Every year (two years ago) my family holds a Ginger Bread House contest. It's full of creativity, smack talk, and competitive siblings. We really get into and it makes it all the more fun:)
The whole family gets together (even if some aren't competing) and we have dinner before the big contest.
You get to have two original ingrediants of your own. Whatever food/thing you can think of.
My mother picks one secret ingredient that we HAVE to use but we don't know what it is until the night of.
Lindsay & Ryan's:
Crackers & those sticks filled with cream
Secret ingredient: Fruit Roll UP
Ricky & Alyssa's: (so excited my brother's girlfriend got to join in for the first time. love her)
Pop-tart's & Trident Gum. Used the Fruit Roll Up as tiles.
Tommy & Kenny's:
Candy Lane Home:
Waffle Cones & crackers (I think)
Josh & Mine's:
Pretzel Sticks & Animal Crackers
We used the Fruit Roll Ups as the stands for the Crackers out front:
AND THE WINNER IS............
That's right! WE FINALLY WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was such a fun night! I love these traditions with my family. I have the best one you know, family I mean.