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...
in July Invitations
instant invitations by digging out that old box of Christmas cards.
the inside blank panel, neatly write your party details such as time-date-place
for a no-stress Christmas invitation.
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
in July Decorations
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!
in July Activities & Party Games
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.
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.
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