Wednesday, January 23, 2008

We're a tacky bunch! (and not so Wordless Wednesday)

Last night I was the host for our monthly Mommy's group get together. I thought it would be fun to make it a themed event. And what better theme then a tacky sweater contest. Everyone's job, should they chose to accept it, was to track down the worst, ugliest, tackiest sweater they could find. So the ladies were off to Goodwill, resale shops, and even their mother's closets to see what they could find. I myself found 2 that I couldn't decide between. There was the gaudy multi-patterned 80's throw back or the flashy-bling-bling-gold and silver-sequence-jeweled with attached shoulder pads 90's mess. I contemplated which was worse, and which one I might be able to survive the evening without passing out from heat exhaustion. Either way it was going to be an evening to remember and I have the photos to prove it.

First we have Emily modeling the ever so lovely harvest-themed cardigan sweater which is adorned with pearls and strange looking pumpkin faces. We couldn't determine whether the red things were strawberries or lady bugs. Either way it was a disaster. Funny enough, 3 other mommy's said they saw that one at Goodwill and almost bought it.

Next we have the beautiful preggers Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry sporting her pot holders sweater vest - handmade (but not by her!) It was on loan from Amanda. I must say she looked the cutest and I can see her making that style a come-back. Not a bad maternity look at all.

Then you have myself representing the ever so classy and ever so shiny sweater as explained above. The other sweater I didn't wear I loaned to Shannon as shown in the group picture. The other orange and pink color block sweater being represented by Misti reminded us of some sort of lollipop or dreamsicle treat. We had to keep her a safe distance from Beth to avoid any type of drooling or licking. Right, Beth?!?!

And the final show stopper of the night belongs to Amanda. She looks as if she's ready to go to a Mardi Gras party, or to the boats to play some slot machines, or possibly the local Bingo hall, and maybe even some cruise wear. And notice the beautiful shoulder pads. It wouldn't be a true tacky sweater without those. Cause you know all women want to look like football players. Am I right?! I also just found out there is an article of clothing called a dickey. And contrary to how the name sounds, it's a mock turtleneck, imagine that. Neckey would have been a better term for it if you ask me.

Well, as you can see Amanda was awarded the ultimate title of Tackiest Sweater and received the Grand Champion ribbon. When the votes were cast it ended up being a tie between myself and her, but since I picked out the ribbon I wanted it to go to another deserving sweater contestant. And for her to be wearing something called a dickey - that in itself was deserving of an award.

We had such a fun evening together. So much fun that one of the expecting moms went into labor and delivered her baby this morning at the hospital. Must have been from all the laughter.

I am looking forward to our next themed event. Any suggestions?

And for other Wordless Wednesday's that might actually be what they're supposed to be click here. Being wordless is so over-rated!


  1. Oh, how hilarious! I loved it - and had a blast! Thanks for hosting, Lynette and great idea!

  2. Nice theme! And I love your sweater...and you look great on it!

  3. That looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for stopping my mine.
    Happy WW.

  4. That is such a great idea- you all look fabulous in your ugly sweaters!


  5. What a brilliant idea for a theme party! I will have to remember that.

    Happy WW

  6. What a great idea! It looks like you guys had so much fun!


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