The Coolest Ideas for an Australian Themed Christmas

Aussie Christmas decoration

Christmas for Brisbane Kids is an exciting and magical time steeped in family traditions and special memories, from the annual hanging of festive decorations to the tasty treats shared with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for great inspiration for your family festivities or ways to celebrate the wonderful Australian yuletide culture, you’ll love these Aussie-themed Christmas ideas!

Do you wanna build a sandman?

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’re heading to the beach over the holidays, why not build a cool sandman like these ones found on Facebook?

Sand snowmen

Down Under decorations

For a beautiful Aussie Christmas decoration, forget holly and mistletoe and check out these awesome alternatives. We love the simplicity of this eucalyptus wreath found on Temple & Webster.

Aussie Christmas wreath

This one seen on The Kids Are All Right incorporates the stunning flowers from native Australian flowering gum trees for that authentic red and green Christmas look.

Aussie Christmas wreath

These simple gumnuts and red berries seen on flickr make a lovey Aussie-style Christmas decoration. (Just make sure the berries are not poisonous if being left near kids.)

Gumnut and berries decoration

If you’re going all out on the Aussie theme, check out these quirky thong Christmas decorations found on!

Christmas decoration

Fair dinkum print’ems!

Kids will love these cute Aussie animal candy cane holders, which are available as FREE printables from Mother Natured.

Aussie Christmas decorations

There are also FREE printable Aussie themed gift tags from Mother Natured too!

Printable Aussie gift tags

More than just another shrimp on the barbie!

It wouldn’t be an Aussie Christmas without a glazed ham and we’ve found this awesome recipe for Jamie Oliver’s Crackin’ Christmas Glaze on Yahoo7!

Jamie Oliver Crackin' Christmas Glaze

Remember to pre-order your seafood so you can make a delicious seafood platter like this one seen here.

Aussie Christmas seafood

We love the simplicity and festive colours of this beautiful layered salad that is perfect for a hot Aussie Christmas Day. Check out A Beach Cottage for a full recipe with instructions.

Aussie Christmas salad

These BBQ prawns are way more than just ‘another shrimp on the barbie’! You can find the full recipe on What Katie ate.

Barbecue prawn recipe

Kids will love these watermelon Christmas trees (seen on Pinterest) to cool them down on Christmas Day!

Aussie Christmas food

How cute are these wonderful melted snowmen cookies? Olaf + an Aussie summer Christmas = A happy snowman!! (Full recipe on My Frugal Adventures)

Christmas cookies

A must-have pav

It’s hard to think of Australian Christmas without thinking of a delicious summer fruit pavlova. Well, now you can say a big Aussie ‘ba humbug’ to anyone who thinks these sweet and refreshing desserts aren’t Christmassy enough with these brilliant ideas. You can create a beautiful Christmas wreath pavlova like this one found on The Cake Bar.

Aussie Christmas pavlova

Or why not try this simple and lovely Christmas tree decoration seen on Pinterest?

Aussie Christmas pavlova

But if you really have a craving for Christmas pudding, but can’t face it in the Aussie heat, why not try this spectacular Donna Hay recipe for a frozen Christmas pudding? Yum!

Frozen Christmas pudding

An Aussie Night Before Christmas

To get your kids into the Australian Christmas mood, why not read them a great Australian Christmas story? There is the classic ‘Wombat Divine’ by Mem Fox.

Australian Christmas book

‘Santa’s Aussie Holiday’ by Maria Farrer.

Australian Christmas book

And of course, ‘An Aussie Night Before Christmas’ by Yvonne Morrison (all available on Booktopia).

Australian Christmas book

For more ideas for an Aussie Christmas to remember, check out our 60 Christmas Traditions, and our Brisbane Kids Guide to Christmas has all the best events, activities, lights and more for you and your Brisbane Kids to enjoy this festive season!

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