Summertime sunshine sure is sweet, but honestly, is there anything more wonderful than the holiday season?! Christmas in July is normally celebrated on July 25, and it’s the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family to enjoy all of your favorite Christmastime activities, recipes and more.
Here are some of our favorite Christmas in July party ideas to bring about holiday cheer when it’s the hottest time of the year.
Who doesn’t love a good theme? Make it feel like Christmastime with colorful food spreads that are just as tasty as they are festive.
- Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks make for an appetizer that’s almost too beautiful to eat!
- A Snowman Cheese Ball is a show-stopping snack that combines flavorful cheeses and spices to make a savory snowman.
- Christmas Tree Pizza is one way to make a meal with holiday style.
- Cracker Toffee feels super sweet like Christmastime - and it’s so incredibly easy to make!
- Christmas Tree Cupcakes are a cute and colorful dessert option that will make everyone smile.
Stay cool with frozen versions of classic holiday treats. Set up a self-serve station at your home so guests can sip on their favorites!
- Frozen Hot Chocolate, a refreshingly frosty take on the wintertime favorite, is a perfect pick-me-up during a hot summer day.
- Candy Cane Milkshakes are minty fresh delights. Add red sanding sugar and a candy cane for garnish; you’ll be feeling festive in no time!
- Grinch Punch is a cute and colorful take on sherbert punch.
- Eggnog Ice Pops are a fun, tasty way to make your spirits bright! Remove the rum for a more family-friendly version, or try a vanilla sugar cookie popsicle recipe, instead.
There’s nothing like a full plate of Christmas cookies and a nice, big glass of milk! Bake some classics, or experiment with new takes on old favorites. You’ll get to enjoy them now, plus get some practice for the main event in December!
- Gingerbread Men are fun to make, and even more fun to decorate. Have the cookies cooled and ready for when your guests arrive, then get everyone involved in the merriness!
- Sugar Cookies in holiday shapes are super easy, band such a classic.
- Peanut Butter Blossoms are smooth and delightful additions to the menu no matter what type of holiday you’re celebrating.
Exciting Party Games to Play
What’s a Christmas party without a little fun and games? Get ready to laugh together!
- White Elephant is a classic gift exchange game that you might have played amongst family or at the office. The rules are simple, and everyone’s a winner!
- Name that Christmas Song is a fun way to mix a little karaoke with holiday pop culture knowledge. Simply start singing, and have everyone guess the tune.
- The Poke-a-Tree Game involves cups covered in tissue paper that guests “poke” to reveal a little holiday toy or candy. It’s a family-friendly way to surprise and delight your guests with adorable prizes!
- A Christmas Movie Quiz will uncover who’s the biggest holiday cinema buff.
- Grinch Piñata lets you get your energy out.
- A “Snowball” Fight will keep you cool! Fill up white balloons with water, then have a toss outside!
Christmas in July is a wonderful excuse for a little photoshoot! Set up some backdrops, bust out the props, and say, “cheese!”
- Santa and Elf Photo Stick Props are so goofy, but so cute.
- A Themed Backdrop will make it feel just like being in the North Pole.
- A Christmas Tree isn’t taking it too far; just remember, this is probably the season for an artificial one!
FUN FAVORS AND MORE
For many people, Christmas is so special because it gives you the chance to spend time with those you love the most. So, why not show your Christmas in July party guests just how much you appreciate their company with sweet favors?
Here are some fun, affordable treats for your Christmas in July party guests:
- Candy canes
- Handmade ornaments
- Festive slipper socks
- Hot cocoa mix
- S’mores kit
- Pinecone fire starters
- Beach ornaments
From food, to games, to photo ops, to fun favors, there are so many Christmas in July party ideas out there - and so many ways to make this special celebration your own!
As we run our Christmas in July sale, we couldn’t help but think of the holidays and how much fun they bring! What are your favorite Christmas in July party ideas?