Our family is still knee deep in Grandma Drama and lots of other things. Fun is something we have all been in short demand of and very much needed. I was trying to think of something fun for the family - something cool, something fun, something cheap and something silly. I looked at the calendar to see what was happening this month and my eyes landed on July 25th. That's when I remembered Sarah's Christmas in July post from last year.
Christmas in July - just what we needed! I sent my Mom a Christmas Card and invited her and my Step-father over for a day of pure fun and silliness. We agreed that there would be gifts, but they had to come from inside our house - random things, things we don't want or need anymore, silly things, etc. We filled up a gift bag full of randomness and swapped them. I personally received a turkey baster, turquoise earrings, a melon baller, a teak box, a blanket and many, many other things. I gave toothbrushes, enchilada sauce, dental floss, plastic cups, books, Scotch tape, note pads, pencils, etc.
We had traditional Christmas Dinner. Turkey, bread, potatoes, vegetables, corn and cranberries. Well, actually, we had turkey hot dogs, potato chips, corn chips and salsa, relish tray and cranberry sauce. I couldn't think of a summer-y cranberry idea, so a can of jellied cranberries had to do. For dessert - full on Banana Splits. Delish!
I kept the decorations simple, summer and Christmas theme combined. When I spotted this WARM WISHES sign in last year's 90% Target finds, I knew it was the perfect theme. It was nearly 100 degrees on July 25th!
What do you see? Mittens and snow pails? Hmmmm...are you sure you don't actually see BBQ Mitts and Sand pails? I do.
Hot dog, hamburger, french fry and popcorn blown glass ornaments along with floral leis (that I scooped up at a yard sale the day before for 25¢) round out the tree decorations.
My Shiny Brite Wreath with the addition of drink umbrellas, another lei and one more "WARM WISHES" sign.
No Christmas (in July or otherwise) is complete without a Blow Mold Santa. This one wears a lei and is cooking out on the Barbecue. I found that little BBQ a few years ago (another 90% off Target find) and never knew what to do with it. It was worth it just for Christmas in July! (The BBQ holds a mini ketchup and mustard bottle, S& P shakers and a Basting brush).
We had a lot of fun. And, we really needed some fun. I strongly recommend Christmas in July. I know it won't be our last one!