The Athens Gingerbread Guild


the Gingerbread Jr. Youth Decorating Party


The youth must be a single person 14 years old or younger. Online registration reserves a gingerbread house kit for the youth; a donation is suggested during online registration. Spaces are limited. Once capacity is reached, names will be added to a waitlist.

Check-In Process

Check-in will be on December 8, 2018 between 10-11 a.m. at 296 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. At check-in, the youth will receive a gingerbread house and decorating kit. An adult must stay with the youth throughout the event. Registered entrants must check in by 11 a.m. or their reserved kit may be given to someone on the waitlist.

For people on the waitlist, arrive between 11-11:15 to see if a space has opened up. The Guild cannot notify you ahead of time if a kit is available.

During check-in, the supervising adult will be asked for written permission to photograph or video record the youth, the adult, and the house decorating for promotional purposes. Adults do not have to agree to have likenesses used by the Guild to have the youth participate.


This event is intended for young people to be creative. An adult may supervise, but the intention is for the youth to do the decorating. Some candy and decorations are provided in the house kit, and entrants are welcome to bring their own candy and decorations.


After the party, the decorated houses will be displayed to the public until Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3 p.m. 

Post Display House Pickup

Entrants may pick up their houses no earlier than December 9, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. and complete their pick up by December 9 at 5 p.m. All houses not picked up by these allotted times will discarded or distributed at the discretion of the Guild.

Film Release Notification

The adult who registers the youth as an entrant recognizes that photography and video recording may be occurring throughout the event to be used as promotional material for the Guild and the Annual Gingerbread Competition. During check-in, the Guild will ask for written permission to photograph and use the images of the entrant, the adult, the house decorating, and those likenesses for promotional use. Participation is not dependent on agreement to have likenesses used by the Guild.

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