My kids always look forward to decorating gingerbread houses. Henry and Molly went to the store to pick out candies to use. Our store has a nice bulk candy section so they picked out gummy worms and bears, gobstoppers, red vines and all sorts of other candies. A little of each goes a long way.
I made some gingerbread and then cut out the house shapes. We invited some friends over to build with us and they brought supplies to make Candy Trains. We hadn't ever done candy trains before.
Now we eat it! Not that a lot of candy wasn't consumed already while we worked.
A fun evening with sugar and friends! Great way to spend a Monday evening.