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Christmas In July.

With the insane heat we’ve been having here in Toronto, I have been dying to host an impromptu Because It’s Summer party. While I’ve chosen to host an Olympic Opening Ceremonies Fete for friends & family tomorrow, my research tempted me toward a completely new-to-me celebration: Christmas In July.

Christmas In July is apparently celebrated all over the world. While I’ve been living under a rock, this event is a decorated festival in the US and Australia, full of pine cones, evergreen goodness and fluffy white delectables. While it’s not as well-known here in the Great White North, with the help of Pinterest, I have become completely enamoured with images of crystallized confectionaries, snowball white water balloons and cherry-bundled mistletoes.

I came across this Christmas In July scene here, and I have to say I found it seriously stunning. It’s like a Southern summer fantasy world, brought to life with a few simple decorations and holiday-inspired treats. I am itching to throw a similar celebration, though it saddens me to know that I’ll have to suffer through actual Christmas for next summer! Till then I spend my days making a list, checking it twice and have 365 days to decide who’s naughty or nice!

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    July 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    This is adorable!

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      July 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      I know, right?! I am absolutely looking forward to next summer for this reason alone hahaha 🙂

      Thanks Michelle 🙂 xx!

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    Victoria | Haute
    July 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    An Olympic Party is perfect bc the occasion only happens every few years, but next year, I definitely recommend doing Christmas in July! When I was younger we always had a Christmas in July at summer camp and it was freaking awesome!! I’d love to host one myself with the ideas you’ve posts here!!

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      July 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Victoria, you’re absolutely right! Olympics only come once every four years! I promise to document the process and you have a few days still to plan & host your on fete if you’re hoping to do it in 2012!

      Thanks so much for reading, xx!
      Alex 🙂

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