This year, I’ve been on a roll with hosting blogger events, with 2 blogger brunches under my sleeves and a first inaugural Ugly Glam Christmas Sweater Party. The concept of the party was to put on your ugliest Christmas sweater and glam it up. Everyone did such a great job glamming up their sweaters.
To be honest, this wasn’t my idea at all. At the Blogger Babes Who Brunch event that I hosted, I somehow got suckered into planning this. I guess that says something about my planning skills!
2015 has been such a great year and this party was a way to end it with a bang! Getting together with a bunch of local bloggers in an effort to connect, reflect, and project was just what everyone needed. We played games, drank champagne, and ate some of the most delicious food.
My wonderful co-host Jhéanell came up with the idea of having a Christmas Ornament relay race. It was a super unique idea and something that I personally would have never thought of. It was a great way to break the ice and get everyone mingling.
Our taco bar was provided by Chilangos Mexican Restaurant. And let’s not forget about that dip. I think the dip was the best 7-layer dip I’ve ever had in my life, and it had guac. The food was definitely a hit!
After playing the first game and stuffing our faces with yummy tacos, we played Two Truths and A Lie. This was my favorite game because it gave everyone a chance to learn something personal about everyone else in the room. A lot of times, bloggers only know things about other bloggers by what they read on their blogs and never get to know them on a deeper level. We see each other at events but never get to know each other personally because our lives are so busy. This is one of the main reasons why I started hosting the Blogger Babes Who Brunch events in the first place.
At the end, Jhéanell asked everyone to share their goals for 2016. It was so amazing how much everyone was willing to be open and honest with their goals.
All in all, our first Ugly Glam Christmas Sweater Party was a hit! I can’t wait to do it again next year!