Adult Advent Calendar


02/12/2012 by Katrina

Last year I bought a cheap cardboard advent calendar. You know the one which you open the numbered door each day as you counted down to Christmas. There were no lollies or treats, just a picture of a lamp or a donkey. But strangely it was still fun and I think that stemmed from my childhood when my brother and I would take it in turn each day to open our advent calendar and eat the choccie hidden inside. So much excitement and a real treat! It is memory-making stuff.

This year I wanted to do something a bit more creative, but being around report writing time I couldn’t spend too much time making it. What is something that Kirk and I enjoy, that is fun for adults, which will suit this sweltering hot time of year in QLD….? A Beer Advent Calendar! Derr.

Adult Advent Calendar


Kirk and I went down to the local bottlo and picked out a range of unusual beers, one for each of the 12 days of Christmas (24 days/24 bottles of beer seemed like a bit of an overkill and it would be expensive). I made little numbered flags to go with each bottle and whala (Aussie version of voila) – it was done!Adult Advent Calendar

I realise it’s not the most healthy option, but hey, it is Christmas and you gotta be a little bit flex. I am looking forward to getting down to the final countdown and sharing a nice cold bottle of unique beer with my favourite person this festive season.

Do you have an advent calendar this year? Please share what you did in the comments!


P.S. For those following a starch-free diet, the starch in beer ferments and we have tested a few beers and it hasn’t given Kirk any back troubles or AS outbreaks. BUT everyone is different, with different sensitivities, so make sure you test it out on yourself first. It would suck to suffer with pain during the holiday season all because of your advent calendar!


3 thoughts on “Adult Advent Calendar

  1. Isabel says:

    Hi Katrina my daughter has As as well, what will you be serving Christmas day as I don’t want to tempt her with starchy food, we are vegetarian(eat seafood)? Cheers

    • Hi Isabel,
      We are from QLD so it is hot here on Christmas Day. We will probably get some prawns, oysters and ham from the butcher – we usually eat salad with this and lots of mangoes! I will make some of my GF Nut Crackers to go with a dip that I’ll make myself. I’ll definitely be making a Christmas Cake that I got from another site, which I will post the details on my next blog post. Sometimes we have a roast and we’ll have it with cauliflower garlic mash, carrots, apple sauce, broccoli, mushrooms, grilled eggplant and zucchini, etc. No potatoes, peas or pumpkin though. That is about as far as I have gotten so far. I’ll go through my recipes and pick out some yummy desserts too! Hope that helps 🙂

  2. Isabel says:

    Thanks Katrina, we live in Perth so a hot day for us and seafood will be on the menu. I am interested in the Christmas cake. Do you have any recipe’s for bread sticks, this is my daughter’s craving and makes it difficult to stay starch free, therefore she is in constant pain….at this stage we are unsure if starch free will work for her as she finds it difficult to stay with the diet….glad it works for Kirk…if he is able to give some guidance I would love to hear from him.


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