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 looking for great inspiration for your family festivities or ways to celebrate the wonderful Australian yuletide culture, you’ll love these Aussie-themed Christmas decorations and ideas!
Australian Christmas Decorations
Instead of a traditional holly and ivy Christmas wreath, consider a wreath incorporating stunning flowers from native Australian trees. Below is a wreath featuring flowering gum trees for that authentic red and green Christmas look but we also love the look of yellow wattle wreaths. You can buy these online completely finished from places like Etsy or head to Spotlight Australia for their Christmas wreath DIY packs.
Australian Christmas Craft
Kids will love this cute Aussie Gumnut people thanks to Australian blogger Mother Natured. She has tons of Australian theme crafts on her website so if craft is your thing, head over to her website for more.
If you’re going all out on the Aussie theme, check out these quirky thong Christmas decorations found on childcarelounge.com! Achieved by buying baby sized thongs for a couple of dollars from Kmart and then spray painted with Christmas colours.
Christmas Colouring In
When heading to a Christmas get-together with friends and young children, do yourself a favour and download and print our free Australian Christmas themed colouring-in sheets.
Aussie themed food
Aussie-themed gingerbread house, anyone? This Aussie-themed ute is sure to put an Australian spin on what is traditionally a gingerbread house covered in snow. Pretty easy to make – just draw out your pattern first not unlike building a ginger bread house.
It wouldn’t be an Aussie Christmas without a pavlova adorned with seasonal fruits like cherries, perfect for a hot and humid Christmas day- we love this one from Delicious. Don’t be intimidated by the complex decorating you see here because you need lots of whipped cream and some berries and you have a masterpiece! WE like the pavlova recipe on the Taste website.
Prawns are a Christmas staple in Australia, the biggest decision is not whether to have prawns but how to have them! Whether you eat them ice cold with a beer or have them on skewers, make sure you get in early to get your Christmas seafood.
Watermelon Christmas Trees
Watermelon is starting to go out of season at Christmas, but you will be able to make the most of this wonderful fruit at Christmas parties prior as your go-to “bring a plate”. Perfect for kindy and end-of-school break-ups where you could pair with star shapes Kiwi Fruit. We found this version on Serendipity and Kate.
Frozen Christmas Pudding
But if you really have a craving for Christmas pudding, but can’t face it in the Aussie heat, why not try this spectacular recipe for a frozen Christmas pudding from Delicious?
If you haven’t found this Australian series yet then you will be thanking us forever. Diary of a Wombat is one of the funniest laugh-out-loud kids books you will ever read both for the illustrations but also the storylines. Christmas Wombat is an equally endearing Christmas version of this popular series. You can get this book at any good Australian bookstore.
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!