Watch the video: DIY Christmas in July outfit – hand painted T-shirt
Christmas in July is a Christmas celebration during the last weekend in July. But you can celebrate on any day you want because Christmas in July isn’t an official holiday.
In the southern hemisphere, Christmas is actually celebrated in the summer. Residents from that area throw Christmas parties in July when it’s the peak month of their winter.
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How to celebrate Christmas in July
Decorate a summer pineapple instead of a traditional Christmas tree.
Or play a favorite midsummer game of tossing water balloons to cool off from the summer heat. But make sure you call it a “snowball fight” and use red and green water balloons filled with ice-cold water!
Here are more fun and festive ideas for decking the AC-chilled halls and celebrating Christmas in summer’s July.
Turn up with a holiday party playlist!
Ask Alexa to “drop that beat” with these holiday jingle jams.
Play the song, Oh Santa, first so you can really jam out for Christmas in July!
Recommended song to play first: Christmas Time In California
Every song on this album is a Caribbean Christmas carol— yeah, man!
Indulge in holiday dishes in July like you won’t eat ’em again until December (because you probably won’t)!
For breakfast, wake up to reindeer pancakes or strawberry banana Santa pancakes— duh! Out of respect for the reindeer, I often use turkey bacon!
For lunch, try your hand at an easy-peasy Christmas tree party platter. Check out the helpful video tutorial below.
Watch how to make a Christmas tree platter video tutorial
Get out your Christmas cookie cutters to create a healthy snack of watermelon Christmas trees– or reindeer, or ornaments, or snowflakes!
Get your bundle of 16 Christmas cookie cutters HERE.
And what’s a Christmas party without treats?
Jumpstart Christmas in July by pre-ordering a fresh batch of holiday cookies. For the most unique holiday treats that are spot-on for a July flamingo jingle, order custom cookies ahead of time from Rock City Cookies HERE.
They ship ’em to you and these Santa at the beach-themed cookies won’t disappoint!
Or, for a fun baking activity with the kiddos, whip up a batch of lemon meltaway cookies HERE.
And don’t forget the red and green sprinkles!
Make Christmas in July strawberry Santas
- 16 oz. package fresh California strawberries, washed
- 8 oz. low-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature
- 4 Tbsp. honey or powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- On a cutting board, slice the stem off a strawberry (try to cut it as “flat” as possible since the Santa-berries will use that as a base).
- Cut the top third of the strawberry; this will be used as the “hat.”
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, honey or powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mixture will be thick so it’s best that the cream cheese is at room temperature. I use whipped cream cheese.
- Transfer the filling to a piping bag with a small closed star tip.
- Pipe a 1-inch tall swirl of frosting for the head and pipe two little swooshes for the mustache on the front of that swirl.
- Pipe the buttons on the front of the bottom strawberry and pipe the top of the hat.
- Top with hat and add chocolate chip eyes.
Recipe from: California Strawberries
No ugly Christmas sweaters in July!
Grab your paintbrush, a few acrylic paints and a blank tee to DIY your very own Christmas in July T-shirt! (Way too hot in July for ugly Christmas sweaters.)
It’s not a contest (unless you want it to be)! But get as creative as you can. I freehanded a flamingo on the beach!
Have fun with these pre-holiday inspirations. Ideas so fun you can rinse and repeat come December!
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