CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Christmas in July Decor
Red & Green Hat Napkins
Jingle Bells Candles
Red, Green, White & Gold Stack Gift Boxes
Red Roses in Red & White Candy Cane Vase
White Tree Branches with Red & White Candy Canes
NOEL Alphabet Letter Centrepiece
Black Canvas with White Letters & Christmas Lights
Mini Christmas Trees
Cutlery in Mini Christmas Stockings
White Feather Cone Trees
Christmas in July Food & Drinks
Candy Cane Shooters
White Chocolate Liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps, Crushed Candy Canes
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
Christmas Lemonade with Pomegranate
Marinated Olives, Roasted Cherry Tomato, Bocconcini & Rosemary Wreaths
Cheese & Cherry Tomato Christmas Trees
Cream Cheese & Cranberry Christmas Trees
Christmas Tree Pizza Bites
Ham & Asparagus Rolls
Roast Chicken Drumsticks
Roast Beef, Gherkin & Sweet Mustard Open Sandwiches
Smoked Turkey & Cranberry Open Sandwiches
Individual Spiced Butternut Soup Bowls with Cocktail Bread Rolls
Individual Caprese Stick Cocktail Glasses with Basil Pesto
Individual Christmas Salad Bowls
Baby Spinach, Pear, Cranberries, Candied Nuts, Pomegranate, Goat’s Cheese, Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Red & White Candy Canes
Strawberries with White Chocolate & Green Sprinkles
Pistachio & Cranberry Chocolate Bark
Christmas in July Playlist
All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Last Christmas - Wham!
Mary’s Boy Child - Boney M
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Frank Sinatra
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
O Holy Night
Jingle Bell Rock
Little Drummer Boy
Do They Know It’s Christmas - Band Aid
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
I’ll be Home for Christmas
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Deck the Halls
Mary, Did You Know?
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The First Noel
I Wanna Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
The 12 Days of Christmas
Joy to the World
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
When a Child is Born
Mistletoe & Wine - Cliff Richard
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
25 July 2015
My inspiration for this Christmas in July party was the typical American Christmas, the colour scheme of red, white and green as well as the typical South African Christmas, the way we celebrated it when we were children.
We set up and styled a beautiful eats & treats table decorated with green placemats, Christmas lights, Christmas stockings, jingle bells, a star box, a stack of Christmas gift boxes, white feather cone trees, NOEL wooden letters and a wooden wreath with Christmas lights, strings of tree decorations, candy canes, red roses, red candles & jingle bells and elf hat napkins!
The guests were welcomed with candy cane shooters! Yummy!
The delicious food included Caprese salad sticks with basil pesto drizzle in individual glasses, individual Christmas salad bowls with baby spinach, goats milk cheese, pomegranate, pear, candied nuts & cranberries and a wreath consisting of assorted marinated olives, roasted cherry tomatoes, rosemary & marinated Bocconcini which happened to be my favourite element of the whole table!
We also served meatballs on picks with a delicious homemade sweet mustard (my late granny's recipe), roasted chicken drumsticks, smoked turkey & cranberry sauce open sandwiches, roast beef, sweet mustard & gherkin open sandwiches, Christmas tree pizza bites and a cream cheese & cranberry Christmas tree with melba toast.
For dessert we served individual fruit cake and fresh strawberries with white chocolate & green sprinkles.