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Christmas in July !

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Remember last year's December blur of shopping, cooking, baking?


It's the height of the summer and the living is easy. Christmas isn't for months, but you can still enjoy all the festive joy Christmas brings without all the gloves, scarves, and sweaters!

Party planning for Christmas in July means you've got it made in the shade...

Christmas in July Invitations

  • Create instant invitations by digging out that old box of Christmas cards.

  • On the inside blank panel, neatly write your party details such as time-date-place for a no-stress Christmas invitation.

  • If you're handy with a computer printer, include party details on the blank side panel, or print the information on a blank sheet and fold it in with the card. Enlist kids on summer break to help decorate with drawings, ribbon, or glue and glitter.

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  • You guessed it. Make your Christmas decorations work over-time this year by getting your garland, tree ornaments, and artificial Christmas tree down from the attic for instant holiday atmosphere. String up the lights, and hang a wreath on the door to let everyone know ... it's Christmas in July!

Christmas in July Activities & Party Games

  • Trim the tree; sing carols; or organize a Christmas scavenger hunt with prizes to the winner(s).

  • Secret Santa gift exchanges are fun, but cheap and informal are the way to go in July. Ideas can range from extravagant homemade gift-wrapped goodies to discount toys hidden in a Christmas stocking.

  • Have crayons ready and download Christmas coloring pages for the kids. Also have ready paper plates, construction paper, glue, tape and safety scissors to keep kids busy with Christmas in July crafts. Have prizes ready for the most creative, silly or wacky.

  • Watch a video copy of A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life. or another cool Christmas movie, Ask your guests to name every character in the film before the video starts. Award a prize to those with the correct answers.

  • Have a holiday sing-a-long with printable Christmas lyrics, or play a game of Name That Christmas Tune!

Christmas in July Party Menu Ideas

Stress-free Christmas In July party food can include anything chilled, microwaveable, no-bake or store-bought...

Sure, anybody can think up a barbecue or pool party in the heat of summer... but there's nothing more fun or memorable than a cool Yule in July!

More about Christmas in July around the Web:

Christmas in July Party Ideas - Party 411 has great do-it-yourself ideas for decorating, games and recipes, including a cool eggnog milkshake.

How to Throw a Christmas in July Party - Check out Top Ten ways to incorporate a summer theme into your Christmas celebration!

Holiday - Christmas in July - Check out a history of the celebration along with party tips, games, movie night ideas, e-cards to send, related wallpapers, and more.


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