What Do Money, Fun, Candy and Charity Have in Common?

If you’ve read my blog at all in the last few months, you know I’ve been working hard to support a group of really deserving people.

I don’t pretend to think that this is the only charitable cause in the world, so when given a chance I try to help everywhere I can.

I was invited to attend Ivory Home’s kick off to their 3rd Annual Gingerbread Festival last night which supports the Utah Food Bank.  It was a Gingerbread house decorating contest for around 30 bloggers. I also got to preview some of the entries into the contest they’re having tomorrow.  (More info about the festival here.)

I had no idea this could be done with food. It is seriously amazing.  Look at these houses.

I felt very unprepared to decorate a gingerbread house after seeing these entries, especially since I hang out with mostly craft and DIY bloggers, I knew there was no way I could take home a prize.  But I went anyway because decorating a gingerbread house all by myself sounded fun.  (I tend to hoard projects I should be sharing with my kids, then I feel very guilty)

So here are the results of my hard work.  It took me about two hours to create. And yes, I did intend to get frosting all over my clothes.

I utilized a design element from the Days of 47 parade float I helped build this year.  My roof top used the same kind of pattern and I was really happy about the way it turned out.

I’m also proud to say that even though I didn’t win first, second or third place, I did get an honorable mention!  I’m pretty sure it was the cute roof design.

If you’re looking for a Christmasy way to spend the first day of December, the Festival is open TODAY from noon to 9 p.m. at the Garden Park Clubhouse in Daybreak.  Click here for the address and all the details.  There will be free family photos, and Santa will be there from 3-6 p.m. Gingerbread house making with all the supplies will also be there if you’d like to give it a shot.  It’s very fun!

The entrance fee is $1 or a can of food (be generous if you can). All the proceeds will benefit the Utah Food Bank.



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  1. Darla Wardle says: