Christmas in July - Have Yourself a Merry Little Beach Party
Calling all Christmas elves: ’tis the season for a merry little beach party! Impress your friends with a mid-summer Christmas social filled with all the trimmings and holiday cheer that just can’t wait ‘til December. You’ll be sure to beat the summer blues with these top five ideas for a jolly good time.
Let It Snow Cones
What’s a party without sweet treats? Let It Snow Cones are the perfect summer snack to stay cool, while dreaming of that first snowfall. If you’re OCD about a theme, you can definitely limit the flavors to red and green syrups (strawberry, cherry, raspberry, green apple, lime), or let your guests go crazy with the rainbow. Our Retro Snow Cone Maker is affordable and easy to use to make a seasonal slushy.
Whether you only grill during peak temperatures, or are addicted to your George Foreman Grill all year round, kabobs are the perfect party food. For a yuletide spin, try turkey meatballs alternated with potatoes and red and green peppers. To up your fancy factor, serve chilled cranberry sauce for dipping. It’s the basics of Christmas dinner, served for easy backyard dining.
Jingle Bell Jams
Do you hear what I hear? Get everyone in the holiday spirit with carols and Christmas classics rolling through your speakers. I’m partial to the Michael Bublé Christmas album, but you can cater your playlist to your favorite tracks. There’s nothing like music to get everyone seeing visions of sugarplums in the middle of summer. After all, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” (At least that’s what Buddy the Elf always says.)
Joy to the Pool Party
The pool may be the obvious choice for a summer get-together, but it’s easy to Christmify your party with themed pool games. A tournament of Dashing Through the Sun swim races or the always-exciting Winter Wonderland Water Fight is fun for all ages. It’s super quick and simple to inflate 120 water balloons with your hose and the Battle Balloons Kit. Bonus points if you find an inflatable Santa sleigh to soak in the rays in between games.
Stocking Party Favors
Nothing says, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to your guests like a party favor. Instead of baskets or gift bags, fill mini stockings with candy, Christmas cookies or a red, green or sparkly giftable. Colorful ear buds are always handy for teenagers and adults, while one of our hundreds of books are great for kids.
With these traditional tips and a little creativity, you’ll be the host (or hostess) with the mostest, making a memorable summer for all your friends. Just remember the SPF so you don’t end up looking like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Merry Christmas in July!