My brother and sister-in-law had an ugly sweater party on the weekend and I had looked forward to it ever since receiving the text invite earlier in the week.
Saturday (aka party day) arrived and I spent the day collecting crafting tools for Christmas gifts. While I was at the thrift store, I overheard a conversation between the clerk and the customer in front of me. They were discussing bad Christmas sweater parties. I guess it’s a thing.
Anyway, the discussion was about how the shop had a few regular sweaters with a piece of garland pinned to them displayed for those shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters for parties. And about how quickly they were being sold.
So it’s a big thing.
And I thought…what a gimmick! It’s a regular sweater people!
With a cheap piece of tinsel on it!
And then I remembered the time I knit myself a pretty ugly sweater and I became inspired to wear it to the party.
So I got all dressed up in brights and bads and showed up right on time.
After a while my brother said to me, “Robyn we decided you missed the memo on the Christmas sweater thing and showed up for Halloween.”
I could only assume he and the whole guest list decided this.
“That’s ridiculous. I was a pirate for Halloween.”
“Well then you missed the memo on the bad Christmas sweater.&rduqo;
And then, everything fell into place.
“Why yes, yes I did.”
It’s really too bad he told me about the memo because I don’t think it would’ve dawned on me and I would’ve had a blissful time at the party looking all out-of-place and not knowing it. One benefit is the whole garland thing made a lot more sense.
This whole experience reminded me of the rock star party I attended the week before. I tried to be Lily Allen.