The Miller family gets together every year on Christmas Eve. This is a time to eat, fellowship together, and see some people that we may only get to see once or twice a year. This year in particular, we decided to do something a little different. I wanted to try a Christmas sweater party. Parties with this theme are becoming more and more popular and I thought this would be something great to do with the amount of people that we have. The grand prize, a $15 Walmart giftcard, luxurious right?!
Andrew, Samantha & I before leaving
During this year's Miller Thanksgiving, I announced the specifics of the contest:
-You needed to wear a unique Christmas-themed sweater
(We used "Unique" in place of "Tacky" because some people achieve tacky in their normal attire haha.)
-To enter, you had to bring a can of food, that would be donated to our local outreach ministry
-You would only be judged from your neck to your waist
Upon putting this little event together, I had no idea that people would get so into it! What a great surprise! We all arrived to my Great-Aunt Jean's around 5:30pm that night. Everyone brought their dish and came ready to eat.
Some people had on their sweaters when they got their, while others didn't put on their creations until right before judging. Instead of just having one or two family members be the judges, everyone got in on the decision. I told everyone that they would be judging us on tackiness, uniqueness and overall presentation. The contestants lined up in a different room and paraded in one by one, modeling our Christmas works of art. We even had an announcer to let them know who was coming up next.
These are a few of the beautiful creations!
Samantha, Ashley & I decided to go out together as the "Stokes County Rockettes"
This was definitely a Christmas Eve that we'll never forget!
Have you ever attended a tacky Christmas sweater party? Would you ever have one with your family?