The kids were so excited to decorate the gingerbread house this year. I had held on to it for a couple of weeks and figured I had better do it before it is too late. The kids loved it. Except they got bored about half of the way through and guess who got to finish it. Yep-me! It was alot of fun. I think I had more fun than the kids. I have never used a gingerbread house kit before. I think next year I'll make one from scratch.