How studly does Tom look in his tacky holiday sweater?
I’m hoping you said he looks SUPER TACKY because we’re heading to the 3rd Annual CURE Childhood Cancer Association’s Tacky Sweater party and we are aiming to win the tackiest sweater contest!
CURE’s 3rd Annual Tacky Sweater Contest
I’m proud to team up with CURE again (you can read about our summer lemonade stand challenge here) to help fundraise for this amazing resource in Rochester.
CURE Cancer Association has been helping families facing childhood cancer diagnoses in Rochester, NY for the last 40 years. Whether financially, emotionally, or providing education and support, CURE’s mission is to improve the lives of children and their families coping with childhood cancer or chronic blood disorders.
All of the programs and support that CURE offers are free of charge for families, which is why fundraisers like this one are integral to continuing their programs for our community.
Tom and I are super excited to have an actual, real night out at Nosh, a sleek new restaurant in downtown Rochester. We literally have not been out on a date without our third little cherub in the 20 months since she was born.
MAMA IS WEARING HEELS AND RED LIPSTICK!
All the proceeds from this holiday event are being donated to CURE, so what better way to eat, drink, and be merry this season?
DIY Tacky Sweater and Accessories
My creative friend, Bonnie, and the Whos in Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas were my inspiration for setting out to create the glitziest, shiniest, most bedazzled outfits I could find.
I have some secrets to share for how to make the tackiest sweaters and accessories for your holiday parties.
- Dollar Tree
- Hobby Lobby
I shopped these three stores to find the perfect holiday decorations at the best prices. These headbands were 5 for $1 at the Dollar Tree. Paired up with some glittery poinsettia for under $2 at Hobby Lobby, and Cindy Lou from Whoville comes to mind.
Tom’s ode to “stockings hung on the chimney with care” was especially fun to make. The battery pack of lights add the final over-the-top, glowing touch.
These thrifted $5 heels add a perfect Grinch-y touch. I got to work with the hot glue and stuck every mini ornament and poufy red and green ball in my craft bin on there.
My favorite piece is this fabulously garish shawl, which is actually a tree skirt from the Dollar Tree. I used my hot glue gun and some bling-y garland to liven it up. What a pair we are, and all for a tremendous cause!
If you’re in Rochester, please join us for signature drinks, tasty food, and a night out to support CURE! See you there!
Check out Tom’s T.V. debut as we talk to Good Day Rochester about making these tacky sweaters for CURE.
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