The other night our good friend Kate’s boyfriend, Paul, hosted an Ugly Sweater Party. Sues, Chris, and myself, of course, all waited until the day-of to venture out in search of appropriate gear, so it was quite an adventure with holiday shoppers, long lines, and crazy parking lots! We ended up with sweaters that we wouldn’t typically buy – especially considering they were from Gap Kids – but they weren’t sooo ugly. I actually quite enjoyed mine and I’m sure I will make every attempt to squeeze my 5’10″ self into it another time or two!
Sipping eggnog out of a moose cup! Looking like I’m 3.5 years old and drinking out of a “sippy cup”
Close-up of the shirt I made Chris! I’ll never turn down an opportunity to do a crafty project! If anyone is looking for last minute “ugly sweaters” and is having a difficult time finding something (as we were), just make your own! I took a holiday placemat from Target, cut it out in a Christmas tree shape, and added some festive garland as the outline! BOOM! Ugly sweater in no time!
Paul and Kate did a wonderful job stocking up all the food and drinks too; there were lots of cheeses, snacks, beverages, and desserts for all of us! Check out the bahhhh…Boston accent for you
Delicious cheese spread that I very well could have eaten by myself.
The perfect oatmeal, cranberry, white chocolate cookies that Sues made were a huge hit!
Katie also made a funfetti cake!!! We’re best friends for a reason, you know.
Me, Melis, and Kate
Oh, hello Santa
HOLYYYY close up, hehe. We like to model for Gap Kids in our spare time. Don’t you?
Something else you should know. There was a Yankee Swap. I won a Snuggie and it is blue. So, yes, I am now officially the owner of a Snuggie. I’m secretly (although, not so much a secret anymore) excited to have one although slightly confused by them considering it is just a backwards robe, after all. It did come with a reading light though! I need to wash it before I use it and then unfortunately, I’m sure one day a photo of me wearing it will surface on the blog, hehe
Thanks to Kate and Paul for having us. As usual, it’s always lovely to spend time with good friends, especially around the holidays!
Have any of you other bloggers posted about ugly sweater parties this year? Would love to see some photos… send us links!