Oh, only when it’s legit. Like in Dirty Santa! Or more specifically, Ornament Swap Time!
For the past three years, Stephanie has invited me to her ornament swap (since I was an intern at the magazine). And I’ve not been able to make it But on this, the 10th anniversary party, I knew I had to be there. And whenever someone tells me Dirty Santa is involved, I usually get the wrong idea and agree to be there with jingle bells on.
When I first arrived, Steph put me to work in the kitchen—making me feel right at home! And even better, she set me up mixing mimosas. Now we’re talking. On the menu: breakfast for dinner. There was breakfast casserole (crescent rolls, sausage, cheese and eggs, I think? Need to get a recipe), pimiento cheese and biscuits, chocolate mint cookies, fruit salad, mimosas and cider. It was all awesome!
I had a little bit of it all.
Stephanie’s condo is so cute. I love these wall hangings:
For my ornaments, I chose something I thought others might want. (Hey! I wanted to incite a jealous rage.) I almost thought about buying one of these big-ass ornamental balls and showing up with it, acting all confused.
Instead, I went with these cuties from Cracker Barrel.
I almost ended up with these sweet little guy:
We ended the party the only way we knew how.
Steph knows how to work it.
As does Jen.
This all reminded me of the SNL Shake Weight “commercial.”
Have you ever attended an ornament swap? How dirty are you when it comes to dirty Santa? And spill it—have you tried out the shake weight? Did you feel as nasty as I did shaking it out??