Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Party 2011!

Last weekend was Jamie and Eric's annual Christmas party!  It's always a blast, but last year it snowed an insane amount of snow so we couldn't make it.  This year we are probably going to have a brown Christmas in Minnesota, but at least there will be no trouble traveling this year!

The party began as an ugly Christmas sweater party, but it's evolved to be anything-goes-as-long-as-you-show-your-Christmas-spirit.  There are even prizes for the best dressed.

I had a totally funny and fabulous costume in mind, and I thought it would be easy to pull it off. Per usual, I waited until the last minute to get started and then I had a hard time finding the materials, but I got what I thought would work.

Then I got started on the outfit, and let's just say their were tools and blood, some mine but mostly not mind. After all that, when it still wasn't coming together... I was having a Tim Gunn style "make it work" moment and I totally thought everything would pull together!

But it didn't... all the pain, no gain.

Oh well, it sounds dramatic, but it shouldn't have been! I thought it would be easy, but not in the least. And then to have nothing to show for it... geez! Maybe next year, that's why I'm not saying what it is... if you want to know and you can keep it a secret leave me a comment with your email and I'll tell you via email :)

After that, I just threw on a "as Christmas-y as I could figure out last second" outfit and went. But I had a fabulous time at the party regardless of the fact I didn't get to wear a semi-crazy outfit... because I like a good reason to dress up.



XOXO

35 comments:

Bonnie said...

It looks like such a fun time! Sorry to hear that your original plan didn't work out so well, but you look adorable. :)

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~KS said...

This made me full of Christmas cheer... looks like so much fun!!

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Dee Stephens said...

Looks cute! But then again, you always look cute!

Alexandra said...

Aw well your xmas outfit is still adorable! That's like me every Halloween haha, I always think I'll make it work aaaand it never does. And yes, the Foxy comparison I get all the time, but I quite honestly don't see it! Haha I take it as a compliment though!

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Chloë said...

Wauw your party looks like fun!

Sheri said...

Looks like a fun party, love your outfit the most! :)

Val said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. Happy Holidays.

Impulsive Addict said...

You are just gorgeous! It looks like you had a great time.

We usually get a "brown" Christmas too. =(

Lia Waroka Putri said...

Love the holiday spirit! May you have great weekend <3 x

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Mimi said...

christmas parties are always so fun! this one in particular looks like a blast! :D

i remember having an ugly christmas sweater party back in high school. ;)

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silvergirl said...

looks like a great party
i like that everyone gets into the dressing up aspect
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Jen said...

What a fun party! I love all of the festive dresses/costumes. :)

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Elle Sees said...

Oh no! Glad you made it work and had fun.

Faith said...

ahhh, that always stinks when things don't work out as we planned ... but you still looked super cute and looks like you had a fabulous time!

Kristin said...

FUN pictures girl!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Could you be any more gorgeous?! You look like a freaking model in these photos, Jenny. :)

I wish I had a Christmas party to attend. I went to one two weeks ago that was lame (I was the youngest one there, if that says anything) and then I had one that was supposed to happen last night, but it got cancelled. Blurg!

SoapyMermaid said...

looks fun. I love you all in red and white and green ;)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

everyone is having such a fun time. i love ugly sweater parties!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love parties like that!! Glad you had a great time, I laughed so hard seeing the photo of the guy as JT from SNL.

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Love your Christmas outfit and this looks like so much fun! You look beautiful! Have a wonderful holiday and Merry Christmas!

xoxo
Rachel

Imogen said...

Fun! Love the Christmas outfits. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you.

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Birgit said...

I hope you had the most wonderful christmas!
xxxxxx

Wida said...

Aww it looked so fun! I wish we had an ugly sweater party!


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Alynne Leigh said...

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Looks like you've had a faabulous Christmas! (:
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About Last Weekend said...

Wow - you look fabulous in red - you are so photogenic. Everyone is having such a great time. Happy New Year - I"m looking forward to reading loads of your blog posts in 2012!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like such a fun time!!! xo

Kristina P. said...

Ha! I would LOVE to go to a party like this. Too bad all my friends are lame.

em.me.ma said...

looks amazingly festive! <3

Marie said...

Thanks for the pictures, glad you had an awesome time!:D

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ladyQueen said...

awe pretty xmas pictures!!!

Alad said...

Good thing you had a wonderful Christmas! Everyone deserves it cause that's the spirit of Christmas. Everyone must be happy even only for that day.