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Christmas in July

July 10, 2023

Delicious Christmas in July Party Recipes

Easy, fun Christmas in July party planning


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Get ready to satisfy your taste buds and unleash the Christmas spirit in the middle of summer with our mouthwatering Christmas in July recipes! We've got the perfect lineup of delightful dishes that will make your taste buds jingle all the way. 

But before we dig in, let's “sleigh” the game and uncover the secrets to crafting the ultimate Christmas in July culinary creations.

Christmas in July Recipe DOs

DO go for the easy-peasy recipes! With little elves running wild, simplicity is key. Opt for recipes that require minimal prep and ingredients, so you can whip up scrumptious delights without spending the entire day in the kitchen. After all, you deserve to join the festive fun with your guests!

DO embrace those traditional holiday flavors! Indulge in flavors like eggnog, gingerbread, and peppermint that instantly transport you to a Christmas wonderland. Look for recipes that incorporate these ingredients, and let the festive flavors fill the air and ignite the jolly vibes!

DO prioritize dishes that can be prepared ahead of time. Don't get caught up in the kitchen chaos when you should be savoring the party. Opt for make-ahead recipes that allow you to prep in advance, so you can effortlessly entertain your guests on the day of the celebration. Spend less time cooking and more time spreading Christmas in July joy!

Christmas in July Recipe DON’Ts

DON'T go for dishes that involve complex cooking techniques. This festive occasion is not the ideal time to experiment with new culinary skills. Unless you're a seasoned chef, steer clear of recipes that call for intricate methods like sous vide or deep frying. Keep it simple and enjoy the celebration without unnecessary kitchen challenges.

DON’T choose recipes that weigh you down in the summer heat. Say “no” to heavy cream sauces that make you feel sluggish, deep-fried dishes that make you sweat, and indulgent desserts that leave you in a food coma. Opt for refreshing and energizing recipes that keep you feeling cool, light, and ready to party all day long!

DON’T splurge on fancy and expensive ingredients! A Christmas in July party is all about fun without breaking the bank. Save the truffles and caviar for another time and opt for recipes with affordable and easily accessible ingredients found at your local grocery store. Let's have a jolly good time without emptying our wallets!

Christmas in July Party Recipes

Grab your Santa hat, turn up the Christmas tunes, and let's make this summer the merriest one yet with these delightful Christmas in July recipes!

Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Get ready to add a whimsical twist to your Christmas party with these adorable Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders! With their pretzel antlers and olive eyes, these little sliders will bring smiles to both kids and adults alike.

Watermelon Christmas Trees

Eating Vibrantly

Looking for a refreshingly festive treat to beat the summer heat? Look no further than these adorable Watermelon Christmas Trees! They're easy to make and perfect for getting the little ones involved in the kitchen.

Mozzarella & Olive Penguins

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

These adorable little Mozzarella & Olive Penguins are the ultimate crowd-pleasers, bringing smiles and giggles to any Christmas in July gathering. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these little creatures are not only fun to assemble but also pack a flavor punch that will have everyone coming back for more. 

Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels

The Girl Who Ate Everything

Get ready to roll into the holiday spirit with these Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels! Bursting with festive flavors and a delightful twist, these little bites are the perfect addition to your Christmas in July spread. 

Candy Cane Caprese Board

The BakerMama

Step into the festive spirit with this Caprese Candy Cane Board! It's a deliciously whimsical twist on the classic Caprese salad that will jingle your taste buds and make your Christmas in July celebration merry and bright. 

Deliciously Adorable Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies shaped like gingerbread men, stockings, snowmen, Santa hats, and Christmas trees.
Sugar cookies shaped like gingerbread men, stockings, snowmen, Santa hats, and Christmas trees.
The Sweet Tooth Fairy

'Tis the season...in July! Embrace the holiday spirit and let your creativity run wild with these Deliciously Adorable Sugar Cookies! Whether you're a novice decorator or a seasoned pro, these sweet treats are the perfect way to spread some holiday cheer in the middle of the year. 

Easy and Delicious Gingerbread Cookies

I Heart Naptime

Who says gingerbread cookies are only reserved for the holiday season? It's time to bring some festive cheer to the summertime with this easy and delicious Gingerbread Cookie recipe. Whether you're hosting a Christmas in July party or simply craving that nostalgic holiday flavor, these gingerbread cookies are here to deliver.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Chocolate peppermint cookies on a napkin, with candy canes scattered around.
The Sweet Tooth Fairy

Get ready to jingle all the way with these Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies! Whether you're hosting a Christmas-themed barbecue or simply indulging in some mid-year holiday magic, these cookies are a must-have for any Christmas in July celebration. 

Frozen Hot Chocolate

The Sits Girls

Who says you can't enjoy a cozy winter treat in the summer? This delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate combines the best of both worlds, with a refreshing icy twist on the classic hot chocolate. Imagine sipping on a frosty glass filled with rich, chocolatey goodness, topped with a mountain of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings. It's like a winter wonderland in a glass!


We've “sleighed” it with these tips for your Christmas in July recipes! Keep it simple, stick to the classics, and plan ahead for a stress-free celebration. These delicious dishes will transport you to a winter wonderland, no matter the temperature outside. So gather your festive decorations, crank up those jingle bells, and let the culinary magic begin. 'Tis the season to cook up some joy and make unforgettable memories!

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