Christmas in July: The ultimate guide to hosting

Christmas in July: The ultimate guide to hosting

Is Christmas in July a thing? Absolutely, and it’s the most wonderfully weird thing you didn’t know you needed in your life. Whether you’re gathering for a nostalgic Christmas movie night or roasting marshmallows over a campfire, Christmas in July is your chance to indulge in holiday cheer.

We bring you a relatable and delightfully festive guide to hosting the best Christmas in July party ever.

But before we start, there's a few facts to have up your sleeve or for a quick quiz...

Where did Christmas in July originate? The concept reportedly started at a girls' camp in North Carolina in 1933, complete with a Santa, Christmas tree, and presents. It gained popularity over the years, becoming a fun way to enjoy holiday festivities in the summer.

When is Christmas in July? Great question! It can be celebrated any day in July, but many people choose July 25th to mirror the December 25th celebration. 

Where did Mulled Wine come from? Well, it traces back to ancient Rome. The Romans would heat their wine and infuse it with spices to preserve it and enhance its flavour.

Now for the good stuff. Here are some fantastically festive ideas to make your Christmas in July party unforgettable:

  1. Deck the Halls: Break out the tinsel and fairy lights! Go wild with decorations. Think inflatable Santas by the pool, snowflakes on the BBQ, and mistletoe at the door. Make sure that you're own attire is included and bring out your ugliest, most outrageous Christmas jumper.
  2. Stir up Mulled Wine: One of the best things about Christmas in July in Australia, is the cold weather finally matches the snowy pictures. A warm cup of mulled wine is the answer to warming up and is made even easier with these Mulled Beverages mulled wine bags. A cheeky wine for the adults that can be made in a apple juice alternative for the kiddies.
  3. Feast Festivities: A Christmas feast in July can be a mix of traditional and summery foods. Roast a turkey but serve it with a side of fresh summer salads. And don’t forget the Mulled Wine!
  4. Games and Activities: Organize a Secret Santa gift exchange, Christmas karaoke, or a summer snowball fight with water balloons. For the kids, set up a Christmas craft station or a holiday-themed scavenger hunt.
  5. Movie Marathon: Line up classic Christmas movies for a cosy movie night under the stars. Hallmark’s got you covered with their Christmas in July line up, or you can opt for favourites like a Home Alone marathon and Elf.

Ready to Celebrate?

Whether you’re in Tasmania freezing your t**ts off, or in Queensland by the pool, Christmas in July is your ticket to double the holiday fun. Light those fairy lights, cue the carols, and let the mid-year merriment begin!

Merry Christmas in July, everyone! 🌴🎅🎄

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