Gingerbread Cuteness; Celebrating our Local Winner

I’d like to frost my hair. Not in the 80’s “cool-hip-extra-frosted-spiky-tips” way, but with actual frosting. That way I could nibble on my hair whenever I got peckish. And, if given the choice, I definitely would live in a gingerbread house, like the witch in Hansel and Gretel. But I wouldn’t be a witch; I’d simply eat candy all day long. And lots, and lots of frosting.

Today, in the spirit of all things frosting and candy, I give you the winner of the local division of our Gingerbread for Peace.

Yay! Hurrah! Clap, clap, clap!

P.S. You can still enter the contest (the remaining prize packages exceed $500 value) and look at the gallery of entries (cute, cute, cuteness). Get your gingerbread on for peace!

“FEASTING AT THE GLOBAL BANQUET”

Winner of the “Best in Tulsa” Philbrook Prize Package
by Girl Scout Troop 94

Everything about this entry was spot on.

It emphasized harmony…

 

… and peace…

Wait, back up.

Was that chow mein with a pair of chop sticks?! Yes, yes it was.

In fact, this winner has tasty food from five different countries.

There were spaghetti and meatballs from Italy, tacos and hot sauce from Mexico, chow mein from China, croissants from France …

 … and hamburgers and fries from the USA (although I’m curious what the red ball on a toothpick and the yellow packet of red items are – any guesses?).

There were also an assortment of cute gifts and the flags of each country.

What I liked best of all, however, is that all this was housed in a humble shack. A tent. Which was a very important part of the message.

Here’s what the Girl Scouts have to say about their wonderful masterpiece:

We believe that sharing bread and breaking barriers is what going global is all about. In the humblest of abodes, in the remotest of regions, anywhere in the world people are always willing to share food with friends. Our global banquet table features cuisines of the world. In keeping with the spirit of the season it is surrounded with gifts of peace, harmony and unity.

Gingerbread for Peace, indeed! I’d like a spot at that banquet, please. Yummy Town.

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If you live near Tulsa, Oklahoma, you can visit this Gingerbread house at Philbrook Museum throughout the holiday season. And, if it hasn’t sold yet, you can even buy it to bring home and display!

For the rest of you, go enter a house!

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Comments

  1. Leslie Ryan says:

    I think the red ball on the toothpick is cherry soda and the red things in the yellow packet is a cherry pie…

    • Sasha Martin says:

      Hmm, interesting! The red ball sort of strikes me as a candy apple, but I’m not sure what the brown part is – that could definitely be soda…

      • aunty eileen says:

        Maybe hot-fudge sundie with a cherry on top (looks like marshmellow for ice cream). Hot-fudge sundies used to be a very popular American treat.. are they still popular with the young people of today I wonder?

      • Jessica Bennett says:

        I thought the brown was the cup and the red was the drink- cherry soda was a good guess.

  2. Jessica Bennett says:

    My guesses: the thing with a toothpick is a drink with a straw and the yellow with the red filling is a sandwich? I know, a bit of a stretch, but that’s all I could come up with. Can you ask the wonderful winners? It really is an amazingly creative and extremely well down house!

    • Sasha Martin says:

      Oh, of course the toothpick is a straw – why hadn’t I thought of that?! I’ll definitely have to have them come weigh in for us.

  3. Wow! What a wonderful entry! I absolutely love it. Really, really creative and well done.

  4. aunty eileen says:

    Very unique and colorful entry… Congratulations Girl Scout Troop 94 – Tulsa. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and can’t wait to see pictures of all the Gingerbread House entries.

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