Soo last night Ando and I hosted our first ugly Christmas sweater party.
My boss was wearing a sweater yesterday, and he was joking around when I was leaving work and was all “Well, am I invited to your party?” And I said “Of course! You don’t even have to change your sweater!”
I kill myself, honestly.
In hindsight, I probably could have done better (read: uglier) in the sweater department, especially since I was hosting. But it was slim pickins in the second-hand stores and that mustard yellow gem was the best choice I saw. I originally wanted to make my own sweater, but I left it to the last minute and didn’t have time this week. Oh well, next year! I actually ended up liking my sweater quite a lot…
I told Andrew he looked like my grandpa. He just needed to be holding a rye and ginger.
Anyway, the party was a gooooood time. About 20 people showed up and our house was rammed!
It was a good mix of people; some of my high school friends, Ando’s high school friends, and a couple of our friends from college. I find it difficult to host parties where there are a bunch of different groups of friends and some people don’t know each other, but this one worked out pretty well and I feel like everrrrryone is just friends now.
Welp, let’s get to the sweaters.
My friend Fran and her fiance Shawn had absolutely beautiful matching Christmas vests.
I thought they were going to be the ugly sweater winners, until my friends Dawn and Emily showed up…
With these two hooligans in tow…
Corey on the left is no stranger to looking ridiculous, as you may remember from his 30th birthday party. Mark on the right may have trumped him though. His sweater was gorgeous and so masculine.
Corey and Emily were a seriously attractive duo in their sweaters.
But I think the award for the most hideous sweaters go to my friends Candis and Shane…
Shane’s sweater in particular looked like vomit, and the bows were a nice addition.
And we had twin sweaters!
And no sweaters…
But I was just glad they came :).
It was a good ol’ festive sweater time!
Besides the sweaters, we had some other things going on. Like the food table…
I snapped this early in the night, so I didn’t get some of the dips that were brought a bit later, but from left: goat cheese and honey dip, chips, peanut butter cookies, The Big Dipper (sour cream and salsa dip), and my friend Joanna’s caramel dip for apples.
I went to town on the food, I was running around so much after work and getting ready that I didn’t eat dinner! That is a rare occurrence for me. I was starving!
And it was my friend Dawn’s birthday at midnight, so we brought a little cake out for her.
(Bahaha, Emily’s bow)
Dawn was surprised. We are actually celebrating her birthday tonight, so I’m excited for that.
And someone found this flattering picture of me in Grade 2 and put it in the middle of the food table like some sort of shrine.
Yes, those glasses were real, though the lenses were not as thick as they look, just the frames. I do not wear them anymore, although I probably need to…
A fun night fo’ sho’!
Have you guys ever been to or hosted an ugly Christmas sweater party?
Edited to add: Which sweater is your favourite?!