Are you planning a Christmas in July celebration and need ideas? Check out this guide for helpful tips on gifts and what to wear to the event.
Christmas in July was first celebrated (according to legend, anyway) in 1933 in North Carolina.
It's since been celebrated, perhaps somewhat ironically, around the globe.
Ironic or no, there's no excuse to not have a bit of fun with a Christmas in July celebration.
We've broken down some fun ideas to get you into the festive spirit.
Hold A Christmas in July BBQ
The UK doesn't see a whole lot of hotter days, so embracing them when you can is well and truly worthwhile. One of the best Christmas in July ideas would be to hold a BBQ. Get the BBQ going, have some cold drinks on hand and get all your friends over to celebrate with you.
It's a great excuse for everyone to wear their Christmas gear and enjoy each other's company before Autumn rolls around again.
Bake Some Christmas Bikkies
There will never be a time where desserts aren't a good idea. Christmas in July is no exception.
Baking is a great activity to get the whole family involved.
Even if you have no baking skills, basic biscuits are easy enough that even the worst bakers can create them. There are plenty of recipes online so find one you like and bake away! Our recommendation is, perhaps obviously, gingerbread.
Make Christmas in July Decorations or Ornaments
With the kids? Make some fun paper chains. A quick and easy Christmas craft that's perfect for getting in the festive spirit.
You might not have a Christmas tree set up just yet (unless, like us, yours never came down). That doesn't mean you can't start decorating some personalised baubles.
No matter your budget, there will always be gifts that fit perfectly with it. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive. Sometimes the best gifts are ones that only you can understand.
Secret Santa is a great alternative and perfect for Christmas in July. Just make sure you put a price limit on it.
The other bonus of a Christmas in July gift exchange is that it's a great way to spread out your present budget over the year - less stress for December!
Get Into Your Festive Gear
Christmas isn't just about presents and movies, it's also about dressing up! Whether that means a Santa hat or a full-on elf costume, there's no wrong way to do seasonal celebrations with outfits.
Ugly Sweater contests have long been a favourite Christmas in July competition among friends.
If you're feeling particularly festive, go all out with the decorations too! String some tinsel around your room, put up a mini tree (or even better - a fake one!).
Partial to comfort? So are we. That's why you'll find us spending Christmas morning (and lunchtime... and evening) in our funny matching family Christmas pajamas or matching Christmas pyjamas – however you spell it on your side of the world!
Embrace Summery Christmas Foods
For anyone in the UK, Christmas usually means roast turkey, Christmas pudding, ham, and all the trimmings.
But in the warmer months summery Christmas food is the way to go.
Think mango pavlovas, cold meats like turkey or beef with salad and prawns on the BBQ! It's not Christmas without prawns in Australia, so we've got you covered.
Christmas in July Cocktails
Move over mulled wine and hot cider, Christmas in July cocktails mean fruity and refreshing beverages. Think cranberry and vodka, or peach bellinis.
Not only do these drinks taste great, but they're also perfect for a summer day or evening. So gather your friends for a Christmas in July party, put on some festive music, and raise your glasses in celebration! Merry Christmas (in July) everyone!
The best part of Christmas in July is that it's STILL SUMMER! Which means getting outside and enjoying the weather is totally acceptable.
Christmas markets are still a thing at this time of year, as are picnics and barbecues.
Custom Christmas T-Shirts
Love having your name on your shirt? Looking for christmas outfits for the whole family Australia? Create your very own personalised Christmas t-shirt with Printify! Not only is this great as a gift, but also for yourself and your entire family to get into the spirit and wear personalised tops with endless designs from Printify. Never forget the kid's names again!
Planning Your Perfect Christmas in July
With these activities, it doesn't matter where you are or what your budget is - these Christmas in July ideas are all easily adapted so everyone can enjoy them!
And we've got you covered to stay comfy and look cool with our range of matching Christmas pyjamas - perfect for warmer weather and general stylishness. Shop the entire collection.