Creative Christmas Outfits

I showed y’all Andy and I’s Hideous Christmas outfits, but we’ve got some super creative friends and I have to share their genius today!  We’ve got the prize winning creative christmas attire from Becky and Mikes Hideous Christmas extravaganza! The winners receive a coveted shake weight signed by previous years winners, ha! (The shake weight was the hottest infomercial item when the contest started years ago, thus the coveted trophy for all Hideous Chrsitmas’ to come!) And the winners are…

3rd place and winners of a deliciously dense fruit cake were the Christmas Story couples costumes: Leg Lamp and Ralphie

Christmas Costume Ideas

 

2nd place was awarded to “Jingle Balls” and “Feel the Joy”, ha!  Sadly, I did not get a good shot of the couple, but here is Claire’s cute costume along with 2 other festive ideas! Claire made her outfit out of a red snuggie! You know what I’m talkin’ about! And her husband was in red footed pajama attire with “Jingle balls” in a certain location!

Christmas Costume Ideas

 

And the grand prize winners of the shake weight trophy went to this cute couple: Stockings hung by the chimney with care and stuck Santa! I mean he had a computer in his sweater with a working fire! Oh and the bricks are red Duck Tape! Gotta love that.

Christmas Costume Ideas

Being the judge of this contest would have been super tricky. I mean what about the Christmas Wrappers! They’re adorable!

Christmas Costume Ideas

 

Or how about the host and hostess with the mostess, AKA Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Santa!

Christmas Costume Ideas

 

I was a bad picture taker. But, I did get a pic of this awesome “ginger bread” house made out of Shiner Cheer boxes by Becky herself! The chimney is a beer bottle. Genius! And the Christmas tree with Shiner bottle cap ornaments?! Love.

Ugly sweater party decorations

 

One last picture of yours truly looking hideously awesome in our head to toe Christmas gear!

Christmas Costume Ideas

 

Looking for more ridiculous ugly sweater party ideas? Here are 32 ugly sweater party ideas and DIY tacky Texas DIY Christmas sweaters!

Creative Ways to Give Groupons

Note: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

Gift giving is really fun assuming you can find the perfect gift that you know the recipient will love! (Like my mom and her annual calendar!) But, let’s face it, some folks are really hard to buy for because well, they buy everything they need and want themselves (Andy!). This is one of the reasons I love to give experiences! You know, restaurants, massages, wine tasting, vacations! Groupon makes that affordable and easy. The tricky part of giving the gift of experience with Groupon is how to make the present more than just a piece of paper. This is a 3 part series about creative ways to give gift cards and/or Groupons. First up, can you guess what kind of Groupon I’m giving my girlfriend?


Creative ways to give gift cards

 

If you guessed a work out membership, gold star or you! Now, I wouldn’t go getting just any friend a work out membership. But how fun would it be to buy 2 of the same Groupons, one for you and one for your friend, and attend the work out together?! It’s a win-win! I’ve got your creative wrapping covered. Just use this tutorial about how to embroider burlap and stitch on “pump it up”! Then you can tape the Groupon into the back little pocket, like this:

Creative ways to give gift cards

 

And I just discovered that you can buy 2 burlap canvases for $4 at Walmart! And they are great for embroidering!

Creative ways to give gift cards

 

Do you have any go to methods for giving Groupons, gift cards, or experiences? I’d love to hear!

Psst… Here’s the how to embroider burlap tutorial!

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Gift guide for everyone on your list

Note: This post is sponsored by TinyPrints, but all opinions are my own. 

I love those people that are so easy to buy for, like my mom! Every year I get her a personalized calendar with pictures of all of her kids and this year, her first grand baby! I include all of our birthdays, anniversaries and school holidays. She loves it. I’m pretty sure she would actually be mad at me if I did not give her her calendar. Then I got to thinking, personalized gifts are fun for everyone! Why not make some for everyone on your list? I’m certain you could find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at tinyprints. Here are my ideas for brothers, sisters, teachers, grandparents, and best friends.

 

Gift guide for everyone on your list

 

1. For your sister that just bought her first home: A personalized pillow (I really like these pillows and there are so many fun options!)

Gift guide for everyone on your list

 

2. For your bestie that just got married or had a baby or became an aunt: Personalized iPhone caseGift guide for everyone on your list

 

3. For your kiddos preschool teacher because we all know she needs coffee: Personalized coffee mug (filled with coffee gift card)!

Gift guide for everyone on your list

 

4. For your sweet mother in law that lives in another state and doesn’t get to see her adorable grand baby as often as she would like so now she can snuggle him whenever she wants: Custom pillow with picture of dad and baby

 

Gift guide for everyone on your list

5: For yourself, because you sit at this desk everyday and it was ugly and these make you happy: Mounted prints

Gift guide for everyone on your list

6: For your brother that just landed his first real job and got an apartment without roommates and says he likes Hobby Lobby becuase that is where he gets decorations for his house: Personalized throw blanket

Personalized gifts

 

7. For Grandma or Bubbie or Grammy who can’t choose her grandma name, but knows she loves her grand baby more than anything: Personalized ornament

Gift guide for everyone on your list