Happy Christmas In July! It’s a strange holiday, and most celebrate throughout the month, however for others, the official day is July 25. This year it falls on a Monday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t party with Santa Claus all weekend long. Check out some Christmas In July party ideas to bring the holiday spirit to the hot summer month:

Inflatable Wreaths For The Pool

Swap out your normal pool floats for this festive inflatable wreath from Amazon. Toss it in the water for your guests to lounge on while they splash around.

A New Take On Santa’s Suit

Forget about Santa’s normal red suit — trade in the pants and jacket for this Santa Claus one-piece bathing suit from SwimOutlet.com.

Christmas Tree With A Twist

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree, but don’t go chopping one down in your backyard. A pink feathered “flamingo” tree keeps things bright and cheery in the hot summer months. Find some options on eBay HERE.

Jazz Up Your Bar

There may not be snow on the ground, but you can still keep things cool with these ice shot glass molds. For those who are of legal age to drink, pour your favorite alcoholic beverage inside for a refreshing shot. Bed Bath & Beyond sells shot glasses HERE.

Get Clever With Labels

Your cooler of water can become “melted snow” thanks to a cute label. Get the idea HERE.

The Holiday Menu

The Tis The Seasons blog has creative ideas for adding a little holiday charm to your menu. Cut watermelon pieces into Christmas tree shapes, or use vanilla ice cream to make snowman inspired desert. Strawberries can also be cut into little “Santa hat” shapes.


White water balloons can turn into a “snowball fight” when things get hot. You might not be able to go sledding, but a Slip’N Slide can give the same effect. If you have a sandbox you can have kids create snowmen out of sand instead of snow.

How do you celebrate Christmas in July? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.

Christmas in July Cool off during Christmas in July this year. Pictured: Swedish Father Christmas Bosse Persson (R) and German colleague Heinz Preuss pose on a Danish beach with two unidentified elves while taking part in the 33rd World Santa Claus Congress July 23, 1996. Photo: Reuters