Similar to the old saying, “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings”, my new modern adaptation is: “It isn’t Christmas season without some ugly sweaters”.
To celebrate this statement in good faith, my wonderful roommates and I held an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” party. We decided this a few weeks back and made it official with a Facebook Event Page. We were very strict on ensuring everyone arrived with an ugly sweater. Phone calls, texts, and emails were sent as reminders throughout the week before the party. Many people visited Value Village for their finds, myself included. For those guests that failed to arrive without an ugly sweater, we were prepared and had some tacky snowmen stickers and adorned their existing attire with it so that they would fit right in.
We had fun decking out our condo with Christmas ornaments and a tree. Red and green jello shooters were made. To one of my friend’s disappointment, we “wasted” premium vodka on them. My excuse was that then everyone then got to share in some high class shooters. They were nonetheless a great success and ensured everyone got responsibly tipsy.
Cards Against Humanity was played. This is, by far, my favourite game of the 2000s era. The tag line for the game is, “a card game for terrible people”. Lots of laughs and cringing faces were seen. Always a good time. One of the best questions in the game is “what left that stain on my couch…”
Our fitness pole was put to good use. People needed liquid courage before it saw any action. At one point, there were 4 grown men spinning simultaneously off of it. They even spent a few moments and a few tries to choreograph the logistics and placement of where each person needed to be. Good laughs and some surprise acts for all to see.
One of best sweaters of the night was that of Tets. He spent more than $10 on his wickedly awesome reindeer sweater. Take a closer look at the photo to get the full effect of it. He even went as far to coordinate a tie with his sweater. The roomies and I ensured that we took care of the details in our attire. We had coordinated “Merry Christmas” socks. I even had my hair in an updo, as my one roommate made a very beautiful rose bun in my hair.
All in all, it was a great night. Lots of laughs and smiles and alcohol. There will probably be a repeat themed party next year.