The Macs

Friday, December 16, 2011

a very tacky christmas

We have always hosted an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party for our small group. This was our fourth year. But thanks to a new couple in our group, I'm pretty sure the theme has changed to "A Very Tacky Christmas".  Most of us just threw on an old Christmas sweater or sweatshirt, but last year this couple created their own outfits...complete with red spray painted boots. It was awesome. This year they sent out a text saying we better bring our A-game. So we had to step it up a notch.

Here we are...A Very Tacky Christmas 2011. Joel and I brought back the turtlenecks. My outfit was all too familiar...something I probably would have worn back in junior high...maybe not the Christmas motif but definitely the turtleneck and baggy shirt. I had some red and white stripped rudolph the red nose reindeer knee-high socks on too. I even embellished Joel's turtleneck for him. Doesn't he look cute?

And here is the rest of the group. The super creative couple was dressed as a Christmas tree and present. Cute. We have such a fun time together and we are so thankful for each one of these couples. And I am sure they are thankful I am putting their pictures on my blog! :)

This year we went to a Japanese grill for dinner and then met back at our house for dessert and white elephant gifts. That meant we actually had to wear our outfits out in public. We made a lot of people smile. 

And we had the best cook (I forget what they are actually called). He was funny. And he was even more than happy to pose for pictures.

The Christmas celebrations have begun! Hope you are having a wonderful week preparing for Christmas and celebrating with your friends and family. Happy Friday!


Blogger Amanda said...

Your husband could SO be Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! :)

December 16, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

oh my goodness, these were SO funny! I think this looks like a blast.

December 16, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Hahaha! So awesome.. Joel is definitely ROCKIN' the turtle neck!!

December 16, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I LOVE that you wore them out! So fun and funny. Great small groups are one of God's best gifts, I'm convinced. We love ours.

December 16, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Ruth Abel said...

Your husband's outfit wins the cake. So funny! What a great party idea. Loved that you wore them all out to dinner!

December 16, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Note to self... must do a tacky Christmas party with friends next year. And must go out to eat in our tacky outfits. Love that!!

December 16, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Auntie EM said...

There is nothing better than spending time with friends and/or family to laugh make memories enjoying the holidays and the joy of the season. The sweaters are awesome.

December 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love that y'all also wore your outfits to dinner!!!
Looks like a lot of fun & such a good idea!

December 16, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous tami said...

he is our FAVORITE chef there! he always remembers our family (we might be a little hard to forget???).

i can't WAIT to show my 13 year old the pic of his favorite hygienist!!! ;-)

December 17, 2011 at 5:50 AM  
Anonymous Ellen Dunaway said...

Looks like a really fun evening! My daughters are contemplating switching things up next year and rather than hosting an ugly sweater party, doing a "wear your tree skirt party"! Doesn't that sound fun?

December 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I hate to say it, but all of you look like people I've seen in the stores here in Minneapolis, and they're NOT going to Tacky parties!

December 17, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! Too cute!

December 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he he!
for next year's A-game ;)

December 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Mrs. H said...

Fun Fun!! And I don't think he does, but it looks like your hubby has an earring :)

December 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your outfits are great! What a fun night. I loved our ugly sweater party this year too, such a fun night with great friends.

December 19, 2011 at 9:06 PM  

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