The Gingerbread House Competition At The Purdue Memorial Union

The Annual Gingerbread House Competition At The Purdue Memorial Union

Each year the family heads down to the Purdue Memorial Union to see the gingerbread house competition. All of the dining halls compete for the best design. Each year it seems as if the bar is raised. Last year my favorite was the gingerbread version of Ross Ade Stadium. This year the edible Diagon Alley was my favorite. It was a close one though. All four were very good. The detail that they get out of these things using food is amazing.

Home Alone

This one had the most promise, but the walls kept me from really seeing inside of it. From what I could see it was a great re-creation of the original movie. I loved the addition of the tree house in the back. Once again the amount of work that goes into these is amazing.


This one was the hardest to make a decent photograph of. I didn’t want distractions in the background, and this was so big that you were bound to get a few. This one was another one that told a great story as you walked around it.

The Purdue House

I do not know the name of this one, but I loved the Purdue imagery in it. We kept calling it the Purdue house because that is what it was to us.

Diagon Alley

If you follow this blog then you are probably aware that we went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer at Universal Studios. My oldest loves the books, movies, and anything else to do with Harry Potter. This one was a slam dunk that it would be her favorite. The detail of the buildings with names and shop windows was amazing here. There definitely was a lot of work done here.

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