Ugly Sweater Party

Did you have a fun weekend full of festivities?  I don’t think most people are DIY-ing much this week.  It’s the season to simmer in social situations and over-use the words “Twis” and “Twas.”  The time to enjoy ourselves has arrived.  And I plan on it.  Sorry if you’re disappointed that you won’t be seeing any walls come down in the next two weeks.  It’s time to party like it’s the year 01 AD.  I love Christmas.  I love parties.  Always awesome.  Always rockin.

You are virtually invited to re-live:

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

The theme for our decorations were Winter Wonderland inspired.  It started to look like a baby shower for a boy with all the blue and white.  It’s a boy!  …Too much? Waiting for lightning to strike.

Ugly Sweater Party

Aaron and Addi were my little elves.  I left all the decorating up to them.  They went to the party store and came back with all kinds of things.  Paddles, confetti, fake snow, and snowflakes.  They figured it would tone down the baby shower feel.  Never let a man go to the party store without a specific list and/or a wife.  Expect to have next month’s grocery budget spent.  Not what I expected…

Ugly Sweater Party

He had fun.  So I’m not mad.

Ugly Sweater Party

Wonderland-y enough?

Ugly Sweater Party

The spread of taco soup, veggies, guac, and green goodness equaled our daily calorie intake.

Ugly Sweater Party

The furries, of course, had their uglies on.

Ugly Sweater Party

I completely blew this photo.  My Nikon D70 is on its way out. (The battery won’t stay charged enough to auto focus.  Boo you whore.)  I can’t WAIT for Christmas ;-) 

Ugly Sweater Party

So here’s a better picture of their sweaters!

Ugly Sweater PartyAaron and Reggie.  Always matching.  Always cute.

Ugly Sweater Party

Eric, never disappoints.

Ugly Sweater Party

KayDee & Santa-Aaron.

Ugly Sweater Party

Reggie and Sara, adorbs.

Ugly Sweater Party

Reggie was on a significant amount of Tramadol.

Ugly Sweater Party

What a hunk-husband-clause.  I’m really bummed about my sweater.  I ordered a sweater with a cat-wreath on Etsy.  They guaranteed it would be here by the time of my party.  It wasn’t here :(  Good thing I was prepared with a back up.  I still have a cute family.  So the day is saved by two hairy children and a bearded husband.

Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater Party

Kamjo, J-Park, and Ellie-Bellie.

Ugly Sweater Party

The winners of the awards:

Ugly Sweater Party

Have you had your Christmas parties yet?  Have any outrageous traditions?  Tell me all about it!

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  • Cousin Caitlin

    Someday, I want to come to one of yours and Aaron’s sweet parties. You look like you’re having a blast!

    • Cousin Caitlin

      Also, I love the brothers’ sweaters :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

        I don’t know what it is about felt, but they LOVE wearing their little felt outfits. They loved it at Halloween, and they loved it again. I should dress them up more often lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      We’ll make sure to throw a party next time you are in town so you can come :)

  • mk_marie

    this is cute, I’ve always wanted to have an ugly sweater party!

    Oh! and in case you’re interested, it’s not really a blog but I still have stuff I’ve done on there.

    http://mkmarie.wordpress.com/

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Lady, you are TALENTED! I especially love the infographic. After the holidays when we start diving into a plan for the blog redesign, I’m getting in contact with you. Your work is amazing :)

      • mk_marie

        Thanks girl, drop an email whenever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/henrietteh Henriette Hoel

    Oh, how cute – I want a ugly sweater party as well (especially liked Ellie-Bellies outfit!)

    The ladder you use in the stairs (looks so scary!), is it for stairs, or do you just use a normal one and put it there? We really need something to reach the area over our stairs!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Kami just got a little girl shirt/dress for Ellie’s outfit lol. The ladder we’re using for the stairs is a Little Giant knock off. It has a hinge system at the top, so you can either unfold it to be a really long straight ladder. Or you can bend it to have it be a normal ladder. It has worked pretty well for our projects so far. Still scary over the stairs. You couldn’t pay me to climb up there.