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Christmas Party - Kid Games and Ideas November 27 2017

Simple Machine Science for Kids: Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen by Buggy and Buddy

Whenever I  invite my kids to participate in science experiments, my main goal is NOT to make sure they master a set concept, but simply to allow them to explore the activity in their own way. Giving this freedom to children inspires them to make predictions and critically think about the world around them in a pressure-free setting.  

We don’t really get snow in our neck of the woods so we have to create our own imaginary snow activities~ like our indoor snowy toy car ramp, or like this activity- launching ping pong ball snowmen!

 

Ping Pong Ball Snowmen

Materials for Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen

  • Ping pong balls (Optional: Draw snowmen faces on the ping pong balls with Sharpiesto make this science activity winter themed!)
  • Wooden yardstick
  • Something to use as a fulcrum (Examples: coffee can, large wooden toy block, a log, or a brick )
  • Small plastic cup
  • Strong tape (like packing tape or masking tape)
  • An open space to do the activity (like your yard or a nearby park)
  • Optional: Paper and pencil for science journaling 

 

Procedure

1. Tape a plastic cup to one end of the yardstick. (We started off with just a few pieces of tape, but soon realized we needed to add quite a bit more to keep the cup from flying off the yardstick. Really tape that baby down with some strong tape.)

 

Building a lever from a yardstick

 

2. Grab your ping pong ball snowmen, your yardstick (with cup attached) and whatever you’re using as the fulcrum (in our case a coffee can) and head outside. Find an open space (like your yard) to set up your activity.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)~ Buggy and Buddy

 

2. Place the yardstick over the coffee can (or whatever item you’ve found to use as the fulcrum).

 

Building a lever from a yardstick

 

3. Put a ping pong ball snowman into the cup.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)~ Buggy and Buddy

 

4. Give the snowman a little pep talk before his launch.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)~ Buggy and Buddy

 

4. Push down on the opposite end of the yardstick quickly (with either your hand or foot) and observe what happens to the ping pong ball.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)~ Buggy and Buddy

 

5. Allow plenty of time for children to explore launching the ping pong balls. Optional: Encourage children to record what they are noticing in their science journals. Younger children can illustrate what is happening with simple pictures. 

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)~ Buggy and Buddy

 

6. Depending on the age and interest of your child, introduce the terms lever and fulcrum. (A lever is basically a stick or rod that uses a pivot point or fulcrum to move something. In this case the yardstick is the lever, the coffee can is the fulcrum, and the lever is moving the ping pong ball.)

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)- Buggy and Buddy

 

7. Invite your child to observe what happens to the ping pong ball when changing the position of the fulcrum. Older children can use the markings on the yardstick to record the location of the fulcrum in their science journal and how each location affects the distance the ping pong ball travels.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)~ Buggy and Buddy

 

This activity can be a great learning experience for any age! Theo at 2 years old had a blast launching his ping pong ball snowman! He felt proud being able to set up the activity on his own and gained experience with cause and effect.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)- Buggy and Buddy

 

Lucy, age 5, was determined to see how she could set the lever up to get the ball to go the furthest by changing the location of the fulcrum after each launch. And she was very excited to find out what would happen when she launched lots of snowmen at once. She made all kinds of predictions as she explored our lever activity!

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)- Buggy and Buddy

Want to Go Even Further?

Related activities to extend the learning for various ages.

  • Play on a seesaw at your local playground. How is the seesaw the same and different as your ball launching lever? Do you think the seesaw is a lever? Why or why not?
  • Where do you see levers being used in your everyday life? (Some examples: scissors, seesaw, pliers)
  • Go online or to the library and research first class, second class, and third class levers.
  • Design and build a smaller version of the lever we made today.

 

Launching Ping Pong Ball Snowmen with a Lever (Science for Kids)- Buggy and Buddy

 Winter STEM for Kids: Launch Ping Pong Ball Snowmen


TBOX Chicago 2017 Attempting a World Record Pub Crawl November 11 2017

The annual tradition that truly is like nothing else you've ever witnessed is about to raise the stakes and break some records: Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater, Suit and "Christmas Vacation" themed getup to the 2017 TBOX Pub Crawl, and be a part of history! The stakes are high, the payoff could be setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for MOST PEOPLE ON A PUB CRAWL! 

