The winter season is upon us so it’s time to start planning a break from the monotony and for many of us that means getting ready to celebrate an awesome Christmas in July.
We’re all used to celebrating Christmas during the warm weather, but there really is something quite magical about enjoying a Christmas feast with loved ones when it’s cold outside – and if you’re lucky enough to get some snow on the day, even better!
If you’re planning an event this season, here are our top tips on how to have the best ever mid-winter Christmas.
Get your best decorations out for Christmas in July
It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas without the all-important decorations, so dust off the tinsel and start bedecking. Blend some traditional white Christmas decor with coloured baubles and fairy lights to create an amazing but simple style. Add some red apples in the centre of your table with some fresh leaves from your garden for the traditional red and green scheme.
An elegant gold overlay on your table will really set off the design and if you place a few candles on the table it will add to the overall effect. Don’t forget the Christmas tree!
Set the mood with music
Get ready with a great playlist to set the Christmas ambience. We’re lucky to have some amazing artists who have produced a variety of awesome Yuletide tunes – just search Australian Christmas and you’ll find some great Christmas songs by our sensational artists.
Christmas in July is also one of the best times to watch those classic Christmas movies and TV series– Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, and if you have kids, they would love Netflix’s - A Christmas Prince and The Christmas Chronicles.
Go all the way with a traditional Christmas menu
It’s cold outside so a juicy roast turkey is the best option for your Christmas in July table.
But besides this star of the show, we recommend you go all the way with your menu – so from the appetizers to the dessert, fill that gorgeous Christmas table to delight everyone, so you all have the best ever Christmas in July.
We recommend some all-time favourite dishes, such as a whole baked brie or prawns with seafood dip for the appetiser, potato bake and green beans to go with your turkey, and of course Christmas pudding and custard, a trifle or a delicious pavlova to finish off with. What’s not to look forward to!
The best gift for Christmas in July
Nothing is better than the gift of time. This coming mid-winter Christmas, give your family and friends your time and spend it with them on this happy day to just be merry and festive. But, if you still want to celebrate with some gift-giving, we recommend DIY gift ideas, like a spa basket, homemade bath bombs, and even fruit baskets.
Mid-winter Christmas outfits
Now is the perfect chance for you to wear those Christmas sweaters you can’t wear during our Christmas in summer. Since the weather is cold, get ready with those ridiculous Christmas printed sweatshirts and jumpers. You can find lots of them on Amazon or eBay. Don’t forget, the kids will love to wear them, too!
Christmas in July events
You can find heaps of mid-winter Christmas events to go to all around the country to add fun and joy to this festive day. The Blue Mountains in NSW are always a great place to visit and all of the ski slopes usually have appropriately themed events. But no matter where you live, there’s bound to be something fun happening nearby - just make sure you book early so you don’t miss out!
Have a very merry Christmas in July!
What could be more fun and exciting than celebrating Christmas with a bit of snow and cooler weather? So why not go all the way and head somewhere different this year for a mid-winter break that evokes all the joys of Christmas. Don’t worry if the budget’s a bit tight, because we’re here to help make it happen. Just take a look at our cash loans from $500 - $5,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours – so you can have the best ever mid-winter Christmas this year!