7 most common mistakes made building gingerbread houses for Christmas
Not choosing the right project manager
Letting the ’fun’ uncle or aunt manage the project can result in disaster. The last thing your construction project needs is an emotionally arrested adult with an abundant supply of sugar products, expected to direct other ’children’.
Not putting in load bearing walls.
All too often over enthusiastic project managers encourage overloading the roof. Cave in is inevitable. Either include a center load bearing wall or manage your workers.
Not buying enough candy
Plan for a ratio of one for you, two for me in regards to your candy and gingerbread people. Nothing worse then a sugar stoned child upset because ’someone’ ate all the candy and none is left to build with.
Not having a back up kit
Inevitably a wall will break or be eaten. Have at least one back up kit to scavenge parts from or to make a small mother-in-law shed.
Not planning for sugar crash
After the builders consume large amounts of construction material they eventually will crash hard. Have an mellow activity planned like a movie or story time or even better a transitional activity out of your home . For example a Christmas parade to the car.
Not have a backup design
In the event you fail to # 7and # 6 and your gingerbread house fails, have an alternative theme ready such a earthquake disaster or zombie apocalypse. Gingerbread people make excellent zombies.
Not closely monitoring the creation of gingerbread people
Not monitoring your builders all too often when creating ginger people children get carried away and acidently create quite inappropriate ginger people. Remember pick the right project manager.