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Hosting At Home: Christmas In July

It’s time to celebrate this summer with a new tradition – Christmas in July! For those of us who are ready to pull out our Christmas decor the second the temperature falls below 60, this mid-year celebration is calling your name. 

Christmas in July is here to satisfy all of your festive holiday cravings. Incorporating pops of pastels and pinks into your traditional Christmas decor is the perfect way to still keep the summer vibes alive. From pastel pom-pom garland to DIY pineapple trees, ribbon candy pool floats to flip-flop Christmas cookie treats, we’ve got all the Christmas in July inspo covered for you. 

For more festive inspo, check out our Christmas In July Board on Pinterest!

BRING ON THE PASTELS

PHOTOS BY A KAILO CHIC LIFE + TELL LOVE AND PARTY

This is the perfect time to experiment with some fun + bright colors that you may not normally use during the regular holiday season. The pastel color scheme really makes a statement in your home while still giving us all the warm summer vibes that we love. We are LIVING for these oversized bright colored ornaments!

LET’S CHRISTMAS OUTSIDE

PHOTOS BY KELLY GOLIGHTLY + STUDIO DIY

If you’re from the NYC area like us, you can expect your December weather to be 30 degrees and below. We would never even consider spending the holiday season on our patios. The best part of Christmas in July is that you can celebrate OUTDOORS! Fill up your pool with festive candy cane pool floats for more pops of color in your yard. Santa’s reindeer may be on vacation right now but don’t worry – the flamingos are on call!

DID SOMEONE SAY XMAS TREE?

PHOTOS BY SUGAR & CLOTH + KELLY BRYDEN

No need to lug your artificial tree out of the attic for this party – transform the plant on your patio into the perfect Charlie Brown Christmas tree with some pom pom garland. Haven’t cut up the pineapple on your counter yet? Make it part of the decor by wrapping it in mini string lights. This is the time to have some fun and get creative. Impress your guests by creatively decorating the plants you already have around your home.

SANTA’S GUILTY PLEASURE

PHOTOS BY THE BAREFOOT BAKER + BAKE AT 350

What’s Christmas without Santa’s cookies? We’re obsessed with these warm-weather inspired festive treats. Santa may not be attending the festivities in July but he can still make a stylish appearance through some festive sweet treats.

For more hosting at home event themes, be sure to check out our 4th of July In Style and Moroccan Night features on how to make more unforgettable experiences for your family and friends this summer.

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