Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Our Ugly Sweater Party (Year 2!)

I decided to take most of the month of December off from blogging. It's such a busy time for us and it became even more busy because Brody had to have his tonsils removed. I have lots to catch up on but I thought I would start (out of order!) with our Ugly Sweater Christmas Eve party!

We hosted this party last year for our family and it was so much fun that we decided to make it a Christmas Eve tradition. If you want to check out all of the fashion from last years party, click here.

This year I went vintage...as in, this is my mom's sweater from the 90's. ;-) Last year I made my sweater and while it was fun, it was hard to move around and pieces kept falling off! This year I went the practical route! It wasn't really ugly, but it still went with the theme! Chris wore an Elf sweater we found at Target (more stores seemed to cater to ugly sweaters this year!) and the boys wore their fair isle sweatshirts. Even Bodega got in on the fun!

My mom made her sweater. My picture doesn't do it justice but it's actually a fireplace mantle with stockings hanging from it! She won our contest and took home the ugly sweater trophy! My dads sweater is pretty awful too (in the best way, of course!).

This is Chris's step sister Shay and her boyfriend Kramer. Kramer matched my kids! I loved Shay's vest!

And this is Chris's dad and stepmom. Rodney spelled out "Papa" on the front of his sweater in cotton balls and the kids names on the sleeves in pipe cleaners. Very creative!

I failed to get everyone's picture (things got too busy!) but they all did a great job and it was so much fun!

We added a white elephant gift exchange this year too. If you're doing an ugly sweater party, I highly recommend it! It was really fun and a great way to involve everyone!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!
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