I went to my aunt's place yesterday for our family holiday get together and there was an ugly sweater contest. My mom and I had a difficult time finding a regular Xmas sweater that was ugly due to so many people buying them out of thrift stores for their respective contests. So my mom and I found these green and red/burgundy matching sweaters to create ugly sweaters. We went to Dollar Tree and got the supplies and Saturday we decorated. I now think we should have just used hot glue because instead we just sewed everything on which was a pain in the ass and took forever. Also because of the sweater being so loosely knit, so many things would just fall right off afterward. We both have a naughty and a nice bird on our shoulders. Garland at the hem and a bunch of silly other things all over. I also used a big red bow on my back for a little something extra. For the contest there were two categories: Most Original and Most Decorative. Another small family had a bunch of the same things hot glued on their sweaters because they also went to the Dollar Store. My mom and I were a team however and had that going for us. The dad from the other family that looked similar to ours won for most original. (=-/) And we won for most decorative. 15 dollar gift card for Target! =)
We also just so happened to have three different families bring green bean casserole, which was pretty funny and we were going to have a contest for that just because it was funny but I guess they said they were too similar. (Mine was the best though)... And we did a White Elephant exchange which was pretty fun, more fun than the one I did at work! All in all, pretty successful!