Today we’re heading up to Park Slope, BKLYN to visit my brother and sister-in-law and attend their 3rd annual Holiday Hangovers and Leftovers party. Last year’s party was a huge hit, and this year’s Evite promises “holiday favorites from Christmases past — moldy fruitcake, sticky sugarplums, past-its-prime eggnog and enough cookies to make you fit into Santa’s suit.”
My favorite part of the evening is the bad gift exchange — everyone brings the weirdest/ugliest gift they received for Christmas this year and regift it to another attendee. Nick and I received only excellent gifts this year (lucky for us, but unlucky for our popularity at the party!); fortunately my lovely friend Cat “donated” a miniature Precious Moments knock-off nativity set to the cause. I can’t wait to see what we get in exchange. (Last year Nick got a “gum by numbers” art set. Like paint by numbers…. but you have to chew different colored gum and stick it on the picture where that color goes. Um, ew.)
This year, there is a new twist to the festivities: bonus points for anyone who wears an ugly Christmas sweater! Well, I prefer to look cute, so I’m going to pass on this one, but hopefully the creepy nativity set will make up for it.