June 21st is the date we’re all looking forward to, when, finger’s crossed, the final lockdown restrictions in the UK will finally be lifted. After months of sticking to the rules, it’s certainly something to celebrate and the perfect opportunity to make up for all those missed occasions through the year. Many of us who missed out on a proper Christmas this year are planning to go all out and do full on June-mas, and why not, who cares if you want to get the decorations out and have a proper Christmas dinner, let’s go for it! Incidentally, June 21st is only 4 days off being a full 6 months since Christmas Day.
Christmas in the summer is all about celebrating Santa, snowmen and all things cool. And although the Great British weather may well oblige and deliver snow, you might need to tweak your Christmas a bit to account for the warmer temperatures.
If you want to go more traditional, a simple colour scheme of green and gold matched the lush foliage of summer with a luxurious accent. String ivy vines along your table, with some gold streamers and confetti balloon wands. A cute banner and some bright balloons add a fun backdrop.
Add a floral or palm leaf wreath to your front door and if you’re entertaining outside don’t forget to add lots of fairy lights and lanterns to add a magical glow after dark.
You may have a potted Christmas tree already in your garden which you can decorate, with lights and fun baubles too.
Food & Drink
You might not be tempted by hot chocolate, but you can always switch it up for an iced hot chocolate, still topped with whipped cream and marshmallows of course. And how about swapping the traditional egg-nog for a coconut version instead. And maybe a yummy glass of mimosa for breakfast.
I could happily eat a Christmas dinner all year round, but if it feels too much in the summer, the obvious alternative is a BBQ feast with lots of trimmings, you can even have BBQ’d pigs in blankets.
As a treat why not try some of these super recipes