Ticket Prices: Start at $18.99 and 4 Packs are $27.25

Purchase Tickets: https://tbox.org/what-you-get-with-tbox/

TBOX Ugly Christmas Pub Crawl Chicago Biggest Ugly Sweater Party

TBOX has donated over $250,000 to local charities since 2009, and a portion of each ticket will go to local charities! See below for list of bars! And - EVERYONE DRESSES UP IN COSTUMES - This Year's Theme is Christmas Vacation!

Partial List of Participating Bars will include: Bernie's, Brickhouse Tavern at Wrigley, Blarney Stone, Cannikin, Casey Moran's, Deuce's & The Diamond, Country Club, Cubby Bear, Sports Corner, Vines on Clark, Dark Horse, Houndstooth, Full Shilling, Graystone Tavern, HVAC Pub, John Barleycorn, Old Crow, Moe's Cantina, Merkle's, Murphy's Bleachers, Nisei Lounge, Nola Pub, Redmond's, Duffy's, Durkin's, Roadhouse 66, Sluggers, Stretch, Underground Lounge, and more to be added!

TBOX began in 1996 and is America's largest and longest-running Christmas / Holiday / Costume Pub Crawl. TBOX starts at 10AM, but you can join in anytime later once you have your wristband. The day begins and ends with the Opening Ceremonies pre-party and Closing Ceremonies after-party at Cubby Bear, included with your ticket, featuring the great local cover band STACHE. Hundreds of prizes will be awarded to those crawlers who go "Wire to Wire" and make it to at least 10 bars during the day. For more about TBOX, see below...

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Ugly Sweater Party Ideas: Gluten Free Options December 16 2013

Who said an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party needs gluten? Preparing for our upcoming chat with Elizabeth Hasselbeck, I realized we have something in common, we're both gluten free - so to help anyone else out there that happens to be looking for a few GF holiday meals, I wanted to provide a few great resources:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/thanksgiving/gluten-free/

http://www.celiaccentral.org/gluten-free-holiday-recipes/

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/special-diets/gluten-free

 

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Host a Holiday Party on a Budget December 10 2013

Holiday party ideas on a budget

It’s time to celebrate the holidays with friends and family.

No matter what your style, you can throw a winter celebration that fits. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Here are some ideas.

Game night

* Play two truths and a lie, holiday edition. Talk about two awesome or awful gifts you’ve actually received and include a third that you never got. The goal is to see if your friends can figure out the two you actually received.

* Play Christmas Minute to Win It. The idea of the game, based on the NBC television show, is to create quick but challenging activities for one another — like building a pyramid out of 28 green Solo cups so it looks like a Christmas tree, or use empty wrapping paper tubes as a straw to pick up and transport ping pong balls — all in just one minute. You can compete as teams or one-on-one. Minute to Win It is a fun way to get laughs out of everyone. And it keeps everyone busy.

* Play charades based on Christmas carols. Act out a specific song and see who can guess which one it is

New Year’s Eve parties

* Play games similar to the ones above but with New Year’s themes. Count down the hours until midnight by coming up with activities, writing them on small pieces of paper and placing the suggestions inside balloons. Inflate the balloons and then pop a balloon once every hour and complete the activity inside.

Ugly sweater party

This gives everyone has a chance to be creative and see what others come up with.

You could either purchase a new sweate, knit one if you’re handy with yarn, or you could buy a cheap, plain sweater and then add to it. You might attach battery operated lights, tinsel and/or ornaments. Consider trying to make your sweater look like a tree or reindeer. Remember, the tackier, the better.

Gift swaps

To plan a Secret Santa party, you’ll need a bit of time. Start organizing soon. Get your group of friends together and draw names. During the week leading up to the party, have everyone find discreet ways to deliver their gifts without the other person knowing. You might opt to give one another smaller gifts throughout the week.

You will want to set minimum and maximum spending amounts and a specific number of gifts to give each other.

This will lead to lots of excitement leading up to the party, where the biggest gifts will be given. Each person will be anxious to figure out who drew his or her name. Have some other party games ready to keep the fun going.

If Secret Santa isn’t the route you want to take, consider a white elephant or new gift exchange. If you go with a white elephant, have everyone find items they no longer want. These can be gag gifts that are for laughs. Or, have everyone bring a store-bought gift.

Either way, put the gifts in a pile, and take turns picking and opening their gifts. People can opt to steal presents or to open new ones.

By Paige Plummer
December 09. 2013 10:05PM

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Sweaters Delivered by Amazon Drones? December 02 2013

Is this the future of Ugly Christmas Sweater delivery?

