Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mrs. Holiday 2008

To start off, I found my memory card for my camera on the floor with bite marks in it. As a result, I tried using a disposable camera for some pictures of this party and none of them turned out well. As a result, I stole all these photos from the host Emily.

Last week, on the 9th, my friend Emily had an Ugly Sweater and Ugly Ornament party. As you can tell by the title, everyone was supposed to dress up in an ugly sweater.

When I first heard of this party, I called my mom asking for some of her sweaters that I can totally recall that she wore 15 years ago. Yes, those sweaters definitely left an impression. She told me that she got rid of the sweater that I wanted her to send to me. I was so bummed.

In the time before the party, I thought about what I could wear. I thought about going to Goodwill, but I never made it there. In the end, I decided to wear a very old red sweater I had and put ornaments on it.

When we arrived at the party, each person who attended ended up getting their picture taken. I thought why not try to to do a silly look in the picture, since I was already looking like an idiot with the sweater. Hence, the very weird looking picture below.During the party we were told that there was going to be a contest for the ugliest sweater. Each person got to vote one person who they thought had the ugliest sweater.

Once the votes were calculated, the top three people with the most votes were announced. I was totally surprised that I was announced in the top three ugly sweaters. There were some pretty "interesting" sweaters/outfits at the party.

The top 3 had to walk the red-carpet and strut their stuff in their holiday attire. I was totally embarrassed acutally, but I figured since I had to do it I might as well ham it up.

After the top three walked the cat walk, then the the winners were announced or the 2nd runner up, 1st runner up and Mrs. Holiday 2008! Mrs. Holiday received a very special crown, a banner that said Mrs. Holiday and a great trophy.
I actually won the sweater contest! I was totally shocked because to be honest, I didn't think my outfit was that good; especially compared to some other outfits at the party. In my opinoin, the host, Emily, should have won, but she bowed out of the running.
It was a great night, with lots of fun and interesting ornaments that were unwrapped during the ugly ornament exchange.Yes, that was a homemade toilet paper roll ornament.

The ornament was on my hat.

One of my favorite ornaments was the one that Starla made. Her costume for Halloween was a "tired mom." She made a copy of that photo and framed it with Popsicle sticks and added noodles and glitter for accessories; it was perfect! Of course it was so beautiful because it had all the glitter.

It was so nice to get out of the house with out any kids and spend some time with very entertaining and fun ladies. Thanks again Em!
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John and Laura said...

that's hilarious! you look great!

Heather said...

Congrats on your award! I love the hat.

mamasteph said...

Good times! Loved your sweater idea, by the way! So creative!

Brian & Emily said...

SOOO fun! congratulations on your new title! We can't WAIT to see you guys this Christmas -- I MISS YOU! I don't know about you guys, but this whole "seeing each other once a year" thing really isn't floating my boat...

meg said...

looks like a blast, and natalie, you deserved to win-very creative and um, ugly? ;) you look really cute.

T and B said...

Congrats on winning. What a fun/creative idea for a party. I will have to log that away in my memory as an idea for a fun Christmas event.

emily said...

Wear your crown proudly Mrs. Holiday 2008!!!!

(you were a natural on the red carpet by the way...)

please tell me you wear your hat and sash often!...