We've been having so much fun with our advent adventures the other night we had a family over when we decorated our gingerbread houses. Several years ago my friend told me about how she hot glues her gingerbread houses (made out of graham crackers).
When the other family arrived I told them not to eat their houses--but they could eat the candy and the frosting.
We also had lots of fun making and delivering our christmas goodies. I had my 6 year old write all the tags--it was so fun to have her involved.