How to Host the Perfect Aussie Themed Christmas
Christmas is the biggest holiday on any Brisbane Kid’s calendar and from the family get together to the almighty Christmas lunch – there are just so many wonderful things that combine to make Christmas such a memorable day.
If you are lucky enough to host Christmas this year, why not consider having an Australian theme? After all, there are only so many “Winter Wonderland” years you can have! But don’t worry, I’m not talking about a thong and sarong type of party. It is Christmas after all, so I appreciate it has to look beautiful!
Below are some quick, simple ways to really enhance an Aussie themed Christmas Day.
A Chic Colour Theme
As you pull out the Christmas tree, thoughts usually wander to what colour scheme you might have this year. No doubt you will want it to look magical but also very chic and if you are going with the Australian theme then the classic green and gold combination is perfect! Think glass (or plastic) green and golden baubles, lots of golden tinted fairy lights and with the traditional green tree your already halfway there! To make the look extra authentic you could even incorporate those colours into your gift wrapping!
The Aussie Themed Christmas Gifts
Now for the gifts! If you are entertaining the masses and your family like to keep gifts low key or you do more of a “secret santa” idea, you could incorporate this idea too! Why not give everyone a list of some ideas including: a beach umbrella, a small esky, beach toys, pool toys, bbq tools, Australian puzzles or books, recipe books or a native plant? And for the kids, things like Australian-themed toys or puppets, Aussie stuffed toy animals, Ugg boots, a tent, camping gear, swimming togs or a gift card to the local zoo or theme park!
Food, Glorious Food!
Oh, the food! There is always an incredible amount of food! Some Australian-themed foods are obvious winners at Christmas like prawns, pavlova and Lamingtons but why not mix it up and re-invent some of our amazing favourites, such as macadamia and mango ice creams or the classic (and very easy) hamburgers with beetroot and pineapple! That’s about as Aussie as you can get!
Fun and Games
What’s Christmas without some fun and games, especially as they are always a really easy way to keep everyone entertained and the little ones (or the oldies) out of mischief? You could do a “pass the parcel” and inside each layer have Australian jokes or riddles or you could make bon bons and fill each one with funny Australian key rings – something silly but worthwhile! Why not set up some games like Two Up or backyard cricket or even have an Australian Quiz with the winner taking home a meat pie pack or something similar in the Aussie theme?
Aussie Themed Christmas Fun for Kids
Kids love getting into the Christmas spirit – especially if they can get a little crafty and messy. Here are a few fun Aussie Christmas activities the kids could really get their hands into.
Christmas Thong Decorations
Whilst you go about putting together the elegant fairy-lit green and gold centerpieces, the kids may have a ball creating some quirky Australian thong decorations like these ones found on childcarelounge.com. Some simple crafting for them and maybe a fun gift idea for any guests?
Let’s face it, for most of us in Australia, the only white stuff we’re going to see this Christmas is sand. So if you have a sandpit in the backyard why not encourage the kids to build a Sandman instead – like these ones found on I’m Ash?
Aussie Animal Candy Cane Holders
Kids will love these cute Aussie animal candy cane holders and will no doubt be kept busy with scissors and sticky tape as they create them. You can get the FREE printables from Mother Natured.
Our great country is one to be proud of and our Australian traditions can be a lot of fun to play with at Christmas. This year, why not consider going all out and put together an amazing, Aussie themed Christmas of your own?
To continue the Aussie theme this Christmas, download some of these gorgeous Australian Animal Colouring Sheets for the kids. And for the child who has everything, be inspired by these 90 present ideas that are a little bit different.