As some of you may know, I like to throw parties and host events. They are themed to match the season, filled with great people and over the top desserts! This year I thought a hands-on party would be a lot of fun. What better Holiday DIY project is there than building a Gingerbread house with a seemingly never-ending assortment of building materials?
I transformed my house into something that resembled a cross between a whimsical Winter Wonderland and the gingerbread house department of Santa’s Workshop.
Decorating a gingerbread house from scratch can be daunting, especially with a huge selection of decorations. Chocolate or Gum Drops? Hard Candy or Gummy’s? More sprinkles (ALWAYS!) or keep it minimal? To help keep the stress at a manageable level I used my FUJIFILM Instax miniLINK minifilm printer to create inspirational photos of beautifully decorated houses that were laid out among the decorating tables. Using the Instax Minilink App and printer you can print up to 100 photos off of your smart phone in seconds! With the minilink app I was able to make collages of house designs and customize the frames with 27 options. The pics were a big hit with the ladies at the party and definitely inspired some great work, they loved the fact it took 12 seconds for the pics to develop!
The gingerbread houses and “leftover” desserts are obvious take-away’s from my parties, but this time I wanted people to be able to also leave with a memory of the event. So, in addition to the Minilink printer, I loaded my FUJIFILM Instax SQUARE SQ6 instant square format camera with film and let it float around to capture fun moments in real-time. My guests were busy snapping pics of their completed houses, turning it round to use the mirror on the front to capture the ever-elusive perfect selfie or catch someone with that awkward focus face without them knowing until it was too late! We took these pictures and added them to mini-trees that were used as centerpieces of our tables, using one of the three strobe color filters that can be attached to the flash we added pops of color to our photos. It was so much fun to watch the trees fill up with memories throughout the party!
You know what they say, “If you didn’t take a picture, it didn’t happen.” With the new FUJIFILM Instax SQUARE SQ6 camera and miniLINK printer, don’t just take, give™!