Craft Corner Kids Recipe

Christmas in July

It has been HOT outside, so we decided to do something fun in the cool AC and have a Christmas in July party!

This is a great way to have some unique family fun while beating the heat, so keep reading for a step by step guide to hosting your very own -including activity ideas and recipes to go along with the theme. 

Decorations

First, we prepped for our Christmas in July party the day before by making decorations.

I made the custom banner pictured above with my Cricut, you can use my template found here: Christmas in July Banner.

Landon helped by cutting out snowflakes by hand in different sizes and patterns.

Drinks

I served frozen hot chocolate for our drinks, this is a great way to enjoy hot chocolate (our favorite winter treat) during the summer months. Below is my recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 C milk
  • 1 C ice
  • 1/2 C hot cocoa mix (we used Swiss) 
  • 1 big scoop of vanilla ice cream

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender and blend thoroughly. Optional: Top with whipped cream & chocolate shavings. Yields 2.

 

Snacks

Thanks to Pinterest I found this great and healthy snack idea that fit perfectly with our theme, Grinch Kabobs!

To make these kabobs you simply need skewers, grapes, sliced bananas, strawberries with the tops cut off, and marshmallows! Mini marshmallows work best however, we had big campfire marshmallows leftover from s’mores, so I just cut them to size.  Arrange these kabobs in the order shown to make a Grinch in a Santa hat! These were such a hit with the kids. 

Activities

Any festive craft or activity can be done during your Christmas in July party, but below are some fun ideas we did – don’t forget to play some Christmas music in the background!

Create Fake Snow

Nothing reminds me more of Christmastime than snow, so we decided to create our own!

  • Ingredients:  16 oz cornstarch & 1 can of shaving cream. Optional: Peppermint essential oil for fragrance -we love Simply Earth oils, you can shop them here (affiliate link.)
  • Directions: Empty cornstarch in a big bin or container, slowly spray in shaving cream, and mix until “snow” is at a consistency you like. We used approximately 1/2 the can of shaving cream. Optional: once snow is mixed add in 2 drops of peppermint essential oil for a festive scent!

This also makes for a great sensory play activity!

Build Gingerbread Houses

  • While we happen to have an extra gingerbread house kit stashed away in our pantry from last season that wasn’t expired yet, I know that is not the case for many, however a great off-season alternative is to use cinnamon graham crackers, icing, and regular candy.

Watch Christmas Movies

At the end of our party, we snuggled up on the couch and watched Christmas movies. Netflix and Disney + have so many great movie options, here are some recommendations currently streaming:

  • Netflix: The Grinch, Elf, The Christmas Chronicles
  • Disney +: A Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause (1,2&3)

And that my friends is how you throw a Christmas in July party!

 Have you celebrated Christmas in July? Share in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  1. This is so cute. Great Idea. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh I love this so much! I am pinning for later and definitely going to do this for 2021!

  3. Natalie says:

    You did such a great job!!

  4. Baylee says:

    Ok I love this! I think I’m making some frozen hot chocolate & watching a Christmas movie with the kids this afternoon- sounds like a fun change of scene

  5. Rachel says:

    I love this idea! My girls will have a blast!

  6. Beth says:

    With how hot it’s been lately this is the perfect way to cool down and have some fun!! I love these ideas ♥️

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