Monday, December 10, 2012

BJ's Wholesale Club Giveaway and Gingerbread House Review


Making an annual gingerbread house has become a tradition the last two years and it is really fun to see the differences in creativity from year to year as my kids get older. My daughter loves any type of art and edible art is no exception! We were very excited to get the opportunity to work with BJ's Wholesale Club to make a Lyndon Reede Gingerbread House this year!

The gingerbread house has everything you need to create your own edible masterpiece - no baking required! The kit included  gingerbread house walls and roof, tree cookies, pre-made icing white with tip, E-Z Build tray, pinwheel mints, jelly hearts, candy canes, and jelly beans. The set came in an adorable gingerbread shaped box that is so cute, I put it on display! 

My daughter had a great time creating her house. My husband helped with the assembly, which was a little challenging because the walls kept wanting to move while it was crying. The tray certainly made it easier than trying to construct without, but it still required a couple of sets of hands to keep it still while it was drying. Once dried, they stuck together very well and we had no problems with any of the pieces falling apart. In fact, we really had to pry it apart to eat it. There was plenty of icing and we ended up needing only about 1/2 of the bag so there is definitely enough to ice the roof completely if you would so choose. The different candies were fun and colorful and it was even more fun to dig through the cupboards to see what else we could use (though there was enough candy in the kit and this is not necessary).  She ended up adding coconut flakes to look like snow and some chocolate chips to the tree. After putting the house on display for a couple of days, we let ourselves indulge and it was really good! This is definitely a great kit and I would recommend trying it out.







About BJ's Wholesale Club: Headquartered in Westborough, MA, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (www.bjs.com), is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The Company currently operates over 190 Clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida. An annual "Inner Circle" membership costs only $50.  If you want to check it out before buying a membership, now is the perfect time! BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering a Free 60-Day Trial Membership to make holiday shopping easy, which can be activated until December 31.  The risk-free, trial membership includes full member benefits including savings and no surcharge. 

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I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.

33 comments:

Denise S. said...

Yes, I have done one before.

Nancy said...

I have decorated a small gingerbread house.

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Stephanie Larison said...

Yes, and it turned out nothing like the picture on the box lol.

peg42 said...

We make two each year. My kids love making them and we have special large clear bags that I use to keep each one in, to keep it fresh. We use one for a centerpiece for Christmas and the other we give to someone that we vote on. In the past, it's been relatives, neighbors and friends. Wouldn't be Christmas without our Gingerbread houses.
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clc408 said...

I haven't ever made one.

Jen F said...

We have and it was a lot of fun. Got another kit to do tonight!

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Athena said...

Yes only one time

Janet W. said...

Yes, a couple of times with my daughter. Haven't done one yet with my grandson!

DebbyM said...

Yes, not from a kit...and it wasn't too pretty...but it was fun...and yummy! =)

SueZH said...

Every year I make one!

skkorman said...

I have never decorated a gingerbread house before but it looks like fun!

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skkorman said...

I have never decorated a gingerbread house before but it looks like fun!

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Mommy Crafts said...

Yes! I have and we are going to make some this year with Grandma :)

dlhaley said...

No, I have not decorated a gingerbread house.

Sandra K321 said...

I haven't but the fifth grades at our school do and I have helped several times with the project.

eclairre said...

I haven't, I've used graham crackers before though.

Ellen C. said...

Yes I have. Thanks for the chance.

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Anonymous said...

Yes... And it was a lot of fun.

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Elena said...

I had never decorated a gingerbread house before. But I hope to start this tradition with my son when he gets older.
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crystalf said...

We have but it sure didn't look like one. lol Thank you!
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Christine Jessamine said...

i love to do gingerbread houses with my kids, we try to do them every year

Cinderella10383 said...

I have decorated a gingerbread house before, in elementary school we did them every year.

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MaryR said...

Yes I've decorated small gingerbread houses.

cassandra m said...

one year i made one out of popsicle sticks but that is it

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

No, I haven't but I have decorated cakes

Anonymous said...

I never have but it sounds like fun

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Diane52 said...

I love to make them with my sons
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pauline15 said...

I make gingerbread houses with my kids every year!
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Lena said...

I made a gingerbread house once but it didn't turn out well :(

Susan Smoaks said...

yes i have before and it was fun
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michedt said...

Several times. One of my early childhood memories is my grandmother sending us one each year. We LOVED that.

rjcqh said...

No I haven't

Anonymous said...

We usually decorate one every year.
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