Well it's that time of the year again. It's more freezing inside the house in Sydney, than the Mid West of America in a snow storm in February. Why?? Because our homes here is Australia are built for Summer. They are all glass, floor boards and open plan. The heating and insulation are completely inadequate for even the mildest of Winter conditions. Suffice to say I am shivering as I write this. But the great thing is, it's also the time we have our Christmas in July parties here in Australia. That's right, although my family has been known to drink egg nog and tuck into a pork roast with all the trimmings on a 40 degree day (102 F) as Sydney swelters at Christmas time. We like to do it all again when the temperature really is like a Northern Christmas. So for my fellow Aussies who are thinking about having a Christmas in July party, here are some easy bake, craft and styling ideas to add some zing to your Christmas shin dig. And for anyone else, it's only 6 months to go 'til the real thing and it's never too early to get into the Christmas spirit. To find the 'how to' on all these projects, just click on the shot you like.
Here are some of the projects I posted about last Christmas
First I showed you several ways to set a table on an absolute budget
Then there were these mini ice cream cone Christmas trees
I showed you how to decorate your mantel with a beachy Christmas theme.
and how to make a snow dome on a cake stand
Then I got baking. There were rice bubble and Mars Bar plum puddings
and Santa's fat tummy cakes
There was a tutorial on how to make this Christmas tree on a platter, using marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and topped with crushed candy.
Then I showed you how to create some unique and simple decorations out of house hold materials
I had some great gift wrapping ideas here
And these were the best of all. My second most favourite post of all time, some fabulous reindeer cookies. So easy to make and a complete hit on Christmas table
So there you go just a few simple ideas for a great Christmas in July Festival. For more Christmas craft and baking ideas go here.
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