 

After watching that incredible interview with Jeff Bazos (Founder and CEO of Amazon.com) on 60 Minutes last night (Sunday, December 1, 2013) I had visions of sugar plums dancing through my head and Ugly Christmas Sweaters being delivered via Amazon drones! How awesome would that be? Too creepy? He mentioned that 80% of their orders weigh under 5 pounds, which is about 2 or 3 Ugly Sweaters; sounds like the average order to me!

 

Here's a link to the interview. Enjoy!


Swiss Miss Loves Ugly Christmas Sweaters November 25 2013

Things are pretty sweet when @SwissMiss tweets about your Ugly Christmas Sweaters :)

Follow SwissMiss on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/swissmiss

 

You can find her videos from SXSW here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sxsw

Visit the Swiss Miss Blog here: http://www.swiss-miss.com/

 


Blake Griffin and Chris Paul Wear Ugly Christmas Sweaters November 08 2013

 

Who's the biggest fan of Ugly Christmas Sweaters? Well, one could make the argument that Blake Griffin - who is 6 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs in at 215 pounds - would likely be a top candidate! This video of Blake and Chris Paul - teammate on the L.A. Clippers, shows just how much they love the spectacle, the marvel and grimace of tacky and festive holiday sweaters!
Enjoy 


Things Got Ugly on Fox & Friends June 03 2013

 

Well, it's officially become another holiday tradition, as "Team Ugly", Adam, Kevin and myself made our fourth consecutive appearance on Fox & Friends this weekend, but with a twist - things got ugly LIVE in their New York studios! This was our first time visiting their NYC studios, as we have traditionally just done a satellite feed from Chicago, so it was up close, in person and even more UGLY!

There's nothing more exciting this time of year than to see hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe come to view the Christmas decorations and lights in New York City!  The highlight was seeing the Christmas tree lit up at 30 Rockefeller Plaza - simply amazing! Certainly motivated us to make this season of ugly Christmas sweaters the best yet!

If you missed our segment, be sure to check out the replay below, as we were honored to help kick off the StandUp2Cancer (SU2C) new campaign called "Hey Cancer It's Gonna Get Ugly!" - Not only are we excited to announce and promote the campaign, but we've also decided to participate and set the goal to raise $10,000 this December! 

You can learn more and participate in our fundraising drive, by visiting our dedicated page and join "Team Ugly" 


USA Today - Pop Candy Blog December 09 2012

 

A special thanks to our friends over at USA Today and the Pop Candy Blog's guest writer Eric Greenburg for the shout out this week!


To be mentioned in the same blog that highlights both Ben Savage and Jimmy Fallon - two of my favorite excuses for watching TV - it just doesn't seem like it can get much better :D

Eric's blog Just My Show is pretty awesome and features some of our great retro gems worth celebrating!

Nobody needs an intro to our pal Jimmy Fallon, but how about a reminder to check out his annual "12 Days of Ugly Christmas Sweaters" - gee Jimmy...if only WE knew who gave your writers that idea (hint, hint, hint).

For more, follow Eric on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JustMyShow - Jimmy Fallon at www.Twitter.com/JimmyFallon and of course, USA Today at www.Twitter.com/USATODAY 



Good Morning America! (GMA) Ugly Christmas Sweater Fashion Show December 08 2012

 

So I never thought I'd see the day when George Stephanopoulos and Sam Champion would be standing there in Times Square, live on national television wearing very festive and extremely ugly Christmas sweater, but wouldn't ya know it - there they were with the rest of the GMA crew this week as they held a live fashion show - err - ugly/fashion show, if that makes sense! 

Anyhow, it was a good laugh to see the team not take themselves too seriously, in fact - a few really take their Ugly Christmas Sweater style VERY serious. We were lucky enough for Good Morning America and their guest reporter and contributing Style Editor at Lucky Magazine, Lori Bergamotto, to mention and show a few images of our book, "The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" 

So much fun this time of year to see EVERYONE get into the festive mood!

Cheers & Enjoy the Segment "Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties Phenomenon Sweeps GMA"

To learn more, visit ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/ugly-christmas-sweater-parties-phenomenon-sweeps-us-gma-17893127

Follow Good Morning America on Twitter at

www.twitter.com/GMA

Lori Bergamotto www.twitter.com/loribergamotto

George Stephanopoulos www.twitter.com/GStephanopoulos

Sam Champion https://twitter.com/SamChampion


Send That Ugly Christmas Sweater With Care - Express Shipping and International Shipping November 24 2012


This season, we're happy to offer a variety of shipping methods to ensure your Ugly Christmas Sweaters arrive on time for the big party!

