Christmas Countdown – Project 85

In 2011 I was excited to finally host a Christmas in July celebration, it had been something I had wanted to do for a long time!


Each adult guest was required to bring one small gift of less than $20 for their designated recipient.  The gifts were all fantastic.  The Secret Santa was deliberately drawn so that couples would not get each other.   I guess without the typical December frenzy there was more time to get creative and find something particularly meaningful to each recipient.  I organised for each child to receive a wheat/rice heat pack, they loved them!

I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to decorate the table, but I did want it to be nice and festive.  I gathered a lot of twigs and pine cones from our area and went crazy with some gold spray paint.  I then happened upon these great vases from Crazy Clarks for $4 each…


As I was scrounging around the house I found a couple of green candles which matched my colour scheme, so I incorporated them with the pine cones and an additional centre piece…???????????????????????????????Each place setting…



I made these Fruit Mince Tarts (and left them near my Dad);


3 thoughts on “Christmas Countdown – Project 85

  1. So glad you got the vibe re next year !!!!
    It was a great day and lovely to have a family event which we all enjoyed thanks so much Bec and Peter for all your hard work.


  2. who was this RUDE friend and what terrible (but i suspect hilariously witty) thing did they say??

    You are a truly talented person my friend!


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