Friday, 2 August 2013

Christmas In July 2013

Well we were cutting it a bit fine but we managed to find a night where everyone was home and on Saturday 27th July we fit in our family 'Christmas in July' celebrations.

It is not something we have always done but a few years ago when finances were even more tight than usual I looked for ways to celebrate various events and occasions without a high cost but with a lot of fun.

So our Christmas in July was born.  

Each year we decorate the table with Christmassy stuff....this year Miss 4 was responsible for this area.....and I resisted to urge to rearrange things!!

The afternoon was spent roasting turkey and vegies (in between dropping children to birthday parties and picking them up again !!) and finally dinner was served.....

and no Christmas dinner would be complete without dessert now would it...!!   And in keeping with the hot food theme I found a fantastic recipe for self saucing chocolate pudding over at Exclusively can check them out here... .

Hubby and the girls had no idea what wonderful surprise this little treat had in store for them and they were more than suitably impressed when they dug their spoons in and pulled out  a light and fluffy pudding with wicked chocolate sauce on the bottom.  We added whipped cream on top we needed more calories !!

And then as has become tradition for our Christmas in July celebrations we break out the game of Jenga.....this is the only time all year that we play Jenga (that was some strange rule thought up by hubby !!)

It is cause for great laughs and it is great as even Miss 4 can join in the game with everyone. Three rounds of Jenga were had, stomachs ached from so much laughter....and possibly from so much food!!

Jenga was packed away again til next Christmas in July and we retreated to the loungeroom for an episode of Midsomer Murders and a chance to digest our feast.

A great night of family fun......until next July ........

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