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Thursday, December 12, 2013

'BE UGLY' Christmas Party

This year we hosted an Ugly Sweater Christmas party with some of our friends. It was a blast and I think it will become an annual tradition! Here are the fun invites we sent out...
Everyone brought a dish to share so we started the party off visiting and eating yummy food, and of course I had to do some festive desserts!
I had the pleasure of working with Kat from That Party Girl on Esty. She created the invites and all printables for the party. She was so great and was also able to create some custom signs to fit my idea to perfection!
I ordered these sweater cookies from ccSweets
They were so adorably-ugly and delicious!
Chocolate covered Oreos from Sweet Temptaions
I made a red velvet bundt cake with cream cheese icing topped with an ugly sweater
My version of a 'Nothing Bundt Cake'
I also made these incredibly easy and delicious Eggnog Ice Cream parfaits wrapped with a cute little scarf and topped with little hats. You can get the recipe here from Betty Crocker.
A little hot chocolate to help keep warm
Even the whipped cream was dressed for the occasion!

For activities we played "Reverse Christmas Charades". The way you play the game is the same way as regular charades, but instead on one person getting up and acting out the word/phrase everyone on that team except one person acts it out and that one person sitting out has to try and guess what it is.... for example one was the Christmas song "Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer" and one person acted like an old lady crossing a road and some of the other people were reindeer and ran her over. There were other things like decorating a Christmas tree, building a snowman, a mall Santa, etc.I hope that all makes sense!
This game was great because it was so funny and everyone got involved, no one felt awkward being up there. With all the excitement I kept forgetting to take pictures of everything that was going on, sorry I guess you will just have to try it yourself!
We also did a white elephant gift exchange, always a blast, and had an ugly sweater contest. 
everyone voted for the ugliest one and placed their vote in a tissue box that I covered with an old sweater
We handed out bottles of sparkling cider (since we don't drink alcohol) wearing ugly sweaters and a cute little hat for the prizes.
Winner of the ugliest sweater... so ho ho ugly!
We also set up a little photo prop station for those who wanted to pose in their all their ugliness!

The hubs and I in our ugly sweaters
I was able to find my turtle neck and retro Christmas vest at a thrift store for $5! My hubby has loved the Simpons ever since he was a kid, so I sewed one of his slippers on his sweater and hot glued on the words.
Thanks for checking out our party and hope you all have
an Ugly Little Christmas too!

2 comments:

  1. Haha! I love the idea. So cute and funny!

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  2. I have to say I absolutely loved going to this place the other night. The people that work there were trying to create an optimal dinner experience while making your choices their priority.

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