All packages will be delivered via United States Postal Service (USPS) and your order confirmation will also come with a tracking number, making it easy for you to keep tabs on over at www.USPS.com

USPS Priority Mail - All of our orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, unless another upgraded option is selected.

USPS Priority Mail has a cutoff date of Friday, December 21 before 12:00PM, CST to arrive by Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25, 2012).

USPS Express Mail (Domestic, USA Orders Only) - For an additional fee, you may select to have your Ugly Christmas Sweaters shipped via USPS Express Mail, which will arrive within two business days.

USPS Express Mail has a cutoff date of Saturday, December 22 before 12:00PM, CST to arrive by Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25, 2012).

For cost details, be sure to visit our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page here or simply email us if you have a large order that you would like an custom shipping quote for.

Cheers!


Holiday Shipping - Important Dates and Cutoff Times November 14 2012

We found this great holiday shipping calendar for 2012 with important cutoff times and details.

Looking to find out when the latest date possible is to ship out presents that will arrive in time for Christmas? Look no further, your answers are all right here in this handy-dandy calendar!

By the way, UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com ships everything via USPS Priority Mail, so the cutoff will be Friday, December 21 to arrive by Christmas or USPS Express Shipping, which will need to be shipped by Saturday, December 22 to arrive by Christmas - Tuesday, December 25, 2012.

Enjoy & Share - Cheers!

2012 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates and Times 


Martha Stewart Knows Ugly is a Very Good Thing March 01 2012

 Don't just take our word for it, listen to your friend Martha Stewart...she's pretty cool and knows that Ugly Christmas Sweaters are a very good thing.  She was kind enough to showcase our book, The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On (she also gave it away to everyone in her audience) and of course, Martha and her crew held an Ugly Christmas Sweater fashion show - strutting their stuff in some of our ugliest sweaters!


Check it out! 

Thanks again to our friends at The Martha Stewart Show - watch the episode here.


ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer December 20 2011

Team Ugly and their perfect stocking stuffer gift, "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" as featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.  The segment looks into the ever growing popularity of tacky, cheap, over festive ugly Christmas sweater parties, and the businesses that are booming from this new tradition.  Enjoy!

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Interview with The Mulberry Lane Show - Enjoy! December 14 2011

  The Mulberry Lane Show | Ugly Christmas Sweater guy, Brian Miller by Mulberry Lane


Team Ugly on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - December 9, 2011 December 12 2011

 

Team Ugly was happy to sit down and discuss the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book, share some of our favorite tips and recipes from the book, as well as judge and name some of our favorite sweaters Jay's staff modeled for the audience...Enjoy!! Thanks to everyone for tuning in!

 Tonight Show Ugly Christmas Sweaters with Team Ugly Brian Miller and Adam Paulson

Cheers & Merry Christmas!

Team Ugly


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Guests Friday, December 9, 2011 December 09 2011

 

Hey everyone!  Be sure to tune in tonight (or set your DVR) to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Team Ugly will be the second guest tonight following Bill O'Reilly.  We will discuss our new book, The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book, as well as share ideas and tips for you to have the best Ugly Christmas Sweater Party of all time!

Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and gather 'round the living room.

See you all tonight!



The Washington Post: The Art Post Knows Ugly November 29 2011


Our pals over at The Washington Post offered up a nice look at how the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party started...who started this party?

Honestly, when was the last time a new holiday tradition was born? :)

The Washington Post
November 29, 2011 
Ugly Holiday Sweater parties: The origin of the season’s sarcastic trend

The ugly holiday sweater you owned when you were child was embarrassing and itchy. Today, it’s still embarrassing and itchy, but it’s also a beloved holiday cultural phenomenon, in the form of an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party. For at least 10 years, grown adults have been trotting up light-up Rudolph sweaters, or hand-knitted Christmas tree abominations for laughs. Who do we have to thank — or blame?
Ugly Christmas sweaters hit the runway in the Dolce and Gabbana fall collection. (Maria Valentino)

The actual mass-market ugly sweater reached its peak popularity sometime in the 1980s, according to the Wall Street Journal. That’s when people wore the sweaters in earnest, supposedly.


