easy gingerbread house
I don't know about you, but all the moms (and dads) I've met get crazy creative when given some sugar sprinkles and candy to decorate a gingerbread house. Yes, it's meant to be a kids' activity, but somehow the kids end up being gently elbowed (is that a word?) and given something else to do while their parents focus on... well... this:
We had a cookie-decorating party at our place the other day, and I decided to make a gingerbread house for each family. I searched for some templates online, but couldn't find anything simple enough, so I made my own. Free to download/print here:
It makes small fun houses, and you can bake several for your guests. I don't guarantee a conversation before decorating has finished, though :)
Have fun and let your kids have some, too!