The very first celebration of this summertime holiday was in North Carolina at a girl’s summer camp. Not a BAND CAMP (you have such a filthy mind.)
The staff at the Keystone Camp decided to throw a Christmas celebration in July of 1933. The event garnered national attention (at least in recreational magazines). It was such a hit, that the holiday became an annual occurrence. Now across both sides of the globe we use it is an excuse to have a party.Here in Australia we like the fact that is is finally cold enough to feel like a northern winter Christmas.In the UK by contrast they love the fact that they can finally have a pool party and a "sand snowman".
Here is our Inappropriate mums guide to throwing a Christmas in July party.
Choose the people you like and want to spend time with – (these are normally similar mums who like to drink and have fun).
Venue – best to pick the mum who has the nicest house.. (we all have one who lives in a Hampton style mansion…)
Choose an organiser (preferably not you, you just want to rock up, have fun, and leave!)Let’s not joke we all have that one friend who is amazeballs at organising and scares the shit out of everyone so they do what she says – usually it’s the same mum who has the nice house.…lol.
Here are the ten things you will need to make sure it is a proper Christmas in July shindig.
A Christmas pop quiz. (should have a mix of 80s and 90s tunes)
A turkey, brussel sprouts and all the trimmings
Inappropriate gifts (we know a place that sells these 😊)
Shit loads of alcohol…. Aperol, vodka, champagne, gin, pinot grigio.
Tacky plastic dangly snowmen earrings
A CD with the best Xmas music of all time (or for those tech savvy mums, just use spotify)
Organise Babysitters – this is an adult only event…. We do not want those rug rats running around RUINING EVERYTHING.
A game - either inappropriate charades (Download our charades game CLICK HERE) or
Halloween is gaining momentum in Australia, perhaps we all just need something else to focus on and a reason to get together and have some much-needed laughs! It's a pretty simple formula for success when it comes to any party; food, booze, and good friends.
We are all feeling the pinch at the moment so what are some of the best ways to save money. The first part of the blog are practical tips to save money from credible sources such as Money Magazine and Forbes BUT if you want to have a laugh and skip straight to the fun part - scroll down! Here are some hilarious ways to save your hard earned cash!
Our debut on Sunrise with Natalie Barr this week highlighted why our Inappropriate Gift Co has been so successful with middle aged mums going through peri-menopause or menopause. What makes us happy? Having fun again! We just want to find the fun in life again. Fun gifts for fun people.