Cool Off with a Christmas in July Celebration that’s Certain to Beat the Summer Heat

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Windy City Novelties presents festive ideas for a Holiday celebration in the middle of summer.

Christmas Fireplace Scene Setter Kit

Christmas Fireplace Scene Setter Kit

As summer temperatures continue to rise, it’s the perfect time for Christmas in July, an odd tradition that started as a fun camp event for children and has since evolved into a widespread celebration.

With this hot weather, snow and ice is the last thing people are thinking about. However, what better way to take everyone’s mind off the heat then to have a wintery wonderland party in the middle of summer? As summer temperatures continue to rise, it’s the perfect time for Christmas in July, an odd tradition that started as a fun camp event for children and has since evolved into a widespread celebration. The event is particularly popular in Australia, where July is a winter month and December 25th falls in summer. Christmas in July offers a rare opportunity to have a unique party by combining themes. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Holiday Luau: It’s warm enough to be outside, so why not have a tropical Christmas Luau? Decorate stockings with colorful flowers and pass out Hawaiian leis to guests. Roast nuts over a bon fire in the backyard and grill a Christmas turkey or ham along with pineapple for Hawaiian flavor. Decorate a blow-up palm tree or outdoor plants with lights and small ornaments.

Sand instead of Snow: What’s Christmas without a snowman? Instead of making Frosty out of snow, head to the beach and make him out of sand! Have a contest to see who can create the best Christmas sand sculpture. The winner gets chocolates or other holiday-esque candy. Enjoy a picnic on the beach afterwards with Christmas paper goods such as green and red plates, napkins, and cups.

Beat the Heat Indoors: Now may be a great time to start those Christmas cards early by taking a family photo! Turn up the A/C to get everyone in Christmas sweaters and hats. Festive Christmas decorations can help set the chilly winter scene instead of blistering heat. Cover the windows with frosty contact paper that will peel off easily—it’ll look like window frost and help keep out some of the sun. It might be difficult to find a Christmas tree this time of year, unless there’s a fake one up in the attic somewhere. Set it up and decorate it with all the holiday décor.

Invite the Whole Family: It is sometimes easier for family members from far away to travel during the summer months than in the holiday rush. A Christmas in July themed family reunion allows the host to invite the family for a weekend and have a holiday celebration. This may be a great opportunity to see those who usually can’t make it for the actual holiday. Consider doing a small gift exchange, or have everyone make something as a thoughtful gift. Or skip the gifts entirely and instead enjoy the company and a nice dinner.

With a Christmas in July party, there really are so many ways to get creative. Mix and match summer and holiday themes in new ways to come up with a fresh idea. It’s a great idea to bring people together and feel the warmth of the holiday season usually found on cold December nights.

ABOUT WINDY CITY NOVELTIES

Windy City Novelties, a party supply company founded in 1983, is known for their great selection and competitively priced items. They have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and are also a NexTag 5 star Seller. From their website, windycitynovelties.com, they offer fast and friendly shipping along with great customer service. From glow sticks to balloons in every color of the rainbow, and even a vast selection of Halloween costumes at the best prices, Windy City has over 15,000 products and adds more each week.

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