The June party is a reason to gather friends and celebrate with activities and typical foods of this cultural event. This celebration also has a specific decoration, with characteristic and symbolic elements. In this post, we’ll show you ideas on how to make a June party decoration at home, typical recipes and much more to get into the June mood!
June party in the world
Festa Junina is a tradition throughout Brazil and around the world. Originating in Portugal, the festival of popular saints takes place throughout the month of June, as the name suggests, honoring saints such as Santo Antônio, São João, São Pedro, São Paulo, among others.
The activities of this celebration vary according to the culture of the place, in Portugal, for example, it is tradition to release illuminated balloons on the night of São João. In Brazil, the party is held in an arraial environment, with activities such as the reenactment of a wedding, bonfire and old pranks.
Among the typical foods of the June festival in Brazil, corn is one of the main ingredients, which can be explained because the celebration takes place during the corn harvest season.
June party decoration
To start preparing the decoration for the June party, a great tip is to think about the materials that refer to such celebration, and, based on this selection, elaborate decoration elements made with them.
A characteristic element of the June party are the checkered print fabrics, as they refer to country clothes. These fabrics can have different colors and print patterns, and the mixture even helps to give that characteristic June look.
June party decoration.
Fabrics can be used in the decoration, such as tablecloths, cloth napkins and flags or food wrapping, bringing color and joy to the decoration.
Straw or wicker is also a very characteristic material, as it refers to the straw hats also used by rustics. This material can be part of the decoration as support for serving food. Even hats can be used as a vase for flowers or hung on the wall as decoration.
Other handcrafted materials such as wood and rope are also very welcome in the June party decoration; they refer to the farm, the garden, and make the party space cozy.
Colorful flowers are also a great element to compose the decoration of the June party. Combine different species, such as sunflower, gerbera and fleur-de-fortuna, which have vibrant colors, for an impeccable and cheerful decoration.
June party decorations
The June party has some typical elements that can be part of its decoration to make the party look like: little flags, straw hats, balloons, bonfires, scarecrows and lamps, for example.
The bonfire can be represented in the decoration of a party in June in different ways, from a small wood fire and cellophane at the entrance to the party, to the top of a cake.
June party decorations.
The flags are that essential decoration for the party’s decoration, and can be made of colored cardboard, fabrics and even newspaper, as they were used in the past. Hang the flags in the party environment, between one wall and another, so that they cover the ceiling of the space.
Using colored paper for decoration is a great idea that can easily be done at home. In addition to the traditional flags, you can include paper flowers, origami, ribbons and many other shapes. The imagination is the limit!
Include family, friends and children in the process of creating the decoration of the June party, as this makes the celebration acquire that special, affectionate touch, and the celebration becomes much more than a party, but a moment for Be together.
June party recipes
Perhaps the most anticipated part of the June festival is the typical food. In addition to being delicious, the sweets and savory items are specially prepared for this celebration, which makes them even more special.
As we have seen before, corn is one of the most used ingredients in June festival recipes and can be present in several ways. The easiest one, which still makes up the decoration, is the popcorn, which can be placed in bags, paper cones, or placed in the shape of a cake.
Decorated June party food table.
For those who want to venture into the kitchen, there are more elaborate recipes using corn, such as mush or corn cake. In fact, the cakes are another attraction of the party and can be of various Brazilian flavors, such as cornmeal, coconut or carrots. To complete, place it on a high plate and add little garnish flags on top of the cake .
Peanuts are another typical ingredient of the June festival, which can be present pure, toasted with salt , caramelized with sugar , in the peanut or girl’s foot, or in dear paçocas .
The food, when in a good mood, composes the decoration of the June party and, to emphasize this and enhance the delicacies that will be served, think about the packages according to each dish.
Decorated June party food table.
Loose snacks like peanuts and popcorn or a hot dog, which need to be in a container, can be arranged in paper bags, placed on a tray or plate, arranged in rows.
On the other hand, pieces of cake or portions of hot food can be placed in mini-packs, which add a charm to the decoration.
To differentiate between sweets and snacks, for example, instead of setting up different tables, which is the classic way, get into the June party atmosphere and set up food stalls, decorate them with little flags and signs indicating the dishes on offer.
Snack ideas for the party
Since imagination is also the limit when it comes to June party food, to guide you, choose dishes that are easy to eat, that don’t need cutlery and that remind you of childhood.
A great idea is to make mini hot dogs, which, in addition to being tasty, match the decoration of the party. But of course, snacks such as cheese bread and pine nuts are also very recurrent in this celebration.
Cold sandwiches are also a great option to have a gift at the June party, as, in addition to being versatile, they can be made from different fillings, vegetarian and carnivorous, and combined with different breads. To make it easier, prepare them the day before the party and keep them in the fridge until serving time.
Delicious sweets for the party
For the sweets of the June party, invest in Brazilian ingredients and traditional recipes, putting your touch on them. Coconuts and pumpkin candy are most welcome.
And of course, brigadeiros! For the occasion, in addition to the traditional and the kiss, spice them up with ingredients that are the face of the celebration: make paçoca brigadeiros and even corn brigadeiros! In addition to being delicious, the sweets decorate the table at the Festa Junina.
Dulce de leche also combines a lot with the June festival, and can be present as a cake topping, filling or syrup for churros, or in traditional sweets such as dulce de leche candies.
Apple of love, queijadinha and rice pudding are also traditional sweets of the June festival; delicious, there is no one who does not remember his childhood when tasting them.
June party drinks
In addition to food, the June party also has typical drinks. As this is an event that takes place during the winter, the drinks for this celebration have the difference of being hot, made to warm the body during the party, which usually takes place outdoors.
The two typical drinks of the Festa Junina are mulled wine and mulled wine, both hot alcoholic beverages, in which the alcohol is heated in a pot with spices and fruit. The main difference between them is that the mulled wine is based on cachaça and the mulled wine, as the name suggests, red wine. For the mulled wine, orange slices, cinnamon, and cloves are normally added; and for mulled wine, moreover, pieces of apple, for example.
In addition to alcoholic beverages, fruit juices such as grapes and oranges are also very suitable for the June party. To warm up the body in the cold, a great idea is to prepare hot chocolate, a favorite of many, regardless of age.
Festa Junina: time to celebrate!
Gather family, friends, co-workers, and throw your own June party! These decorating tips, decorations and typical recipes for the June celebration can be made in the apartment, in the backyard, at the office, in the park or wherever you want to party!
Also take the opportunity to go to June events in your neighborhood, organized in squares, schools, and churches. This is a great time to gather loved ones and live a fun and special time.