Monday, 4 June 2012

Ugly Jumper Party

It's decided.

A huge thankyou for all of you that made suggestions for a costume theme for my 25th Birthday Party in this post.

I liked all of your suggestions, especially the idea of Uniforms (Unicorns?) or a Japan theme.

Pondering my theme whilst in a dull meeting at work, I realised the answer has been in front of me all along!

At work we have an absolutely lovely middle aged man(ager) T who wears unique woollen jumpers with his suit pants every.single.day. Usually they are 3 sizes too big, have a giant knitted cowl neck in a contrasting colour, or have a knitted button feature on the sleeve. (Yes.)

Sometimes I have a bit of a giggle to myself, imagining that his wife knits them and he has to wear them to work so as to not to offend her.

And then it hit me- an Ugly Jumper Party! (Thank goodness T doesnt read this, and isnt close enough for me to invite to the party. He is a very nice man, just has some dorky jumpers.)

It's easy to organise for my guests- every Op shop has atleast one treasure, they will be warm (no bikini parties for a mid-June birthday!), and has potential to be quite amusing!

Here are some treasures I have found on my quest-

I am very afraid of the Terror Fish


I'm sure my Mum had me wear one of these in the mid 90's. Source

You just know the creator debated on the collar- and if it was too much? I think that ship sailed when you put flamingoes in Santa hats
My Mum would call this one 'snazzy'
Isnt this one perfect for your autumn wardrobes, with the beautiful colours? What do you mean, it's not?
For some reason, this one cracks me up. I think its the joyous skiing splits the character is doing on the right, or maybe just the bright colours. Or is it that if my father was to design the Winter Olympic uniforms, he would most definitely pick this. And would see nothing wrong with it.
Do you think this is a theme people would enjoy and could get really into?

33 comments:

  1. Perfect theme. Easy for people to buy for too. I always laugh at those hideous Christmas jumpers. Kath and Kim surely have some inspiration too.

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    1. Thanks Klara! Kath and Kim are my inspiration for all things style, lol.

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  2. Hahaha! Absolutely love this theme! You have found some gems online.

    I had a penchant for horsey / equestrian jumpers growing up...hot!

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    1. Ps: I still use the word snazzy! There are times it's the perfect description!

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    2. I do too, I think the word snazzy is underrated. I had horsey jumpers too, lmao! One even had a tassley knitted tail on the horse!

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  3. That is the best theme idea ever!! I love it! Perfect for winter too as you said. You so have to show us all photos of the party!

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    1. Thanks Miss Kira! If the photos are publishable, you will see them lol

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  4. lol this theme is hilarious!!

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    1. Thanks kerkerm stay tuned for pictures!

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  5. Oh wow, I love it! I don't think it's silly at all, it's so awesome I want to come!

    Maybe I can just go shopping for an ugly jumper and wear it anyway :-)

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    1. I'm giggline thinking of you at home wearing a knitted monstrosity!

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  6. This theme is GOLD!!! lol I love it. We have a "matching tracksuit" party coming up too... both should be equally as ugly lol.

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    1. MATCHING TRACKSUIT! Well, next years theme is organised.

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  7. Haha! These jumpers are absolute classic!

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    1. They do have a certain grace to them, don't they. Lol

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  8. I love this idea and best of all people will be able to stay warm! You certainly managed to find a lovely array of ugly jumpers, I am quite partial to the flamingos!

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    1. I'm partial to the flamingoes too, but am wondering what they have to do with the Christmas theme the jumper is going for?!

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  9. Awesome theme, I wish I could go! This post had me giggling at all the ugly jumpers, I think it'll be a hilarious party :) xx

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! There just may be an opportunity coming up soon where you can be a definite part in the ugly jumper party...stay tuned!

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  10. Kath & Kim would love these jumpers! Amazing!!

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    1. Kath & Kim would wonder how I broke into their wardrobes.

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  11. Love the idea, I want to rock the ski one :)

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  12. Finally, a sensible theme for a dress-up party in winter! I love it and I look forward to seeing the photos! :)

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    1. Hopefully there are some fit to publish Tully!

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  13. Hahahahaha oh the theme made me laugh - perfect for a party! Hopefully everyone will dress tizzy, too.

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    1. TIZZY!
      Love it. I'm putting that one in the daily vocabulary.

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  14. Great idea!! Are you going to call it ugly sweater party?? Does anyone have ideas how to describe the party?

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  15. thanks for sharing.

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