Summer Christmas Party

Many countries celebrating Christmas in summer, already have their set traditions, like hosting a braai, having a family gathering outside on the patio, etc…  Most of the time it includes close family.  But what if you don’t have family close by?  How would you celebrate Christmas in a fun way?  Do you need some Summer Christmas Party Ideas?

Just an idea

Well one of the ideas, is to celebrate with friends, or to open your home to someone that you know is also lonely and celebrate Christmas without family.  So why not host a small Christmas party at your home?  Even if it is just a dinner for two…

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Light sets the mood

Before we get to the ideas, let's set the mood

If you’re hosting inside, creating a cozy ambiance for a Christmas dinner for two involves careful lighting choices. Soft, warm-toned fairy lights draped around the dining area evoke a festive charm.

You can enhance the intimacy with a centerpiece of flickering candles in elegant holders. The subtle dimming of overhead lights complements the gentle glow, casting a romantic and memorable atmosphere perfect for a special occasion, with someone who is just a little bit more than a friend…

Tip / warning:

However, while candlelight is often associated with warmth and romance, its impact on emotions can vary from person to person. For some, a table set with candlelight might evoke feelings of coziness and nostalgia, while others might find it a bit melancholic or reflective. So, if candlelight makes you sad, and you’re going to be alone, rather opt for fun and funky, happy fairy lights.  We want to be happy! – set the mood to have fun!

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BUT if we’re thinking of a summer Christmas – get those fairy lights and hang them everywhere in the garden, especially where you’ll be setting the table.

Now let's Party !

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Don't just host a boring party, do something different. Here are a few fabulous ideas:

Outdoor Ideas

  • Beach Bonfire Gathering: Enjoy a beach bonfire with s’mores, music, and beach games.
  • Outdoor Movie Night: Set up an outdoor movie screen for a film night under the stars.  If you have a pool, all the better (see the photo idea)
  • Campfire Cookout: Cook meals over a campfire and share stories under the open sky.
  • Backyard Stargazing: Set up telescopes for a night of stargazing and constellation spotting.  You might even spot Santa Clause…
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Food ideas

  • DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar: Create personalized ice cream sundaes with a variety of toppings.
  • Picnic in the Park: Organize a picnic with fresh fruits, sandwiches, and outdoor games.
  • Poolside Potluck: Host a poolside potluck party where everyone brings a favorite dish to share.
  • Cookie Swap Social: Organize a cookie exchange where everyone brings their favorite treats to share.
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Did you know that we have a recipe section with awesome ideas on food that are easy to make: Check it out…there might be some fabulous ideas.

Virtual and Fun

  • Festive Game Night: Play holiday-themed board games or trivia for laughter and bonding.
  • Virtual Hangout Party: Connect online for chats, games, and sharing holiday stories.
  • Volunteer Together: Spend time helping the community through volunteer work.
  • (SHOULD THE WEATHER BE A BIT FROSTY)  Hot Cocoa Tasting: Sample various hot cocoa flavors and toppings for a delightful experience.

And if you're still not convinced to host a Christmas party, why not give yourself a special gift...

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  • From me – To me:  Book that magical holiday somewhere you’ve only dreamt of.  After all, you’ve worked pretty hard and you deserve it.  Have a look at these ideas:  Dream Destination Ideas…

My message to you if you're alone this Christmas

“It’s completely natural to feel the absence of loved ones during the holidays, especially when circumstances prevent us from celebrating together.

I know Christmas might feel different without your family around, and it’s okay to acknowledge that. While it’s tough to be apart, remember that your feelings are valid.

Maybe this year offers a chance to create a unique celebration that reflects your strength and resilience. Whether it’s embracing new traditions or finding joy in your own company, know that you are not all alone in the world – your loved ones are always in your heart.

It’s okay to miss them, and it’s okay to find ways to make this holiday meaningful in its own way.”

Picture of Article by:  Jo-Anne Naude
Article by: Jo-Anne Naude

Wanderlust-filled adventurer always discovering beautiful places