A nd all through your place,
Y our perfect party clothes were put away without even a trace.
Y our guests will drink cranberry cocktails and craft,
W hile wearing sweaters that are zany and daft. Read more...
And all through your place,
Your perfect party clothes were put away without even a trace.
Your guests will drink cranberry cocktails and craft,
While wearing sweaters that are zany and daft.
Put on your ugly holiday sweater and get ready to PARTY Whether you re planning your own wacky celebration or contributing to someone else s festive affair, here are the most deliciously ugly (in a good way ) ideas for making Christmas merry. Dress up in a crazy Poinsettia Poncho. Serve easy-to-prepare eats and drinks like Strawberry Santa Hats and Jingle Bells Sangria. Play a game of Candy Cane Pickup. You re ready to go: just set the date "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-07-18
- Reviewer: Staff
The Shays, who cofounded the marketing agency Shay Design, have graciously prepared a “field guide” to all things ugly before Christmas: sweaters, drinks, games, accoutrements, etc. The creative couple throw their annual party to raise funds for a family in need, but such parties can merely raise fun, too. The gala starts, of course, with the ugly sweater; for those who don’t have one, they offer ways to uglify apparel from the closet or thrift store—glued garlands for humans and pom poms for pups. They start with the menu to whet your appetite for throwing this party of marked hideosity. The food, including an ugly sweater cake, can be washed down with spiked drinks, such as grinch punch. The “hideous projects” look easy, but the cozies require real work, including crocheting, knitting, and hot-gluing. Except for the sewing projects, the directions are rarely explicit: buy a box cake, “crank up funky music,” arrange items in a pyramid. The games promote seasonal silliness. Toni Albrecht’s photos properly elevate the endeavor to tacky and fun. (Aug.)