Something that I had always lamented in my childhood was that I never made a gingerbread house. That seems silly and I’m sure not all families make them, but I always thought that the idea of one was totally the coolest thing ever. When I was at the Williams-Sonoma outlet geting the Tajin/Tagine that I got my sis and bro in law, I came across a lovely $5.99 chocolate gingerbread Halloween mansion. This was a) automatically better because chocolate, b) a far cry from the almost $40 Christmas themed set, and c) matches my family tradition of watching The Addams Family (because it starts with carolers) for Christmas.
The kit came with everything you needed but we ended up adding a few Christmas touches.
Our finished product included gumdrops, M&Ms, peppermints, licorice, and sprinkles from our personal stash, as well as the provided bats, and mini gumballs. Yes, that IS a licorice smokestack in the back.