Saturday, December 7, 2013

Habitat Toronto's Annual Gingerbread Build



Family fun during the holiday season often means rolling up your sleeves and getting you fingers all sticky as you decorate the much-anticipated gingerbread house. It is twice the fun when you join in Habitat Toronto's Annual Gingerbread Build. The best part is knowing that 100% of the proceeds will help build more Habitat homes in Toronto. With Bounty as one of the title sponsors, though, you need not worry about the mess. There is plenty of paper towel on hand! As a P&G Mom, I was invited to bring my family and experience the party first hand. And I'm so glad we went!

 

With each $50 purchase, your family receives an all-natural gingerbread house and a large bag full of yummy treats and plenty of icing to decorate it with. But in case you do run out, they have a table set up where you can buy more candy for $2 a bag. There are also a couple of tables where you can buy cold or hot drinks as well.


Each family also receives a ticket which gives you a chance to win some pretty amazing door prizes including the newest version of the Cascades cardboard playhouse, one of which was set up for the little ones to play with, and lots of toys including one on my daughter's wish list: Equestria Girls. 


The Habitat Gingerbread Build party is such a nice way to spend time with the family. Not only does Santa stop by for photos and to pick door prize winners, but there are additional activities to keep the little ones busy. They can draw their ideal home on a large mural or build one at the KRE-O table which has been supplied by Hasbro.


There are also plenty of larger-than-life inflatable holiday characters that fill the room with the holiday spirit.


But nothing could prepare me for the stunning-beyond-words gingerbread house that was up for silent auction. Isn't it simply amazing?


If you are interested in participating this year, here are the details:


Where:  Saturday December 7th or Sunday, December 8th starting at 10:30 a.m. 

Why: 100% of proceeds will help build more Habitat homes in Toronto!

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    1. I was pretty impressed with how creative each of the houses were!

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    1. We got a lot of great ideas for next time, too! So many talented families!

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  3. What fun ! Gingerbread building is a must for the Christmas holidays! So so fun

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    1. I agree. I never did this as a kid so it's great to get right in there with the kids and have some fun myself.

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  4. Awww! Great photos! :) This is such a unique idea for an event - I love it! Very hands on, and fun.. YOu did an amazing job on the house, btw!

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    1. Thanks! I really like that it is in support of a great charity, too!

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  5. That is one thing I do look forward to every year with the kids is doing a gingerbread house, which we are doing next weekend. That last one is amazing, certainly doesn't have the typical gingerbread house look. . quite the talent!

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  6. The house that was up for the auction is amazing! Your house looks good to! Great cause and looks like a fun event for the family! (Judy Cowan)

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  7. This looks like such a fun event for such a great cause!

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  8. crazy talented, my icing falls off my gingerbread house. looked like a successful event. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  9. Your house looks so great! What a neat initiative to take part in with your family :)

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  10. Nice! My daughter love making gingerbread houses! Maybe she just loves the candy. :-)

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  11. I would love to be there and participate; looks like lots of fun and a great family outing

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  12. What a fun and creative outing
    (Debbie W)

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  13. My son would have loved to have done this. I hope they do it again next year. Awesome charity!

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  14. this looks like a great event, I have a hard time even keeping my walls up, everyone would get a chuckle out of my house

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  15. This event looks like it was a lot of fun!

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