Christmas in July

It’s summer time; the sun is out, stone fruit and strawberries are aplenty and the sun stays up until 10pm. As I wander down the streets of London summer vibes are in top gear and it feels ‘squiff’  for Christmas not to be just around the corner. I decided to get my Christmas on and have a little celebratory garden shindig. My favourite addition the home made reindeers – top effort by all involved! Such a good day!

Here are a few pictures and tips from yesterday from start to finish all inclusive; Pimms, paddles and pumpkin!

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Easy, cheap and effective bunting – paper doilies!

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Tip of the day: roasted pumpkin with a sprinkle of lemon juice for your next cheese platter – a hit!

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Nothing displays green and red Christmas colours more than strawberries, mint and cucumber in Pimms – delicious!

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Hello creativity! The combination of salty pretzels, marshmallowy goodness, chocolate and SKITTLES – try these, it’s a MUST!

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My Christmas favourite – ice-cream pudding. I started the day eating chocolate whilst making this, it’s how every Christmas day should start!

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Keeping the guests entertained – paddle. We got to know our neighbours a little better with the amount of times it went over the fence.

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 Merry Christmas (in July!)

It’s Christmas Time!

I do love Christmas! Here I share my family’s simple Christmas celebration and hopefully provide a little inspiration for your own Christmas table. Not all goes to plan, a very rare storm came through and we were forced under cover, nevertheless such a great celebration.

Merry Christmas and I’ll see you London!
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JoySusanna

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Photos: JoySusanna | Styling: JoySusanna