December 15, 2014

2nd Annual Naughty White Elephant Party

It has been one crazy, sleepless, FUN week! We started with Monday which was my 26th birthday... This year I chose not to celebrate with any sort of huge party or event since we're trying to cut back on spending due to lots of Wedding expenses and so I ended up going out to share some apps and wine with Scottie that night, and the next night I had a few drinks and apps with my best girls.


Friday night, our company had its Holiday Dinner Party at Bob's Steakhouse in Downtown Austin, and like every year.. we say we're not going out walking down 6th street after, but we totally ended up downtown, walking 6th street after. I got home at 230am and was back up at 8am getting breakfast and heading BACK to work for a 9-2pm meeting. I was so tired and knew today was going to be a long (but worth it!) day.

Finally I got home around 430pm after having lunch after our late running meeting and started rushing around! Luckily I had my future sister in law and best friend who came in town about an hour before there to help me get started with everything.... Here's a little background on the White Elephant.

We had a girls night last year during the work week at my house that I wanted to make funny and do a fun gift exchange, so we started a "Naughty White Elephant" where you bring a bottle of wine and a gift $25 or under from your local Adult Shop, Spencers, or Lingerie Shop. It was a huge hit the first year only we were all hammered at 11pm on a work night, so this year we chose to move it to the weekend! First year to the left, second year to the right!

Braceface on the left // Purdy Teeth on the Right!
I was so happy to have about double the ladies we had last year, it was absolutely hysterical exchanging crazy gifts with one another. I made a big batch of gumbo and a few girls brought appetizers, we had probably over 20 bottles of wine and I only had 2 leftover at the end of the night.... successful!

I adore each and every one of these amazing ladies, and I'll let the pics do the rest of the talking! I literally laid on my couch the entire day yesterday and am STILL feelin it today from such a busy but amazing weekend! Have a great day y'all!


Trust me you don't want to see what's behind that Candy Cane ;-)
















This year, I made a Naughty Elephant Burlap Wreath... it was HYSTERICAL! 











Naughty White Elephant 2014

11 comments:

Hall Around Texas said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend! I love the gift bag that says “white elephant” – PERFECT! I’ve never seen one of those. And your red and black dress is amazing!!

Sara said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend!! love the pictures!

Kara Schwieterman said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! Love all the pictures!

Kimberly Bolden said...

Spending time with good friends is always fun whether at a house party or at fancy restaurants. Enjoy these times before you say I do!

Stephanie Cox said...

We just had a "clean" white elephant gift exchange party with my Mom group. I wanted to have fun with it and go dirty but some Moms just don't know how to loosen up. #lame

Pray Love Blog said...

This looked like such a fun time!!!! and that sangria! yummm!

J Young said...

Girls' nights are always so much fun! I'm usually not a big fan of white elephant, but this seems like a hilarious twist on it!

Heather // Rhinos to Rugrats said...

This looks like a hilariously fun party! :)

Linh Vo said...

What a great idea! Totally makes me want to round up my gfs and do this :) Looks like you had an amazing time!
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Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

ha, that is hilarious! What a theme! Sounds like such a perfect Christmas girls' get together. Too fun.

Aleshea said...

Oh, goodness that looks like a roarin' good time. What fun