Why have Christmas once a year when it can come twice? A popular Australian tradition, Christmas in July is the time to indulge in all of the wintry festive traditions that we don’t get to celebrate in summer.
So instead of making a pavlova, whip up a steamed pudding. Replace chilled prawns with baked ham and say cheers with a spicy mulled wine instead of mojitos.
Here’s how to throw the ultimate Christmas in July party.
You don’t need to drag out the Christmas tree to decorate your home. Dig out a few glittering decorations and hang them from branches in a vase, or hang a simple eucalyptus wreath on the wall. If you have a sideboard, give it a festive makeover with branches and pinecones. Be creative and have fun, without all the hassle of bringing out all of your decorations.