The sarcasm may be thanks to a 2001 party trend from Vancouver, Canada. At least, that’s according to the three men who wrote “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On.” Authors Brian Miller, Adam Paulson and Kevin Wool hedge that claim, saying the world will never be sure who held the first ugly sweater party. They also manage to squeeze out 152 pages of advice on throwing a party with instructions that can be summed up in one sentence: “Tell your guests to wear ugly holiday sweaters.”

Since that time, ugly sweater parties have earned a much-desired place on the list of Stuff White People Like in 2008, where author Christian Lander wrote that one of the greatest difficulties of preparing for an ugly sweater party is finding an appropriately tacky sweater: “If you find yourself invited to one of these parties, you must begin your preparations immediately.  Craftier white people have been searching used clothing stores since last Christmas, and so you should not expect to find anything of significant ironic value.”

No need to worry about that — the authors of the party guide have also set up an online shop for ugly Christmas sweaters, offering poinsettias, snowflakes and Santas galore, all for $24.

Companies like Caribou Coffee have jumped on the ugly sweater bandwagon too, with Caribou’s sweater maker: Users can design their own ugly sweater on Facebook, and Caribou will give a sweater to the needy for each one designed. It takes the irony-imbued trend back to its roots: Celebrating the holiday with earnestness, giving, and warmth.

That earnestness may be making its way back full circle. The one part nostalgia, one part hipster mockery has popped up on runways and into mainstream fashion with Fair Isle styles, like this $600 reindeer sweater.

Are you headed to an ugly sweater party this holiday season? Be sure to send us photos of your cringe-worthy polyester-blend bedazzled embarrassments. Upload images of your ugly holiday sweaters here, and we’ll be sure to feature the best — or worst.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/ugly-holiday-sweater-parties-the-origin-of-the-seasons-sarcastic-trend/2011/11/29/gIQAzl3g9N_blog.html


HuffingtonPost.com Knows Ugly November 28 2011

 Thank you to Brooke Bobb and the crew over at The Huffington Post for suggesting our site!

While a $198 Ugly Christmas Sweater from J.Crew might be great - the same thing for $24 is way better!

Happy Cyber Monday 2011 - speaking of, did you check out our $7 Accessories??

Team Ugly


Ugly and Tacky Accessories Are Here November 27 2011

Team Ugly is happy to announce the new collection of Ugly and Tacky Accessories to add to your Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Party Door Prizes! Hurry! They won't last long - only $7.00 EACH!

We have Christmas Tree Hats - Reindeer Antlers - Blinking Red Reindeer Noses - Elf Shoe Covers - Goofy Christmas Tree Hats and Santa Hats! Everything you need, we have it! Check them all out over on our Accessory Page




Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Portland Talk 620AM November 14 2011

Listen to our interview with Portland Talk 620AM - thank you again for having us on the show! 


The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book Is Here! September 06 2011

Hey there friends and fellow fans of everything that is "Ugly Christmas Sweaters".

It's been nearly two years since Team Ugly started working with the fine people over at Abrams to develop a wonderful and hilarious book, and we're so excited to let you know that IT'S ALIVE! The advanced copies showed up just the other day, and online pre-orders are selling like hotcakes!

We've our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book page to help you find the best pre-order prices, and we would love to have you order a few copies and make this book the "Official Christmas Gift of 2011" ...we'll also accept "Stocking Stuffer of 2011"


Take a peak.

Share your thoughts.

We hope you're having a wonderful day.

Team Ugly


New Design = More Ugly Christmas Sweaters August 11 2011

Right now, you should be reading this update via our newly designed site; we hope you like it!

You may also see a few test Ugly Sweaters, as Team Ugly is putting the final touches on the design and page layouts, which requires the new site to be live.  Thank you for being patient with us and for all of the great feedback over the recent months.

New inventory (actual Ugly Christmas Sweaters that are available for purchase) will be live on the site by September 1, 2011.  If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with us - be sure to use the Facebook, Twitter or Email function buttons at the bottom right of each page.

Have a great August! More updates will follow...

Cheers,

Team Ugly 


Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Fox and Friends July 27 2011

Merry Christmas! We hope you are all having a wonderful day. 
While Kevin was out on a special trip to the North Pole, Adam and Brian joined their pals over at Fox and Friends to chat about the growing trend and popularity of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.  

