I know tomorrow is Thanksgiving, but we already made a gingerbread house early.
That's because my daughter wanted to make this one last year, but by the time I went to buy it they ran out. So I got one early this year.
My #1 tip for you is to glue the house together. After years of making gingerbread houses and have them usually collapse - we figured out to glue them, instead of using the frosting to hold them together. Unless you plan on eating it - which I never do anyway.
Let dry at least 1 hr :
My daughter did all the decorating herself: