When most people think about gingerbread houses, they think of the winter holiday season. But, during the month of October, many individuals like to create spooky haunted gingerbread houses with candy ghosts, frosted tomb-stones and miniature pumpkin molds to get in the Halloween spirit.
Halloween gingerbread houses are not just a fun activity to do with children, but make an excellent decoration centerpiece for any home.When thinking about creating a Halloween gingerbread house, you can choose to make the house from a kit or from scratch. Below, we have compiled the Halloween gingerbread house kits and decoration ideas to help inspire you.
Wilton Halloween Gingerbread Cookie House Kit
While there are not many Halloween kits available online, Wilton offers a very simple Halloween gingerbread house kit perfect for all ages. Wilton is the standard, when it comes to all gingerbread house kits; and this one in particular does a great job of being very easy to build.
What comes with the Wilton Halloween kit?
The kit comes with chocolate cookie gingerbread walls, icing bags, purple and black icing, orange fondant and orange, black and purple mini candies and lastly, a bag of candy corns. While Wilton is known for high quality gingerbread houses, this kit has a tendency to arrive broken. Many of the individuals who ordered the kit complained about broken pieces, so be aware before purchasing. At the same time, this kit was ordered by hundreds of customers that have not left a negative review. Just know that there is a small chance that your kit can arrive broken.
Trader Joe’s Haunted Chocolate Cookie House for Halloween
For all the chocolate lovers out there, the Trader Joe’s haunted chocolate cookie house kit is a must have. It’s a pre-made kit that includes 7 chocolate pieces to construct your house. It also comes with black and orange icing, candy bones, bats, mini beads and jelly beans. This is a smaller kit, perfect for kids to make a decorate in about one hour. As with most gingerbread or in this case, cookie kits, the pieces may arrive broken. Some Amazon users stated that some pieces were cracked and crumbled, while others said the kit was the perfect Halloween activity. One last surprise was that many amazon reviews said that the cookies tasted good, which is rare for a pre-made kit. If you have little ones and you are looking for a fun Halloween project, this would be a great Halloween cookie house.
Wonka Haunted Cookie House
Wonka is known for its Christmas gingerbread house kits and it’s no surprise that their Halloween cookie house kit is great for getting the family into the Halloween spirit. This kit comes with “Link & Lock”, which connects the cookie pieces with ease. This is the feature that we love for little kids. No need to fuss with tons of icing. Just add a bit of icing and connect the pieces and they will hold in place. This Kit includes your standard Wonka candies such as Nerds, Sweetarts, Runts and bottle caps. This is a medium size cookie kit but takes less than an hour to assemble and decorate due to the “Link & Lock” functionality.
Haunted House Gingerbread Bake Set Kit
If you are looking to make your haunted gingerbread house kit from scratch, this bake set is for you. The baking kit comes with a series of molds and shapes to create your spooky house. The kit has received many positive reviews for its simplicity and low cost. Even though the kit is mainly used for Halloween gingerbread houses, Amazon reviewers have said that these molds can be used for any kind of gingerbread kit. This kit is great for anyone who wants to create personalized haunted house and that doesn’t mind spending a bit more time baking.
Scooby Doo Halloween Gingerbread House Kit
The Scooby Doo Halloween gingerbread house is another popular kit on Amazon. It features, the iconic Scooby Doo, mystery machine and the rest of the gang – Shaggy, Velma. Overall, this kit is easy to build and we would recommend it for all ages. The kit comes with pre-baked gingerbread pieces, pre-made icing, candy jewels, candy bats, candy corn, a gummy Scooby Doo and fun cardboard figures of the mystery machine and a some additional creepy characters: a vampire and a mummy.
Halloween Gingerbread Decoration Ideas
Need some spooky inspiration for your Halloween gingerbread house? Whether you want ghosts, goblins, skeletons, pumpkins or spider, these ideas are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit.
Chocolate Covered Haunted Gingerbread House
This haunted gingerbread house for Halloween is covered in chocolate frosting and accented with chocolate cookies. If you are looking for a sweet spooky treat this Halloween, this gingerbread house is perfect for you.
Small Halloween Gingerbread House with Spooky Tombstone
A small and crooked and gray gingerbread house with tombstone screams Halloween. With mini frosting based pumpkins, this house is perfect for any fall activity.
Orange and Black House with Spider Decoration
This small orange and black gingerbread house screams Halloween. Decorated with ghosts, spiders and a candy corn walkway, this mini gingerbread house is a perfect example of a festive decoration.