I am preparing for my Christmas in July party!! Now, some of you may roll your eyes at my mid year enthusiasm but for me I love the chance to get a dose of the holiday season in the middle of the year. It is one of my obsessions after all…
I will be perfectly honest and admit I have never been to or hosted a Christmas in July party before and I keep realizing there are lots of things I hadn’t thought of yet. While I have found a few stores have small Christmas supplies available (generally at inflated prices) I had yet to see even the tackiest of Christmas crackers!
As ever, google search was my saviour and provided heaps of options for home made and Internet ordering. I debated ordering cheapies at over inflated prices but as traditional as they are I am a girl on a budget and the catch is no one ever likes the prizes and it’s just more to throw out at the end of the day. So I decided to look for reusable crackers and found a great idea of making my own felt ones. I love that this means I can choose the color combinations, pre fill with an alternative be it something from Tiffany (sorry guys – that won’t be this party) or just a random toy. I remember years ago my family had custom made crackers from my parents one year and I was so thrilled to have a personalized surprise!
A quick trip to Lincraft, eight sheets of felt, some ribbon and some double sided tape and I was sorted. I got home and cut up some old folders so I could make tubes and then just wrapped the felt around it and ribboned the edges. Really easy and I love that we will get to have crackers with lunch. They won’t bang but am making custom jokes (perhaps make my friends explode with laughter?) and will find something cute to pop in them so hopefully they will work well.
I also am now sorted for my December Christmas too!