Christmas in July Party Ideas
Nothing screams Christmas like heat stroke inducing temperatures and playing hookie at work for your midweek beach outing. The 4th just passed and Labor Day is still a few months away, so you know you’re looking for an excuse to throw another party. Why not host one celebrating everyone’s favorite holiday smack dab in the middle of the summer? Here are your essentials for throwing a Christmas in July party that would make Martha Stewart jealous.
What to Serve
Instead of having your typical holiday cookie exchange, have everyone bring their favorite summer dessert. If your friends aren’t the most creative bunch, check out these 17 great summer desserts from Real Simple. For beverages, serve up red and green margaritas.
What to Do
Who doesn’t love belting out Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” in July? Offer up holiday inspired karaoke for your guests. Hop on over to Best Buy for a DVD to setup the atmopshere.
What to Wear
It might be a bit literal, but coerce your guests into either wearing green or red to the party. Also have one of your pals dress like a summer inspired Santa. Not sure what that would entail? You can actually buy a seasonally appropriate costume.
Deals to Help Set the Theme
Snag your party goods at Kmart and get $5 off $45. Just enter KMARTMUST at the checkout. If you really want to get into the spirit, you can also get 80% off holiday plates at Pfaltzgraff and, on top of that, get 15% off $85 (a bit steep for a party, but you can grab some other goodies) or more with the following code: AFFJULPFZ1585.