July 25th marked "Christmas in July" and got me all kinds of excited for our Augustmas party. Inspired by Ruthie Hart's Augustmas celebration (this year in July) and Jessica's drinking game, Ryan and I are putting together an Augustmas party for our friends here in good ol' Montana. Being in the military, Christmas is a tricky time to get together because a lot of people are heading home (much like the rest of the U.S.) but with different sets of leave, it can be hard to get people together. So we're putting together an Augustmas party to get into the holiday spirit a little bit early.
|Also Honey Boo Boo, I can't get enough of that show and their Christmas in July for charity was too cute!|
Here is some of the inspiration:
Who doesn't love a funny take on Christmas traditions? After telling our friends that we were thinking of having an Augustmas party, many said that they needed to call their parents back home and have their "ugly Christmas sweaters" mailed in. I get so excited when people go all out for themed parties!
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I plan on using our already existing Christmas decorations and maybe borrowing a few more from friends. I think by adding simple little details around our living room and kitchen it can definitely create a Christmas feel.
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I'm planning playing plenty of Michael Buble and Mariah Carey as well as all of the classics. With a Christmas Pandora station in the background, guests can mingle around the room.
The blog, Baby Rabies, hosts an inappropriate Elf on the Shelf every year and I was thinking of using some of those photos or recreating them myself to create fun ice breaker opportunities around the house.
|From this last year's contest :)|
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I cannot get enough details when it comes to anything with event planning. I'm definitely planning on adding jingle bells and ribbons to a ton of things :)
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