Christmas 07.31.14

Christmas in July! A Festive & Elegant Summer Dinner Party

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sparkling rustic holiday party tablescape

Here’s one way to enjoy the magic of the holidays without the stress of the holiday season: celebrate in the summer! That’s exactly what (social impact brand) ONEHOPE Wine did recently with this festive Christmas in July Dinner Party, which – yes – they did host in July. ;)

While this might not look like your average summer dinner party (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least), that’s actually one of my favorite things about it! I always love a clever excuse to treat guests to an anything-but-ordinary experience filled with thoughtful, unexpected details. Plus, any night of the year is a great night for all this gorgeous looking food, right? If you’re hungry while reading this, be prepared, because there are some seriously tasty looking dishes and pin-worthy food presentation ideas coming your way (colorful Roasted Beets and Lemon Cranberry Butter, I’m looking at you!).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Smooth stone place cards with each guest’s name scripted in metallic gold
– Beautiful holiday spread starring Sage Peppered Roasted Turkey + Sausage & Apple Cornbread Stuffing
– Elegant floral designs featuring lush white blooms & mixed greenery + artichoke accents
– Inspirational “thanks”, “hope”, and “dream” sentiments highlighted throughout the menus & framed art

christmas in july dinner party

rustic holiday place setting and place card rock

tall white candle centerpieces

christmas in jul tablescape

roasted butternut squash soup plating display

holiday dinner party food ideas

roasted carrot appetizer

roast stuffed turkey display for a holiday party

wooden plank board salad display

Green Eggs and Ham Appetizer

holiday party wine table display

a rustic display for writing down what you're thankful for at christmas or thanksgiving

artichoke floral arrangement

holiday pecan pie



– Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Candied Apples & Jalapenos
– Sage Peppered Roasted Turkey
– Twice Baked Baby Red Potatoes
– Deviled Eggs (Green Eggs & Ham)
– Sausage and Apple Cornbread Stuffing
– Biscuits + Lemon Cranberry Butter
– Roasted Beets tossed with Lemon Zest, Pistachios, and Goat Cheese
– Pecan Pie

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

4 responses to “Christmas in July! A Festive & Elegant Summer Dinner Party”

  1. @mweb says:

    Christmas in July! A Festive & Elegant Summer Dinner Party with @ONEHOPEWine via @hwtm_jenn

  2. @BIPRNetwork says:

    Christmas in July! A gorgeous summer dinner party featuring so much talent from the #BIPRnetwork via @hwtm_jenn

  3. Christmas in July! A Festive & Elegant Summer Dinner Party

  4. Adam says:

    From last two years, I and my friends celebrate Christmas at Julgalan in Sweden and off course, we have been booked tickets for this year also. Actually, we are waiting for that day because many of the top artists are going to perform at Julgalan ( In addition to that, after the performances and show they offers very tasty Christmas dinner.