The Ugly Sweater Party wasn’t the first gathering at our house, but it was the first party. This meant we needed to clear out the dining room, rearrange some furniture, and have designated food & drink stations.
Our Ikea cabinets served as our bar. We swapped out our decorations for some drinkage and sprinkled some mini-gifts on top.
I kept the kitchen & countertops as clear as I could. I took the lemons out of my clear bowl and put some silvery ornaments in. I swapped the happy yellow towels for a red and green towel. I hung a glittery snowflake ornament I won at Friday’s cookie swap above the stove. The key is to K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Silly!
We had a wimpy radio in our kitchen that definitely wouldn’t cut it for a party. You guys know how much I looooove slacker. We grabbed one of our TV dinner trays and put a few black cloth napkins on it to dress it up a bit. The laptop and Bose speakers turned into our jukebox for the evening.
I put another food station in the other room so people didn’t have to travel all over the house just for a snack. This table had hot chili con queso dip and buffalo chicken dip along with celery sticks and tortilla chips. Those recipes will be coming soon to a blog near you…
Our shot station was actually ghetto fabulous since it was a graffiti covered shotski. No it’s not a Polish last name(shotski). It’s actually my husband’s old Public Enemy Skis sans bindings with 4 shotglasses glued to it. Shot-Ski. He’s fun & crafty, just another thing that makes him awesome 🙂
Everyone does it at the same time. Voila. Party game. Success.