We also had the chance to discuss the big fundraiser we're holding for Operation Homefront.
- Enjoy the segment!
Team Ugly

December 25, 2010



Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Success at Joe's on Weed Street July 27 2011

This year's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, which we held at Joe's Bar, was a major success!
We raffled off $100 Visa Gift Card, Patrick Kane Blackhawks jersey, a spa package, iTunes Gift Cards and we even sold a few dozen Ugy Christmas Sweaters; all of the proceeds will be donated to The Shriners (www.shrinershq.org) to help children receive the proper medical attention they deserve.
The party was rockin' as Sixteen Candles put on one heck of a show!
Here are a few pictures from the event, enjoy!
Team Ugly
December 24, 2010

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Ugly Sweater 12 Pack July 26 2011

Team Ugly is proud to present, the "Ugly Sweater 12 Pack".  


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Don't just go to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party...BE THE PARTY!
Office Party? Done.
Family Gathering? Done.
Random Party while waiting in line at Starbucks? Done.
Just picture how awesome you will be showing up with the Ugly Sweater 12 Pack.  Did we tell you that you can customize what sizes you want?  How will you feel when a Ugly Sweater 12 Pack arrives at your door?  Answer: Pretty awesome.
Seasons Greetings!
Team Ugly

November 25, 2010


Ugly Christmas Sweater Giveaway July 26 2011

We're excited to announce that we'll be giving away one Ugly Christmas Sweater everyday this month!
We invite you all to "Fan" us on Facebook and enter the "Name It to Win It" contest by commenting your most creative and funny name for the Ugly Xmas Sweater that we post.
Get started now! Good luck!

Team Ugly

November 1, 2010 


Tis the Season for Updates July 26 2011

One of our biggest goals for the upcoming holiday season was to make our website much more user friendly.  We're happy to announce that the "Buy Ugly Sweaters" page now has two new features.

Larger Preview Images - You can now take a closer look at the Ugly Christmas Sweaters by clicking on the thumbnail to enlarge.  We've always tried to give you a good discription of how Ugly the sweaters were, but now you can see for yourself!Real Time Inventory  - Understandably so, when fresh pieces of Ugly arrive on the site, there tends to be a rush to the checkout, which in the past led to a few occasions where the item was "double booked".  We're happy to announce that improved inventory controls will now provide an "Out of Stock" message for a much better shopping experience.We are also working on a few fun projects this season, which we'll share more details on as we get closer to the holiday.  Look for contests announcements soon!

Cheers,Team Ugly 

October 23, 2010


Ugly Christmas Sweater Season Cometh July 26 2011

Even though it is still in the 80 degree range here in the midwest, Ugly Christmas Sweater season is upon us!  Orders have started pooring in already as we are finishing up the final touches on our book.  

We have over 2000 Ugly Christmas Sweaters coming to us next week!  If there is an Ugly Christmas Sweater in particular that you have been looking for, chances are we will have it in the next month.  Stay tuned for more details!

Team Ugly

September 19, 2010


Making It on the Big Screen July 26 2011

We were amazed when CBS approached us for a segment on The Sunday Morning Show.
When Fox and Friends asked us to do a live interview, once again, we couldn't believe it.
Now...our Ugly Christmas Sweaters are being shipped off to the movie sets of Hollywood!
More details to come...everyone is getting UGLY!

Team Ugly

April 16, 2010 


Spring Into Some Ugly! July 26 2011

It's never too early to start planning your next Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! The Windsor Star (Canada) is getting a head start, and they were kind enough to give UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com a mention in today's newspaper.

Team Ugly

March 29, 2010 


Team Ugly is Featured on Fox News: Fox and Friends - Keep It Ugly! July 26 2011

 

Click the image to watch our interview with Fox and Friends

Team Ugly

December 27, 2009


CBS Sunday Morning - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party July 26 2011


Here is the segment that aired on Sunday, December 20th on the CBS Morning Show.
Team Ugly (minus Brian) had a blast with Bill Geist and the entire crew...the segment has received plenty of kudos, and we're excited to watch the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party tradition grow!
Team Ugly

Ready to Party? We Are July 26 2011

Along with our good friends at the Zombie Club, we're holding an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & Fundraiser this Saturday night!

If you're in the Chicagoland - Northwest Indiana area, please join us for a good time and express your UGLY!
Thanks!
Team Ugly
December 16, 2009

A Social Affair July 26 2011

Along with some new Ugly Christmas Sweaters, you will also notice two more new items to the site:
You can now Fan us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Twitter...be sure to join in on all the fun, as we would love for you to upload photos of you and your family and friends sporting your ugly goods from UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com!
Thanks for helping kick off the season with a great start!  We can't wait to hear from you soon!

Already over 200 Fans on Facebook...that only took a few days :)

Team Ugly

November 23, 2009