2nd Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

On December 21st, we hosted the 2nd Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. It was a blast! We improved on last year – this year, in addition to a Tacky Sweater, we instituted a costume option (Jimmie’s idea). We gave out prizes, had a keg, and built an awesome Battleshots game that I’m sure we’re going to get more use out of.

This year I lucked out – I found 3 awesomely tacky sweaters at Goodwill. I managed to convince my boss that we needed to have a Christmas attire week….so I ended up wearing Christmas gear to work a LOT. It was fantastic, and I’m going to do it every year from now on. I wish I’d gotten pictures of all of my outfits, but I didn’t think through it enough. Several of my coworkers did it too, and sadly, I missed out on those pictures too. Just take my word for it – it was festive.

Christmas Spirit, Day 1

Christmas Spirit, Day 1

I did get to wear my headband from last year’s Tacky Sweater Party, and let me tell you…it was a hit. I got so many compliments (and laughs), and my cube-neighbor crowned me the “Queen of Christmas.”

Later in the week someone brought in Christmas cookies….that actually weren’t as good as they looked.

IMG_3271We started prepping for the party a week in advance. I had to make my tutu – both Jimmie and Luka helped.

Ignore the outfit. I'd been walking.

Ignore the outfit. I’d been walking.

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The day before, I painted my nails….

IMG_3293…the boys did some target practice….

IMG_3291And then it was here!

Last year I went all out on the food, so this year I scaled WAY back. The menu:

I also put out some baby carrots and a few oreos for extra snacks. Everything was great, and everything got eaten…double win. Not having leftovers is a plus. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any food pictures.

In fact, I was a little lazy on the pictures. We had a great time, so I’ll just leave you with these.

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Bandmates, reunited!

Bandmates, reunited!

One of our two Christmas trees!

One of our two Christmas trees!

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Photobombed by Santa

Photobombed by Santa

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Our homemade Battleshots!

Our homemade Battleshots!

Bathroom Messages...

Bathroom Messages…

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And finally….yes, I’m almost 30. Yes, I still leave cookies for Santa, and carrots for the reindeer. And yes, Jimmie ate them. He’s a prince. If you don’t believe me, check out the awesome book stack he gave me for Christmas…

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Plans are already underway for the 3rd Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. You won’t want to miss it!

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