Despite not being able to find ANY ugly Christmas sweaters in time for the party, Jake and I managed to pull it out. Behold the dazzling holiday spirit before you. And, yes, Jake wore a holiday oven mitt to the party.
Check out my $4 Mrs. Claus gown from the Goodwill. I made some alterations to it by hiking up the front to show off my purple tights.
The problem with this dress is that it wasn’t that ugly — it was more Mrs. Claus glam — which broke the rules of the party. But here’s the truth: I spend most of my work week feeling like Mrs. Doubtfire…why extend the grim reality to my one wild night out on the town with my man? Glam it up, baby!
Our hosts turned it out in true ghastly Christmas style. Erik’s elegant plaid pants were so tight he couldn’t sit down all night. And Jen had so much hardware fastened to her sweater she couldn’t mix a drink without playing a Christmas carol on her chest.
This right here? It’s the true spirit of the holidays.
Kathryn didn’t have time to dress up so she was awarded the prize for the least amount of effort put into a costume. I’m sure she’s cuddled up in her new cozy sweater right now.
Jake’s oven mitt ended up serving a dual purpose: costume embellishment and festive beer cozy.
When dressing for an ugly Christmas sweater party, it’s critical for men to wear a festive vest that is at least two sizes too small. Makes them look so much tougher.
Brendan and Susan won the prize for “best” dressed couple. Jake couldn’t resist ruining their moment in the sun.
The funny thing is, I can actually see myself in Susan’s Tootsie inspired garb in about ten years.
I jumped up and started photographing one guest’s elegant white gym sock-black shoe ensemble until I was told it wasn’t part of his costume. Oops. Awkward!
Thanks for the awesome party, J & E!