merry merry Xmas, Jorge, I wish you all the best! =D

Please Type Legibly said...

I did a gingerbread house one year, and there really is an art to it....which I didn't entirely grasp....hahaha. Merry Christmas to you, Beth and Nunu. Enjoy the holidays.

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas Jorge! It looks the result was a fabulous time...and a great looking Statue of Liberty!

Bethany James Leigh Shady said...

too many rolos. ohhhh. too many m&ms.

i'm going to the dentist on monday.

thanks for all the christmas wishes, everyone!

and GO wisconsin, wichyobadseff.

Laura Caçoeiro said...

I also want all those sweets! In the evening I will eat my delicious "cake king"!

Feliz Natal!!

Kiss from Portugal

Bianca said...

Merry Christmas Jorge, Beth & Nunu!
Hope it is a wonderful day for you all! God Bless, -Bianca.

Lynn Faruque said...

You guys seem to be the coolest couple and pup to hang out with. That sounds like a lot of fun, actually.

So, have you run into our president elect?

Besos to you guys~~~

Capcom said...

Merry Christams to you and yours, Jorge!

Thanks for sharing your fun with us on your blog too. :-)

Lynn Faruque said...

Oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you Jorge, Beth and Nunu!!

I hope it's the best.

Anonymous said...

Hi and a very Merry Christmas to you Jorge, Beth and the head of the household NUNU. hehe
Love your blog and all the fun and crazy things you do. Beth must be the best sport ever to handle it all.
I hope you read all the comments about your post as this is the only way I can send you and yours my best wishes for Christmas and the new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In reading your blog this past year I feel you have become a friend even though we don't really know each other.
Here's hoping you will continue to share your day to day life off camera with all of your fans.
Mele Kalikimaka

Wiconsin Gardener said...

Sending snow covered hugs from Wisconsin!

Merry Christmas Jorge, Bethany and Nunu!

Poche' said...

Its officially Christmas now in the UK, so Merry Christmas Jorge, Beth, Nunu, and family. Have a lovely Christmas! I'm sure you're gonna have a blast, if today is like any of your other blogs:p x

ZealousCease said...

I, too, had a gingerbread house making contest at my Christmas party last week. But because I don't have the time nor the affinity for baking, we used graham crackers. It was a blast!

Der Merzmensch said...

Merry Christmas!
I can't wait to see you again in January :-)

P.S. Looking at the last image (Liberty statue pose), I cannot resist or help me against it, but I'm thinking about "Cloverfield" :-)

Sorry, but beware of monster :-)

whiterabbita said...

Merry Christmas from Italy! :D

Ty said...

To bad about the badgers in there bowl game...least the packers won this weekend! That was a pretty cold game!:)

James Hernandez said...


You look like the ghost of Christmas Present from a Christmas Carol in the bottom photo!

Hope you had a great holiday season!

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