Spring is in the air! I love shaking off the winter chill and getting into the happy spring vibe! It means glorious spring pastels, lots of gingham, and the cutest baby bunnies and chicks. What better way is there to kick it off than decorating spring gingerbread houses? This is a really fun spin on the holiday gingerbread house decorating theme! 

You may remember my Haunted House Decorating Party back at Halloween. It was so fun, I thought we should revisit it for Spring. There are so many fun ways to use these little gingerbread houses. You could even decorate them as mini edible fairy houses! Read on for all the details on how I set it up for my daughter and her friends!

Spring Gingerbread House Decorating Party Setup. Get more details at fernandmaple.com!

 

All About The Gingham

I love a high impact, easy backdrop. This one is also super affordable, as this yellow gingham paper tablecloth was only $5! It is very light, so I was able to hang it horizontally across the wall using removable glue dots.

Tip: To get additional height, cut of a portion from each side of the tablecloth and attach to the bottom of the tablecloth.

Spring Dessert Table with yellow gingham backdrop and felt floral wreath - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

In the center of the gingham backdrop, I hung a simple felt flower wreath. This floral wreath can also be created using a selection of felt or faux florals and a simple gold hoop.

Felt floral wreath on yellow gingham backdrop - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

The gingham also makes a gorgeous photo backdrop too – check out two of my little hopping bunny rabbits!

DIY Spring backdrop using yellow gingham tablecloth and felt floral wreath - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

 

Dessert & Sprinkles Table

On the dessert table in front of the backdrop, I used a contrasting gingham: a blue & green table cover that I folded to create a runner.

Spring dessert table using yellow and green gingham tablecloths - get more Spring party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

To further emphasize the Spring scene, I added a sprinkling of felt flowers that I removed from a Floral Banner.

Felt floral decor on green gingham backdrop - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

In the center of the table, I used white buffet risers to elevate some of my spring-colored cake stands. Having desserts displayed at different heights really captures the eye! I kept desserts simple by displaying store bought cupcakes and decorating them with sprinkles and candy bunnies to tie them into the décor.

Spring desserts on a variety of pastel stands - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Pastel pink Easter cupcakes on a pale blue stand - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Then, I added additional decorating supplies to the dessert table: glass candy jars filled with Sweet Tooth Fairy Spring sprinkle mixes.

Jar of Spring sprinkles for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Jar of Spring sprinkles for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

I used yellow cupcake stands to display the sweetest edible mini chicks & bunnies and larger bunnies. The kids favorite? The little chicks!

Spring candies for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Spring candies for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

 

Spring Farm House Decorating Table

Next, it was on to the most important part of this decorating party – the decorating table! This is where the magic happens! The centerpiece of this table was a selection of larger candies for decorating, all placed in the cutest yellow flower candy bowls, and a few tubes of pink & green decorating icing.

Table Setting for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

I love using pastel M&M’s and Starburst minis, among others. The girls used these to decorate their own houses (and snack on as they went, of course!).

Candies in pastel yellow flower bowls for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Yellow flower bowl full of Spring candy for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

At each side end of the table, I added more edible grass in white berry baskets. Beware of grazing bunnies!

Edible grass in berry baskets for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Edible grass for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Edible grass for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

 

Floral Place Settings

The place settings for this table served double duty as a place to eat lunch, and a place to decorate the spring houses. I placed blue felt floral placemats at each seat, and then layered them with yellow gingham dinner plates and a pretty floral plate.

Pastel place settings for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Next to the plates, I placed a sweet floral napkin and yellow cutlery.

Pastel place settings for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Next to each plate, I added the cutest bunny ears for each child to wear while decorating. I may or may not have also worn a pair myself…LOL!

Pastel place settings for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Felt floral bunny headbands for a Spring/Easter Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

When it was time to decorate, I gave each guest a small gingerbread house, placing it on top of edible grass. I had bought extra gingerbread houses during the holidays so that we could use them during the year for other occasions, such as Spring! Alternatively, you can find kits and sets from M&Ms or Wilton and others on Amazon.

Or, consider asking a local baker or cookie maker create some for you. Here in Portland, I used Trophy Baking to make my Halloween Gingerbread Houses! 

Pastel place settings for a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

 

Decorating the Houses

Then, it was time to decorate! It was so fun to watch the girls as they concentrated on their sweet Spring works of art. They had a blast personalizing their own houses, and making homes for little chicks and bunnies.

Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

The finished houses were so sweet! The sprinkles also made great lawns and fields.

Decorated Spring Gingerbread house from a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Decorated Gingerbread House from a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Decorated house from a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

Decorated house from a Spring Gingerbread House decorating party - get more Spring Party inspiration now at fernandmaple.com!

 

Fun Blindfold Challenge

Things don’t always have to be perfect! Have a little fun with this activity, and let kids go a little crazy. We had a blindfold decoration challenge, which was so funny! Not quite so pretty –  but lots of laughter!

Blindfolded Spring House Decorating activity for a Spring Gingerbread House Decorating Party - get more Spring party inspiration now at Fernandmaple.com!

For more kid’s Easter party ideas and inspiration, check out my recent post with 25 Easter Party Ideas for Adults & Kids.

Happy Decorating!

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