So this year I decided to throw a Christmas/birthday party for John. I wanted to do something fun and entertaining. So, I figured an ugly Christmas sweater theme would do the trick. And it did. However, finding said ugly sweaters proved nearly impossible for most of us. I have since learned that there is an art to procuring an ugly Christmas sweater. One must go to a thrift store right after Thanksgiving and head straight to the women’s section to pick up the lucky sweaters.
i felt i had to embellish john’s sweater a bit…
they are just so beautiful it brings tears to the eyes… (john’s coworkers)
It was a great turnout…. a lovely mix of all sectors of our life: work friends, neighbor friends and family-friends. Thanks to costco’s array of party finger-foods, we had plenty to eat. And thanks to Jack and Captain Morgan, along with egg nog, spiced cider and vino, we had plenty to drink.
The white elephant gift exchange was a great mix of stuff some of us would actually want, to gag gifts. Made for lots of great laughs. Especially when Matt (a.k.a. Brian Boitano) got a lovely purse to accessorize his “outfit.”
I think all the parents enjoyed going to a child-less party. I know I enjoyed hosting one. Whew! Thanks to neighbor friends and a shared babysitter, my kids were well taken care of 3 doors down. They just didn’t sleep a wink, and cried till 11pm. Thats why we pay the babysitters well.
Onto more December events….. Christmas and time with the Grandparents next!