For the first time, there was a theme-the 1980's. After searching a bit on Pinterest, I realized that most of what we needed for our costumes were...already in our closets! A quick trip to the thrift store finished them off. I have to admit I was really excited about this and was pleased with the results!
For Explorer, we took the Punky Brewster look. We grabbed a jacket that was a bit too small and rolled up the sleeves. Top is from Gap, and the necklace is from my drawer. Miss-matched crazy shoes and piggy tails finished it off. The little barrettes didn't show in the photo.
Mini Cooper got a cross between Punky and Michelle Tanner. The Muppet's tee-shirt came from the thrift store, and the jean jacket is actually 2 sizes too small for her, but fit perfectly with the outfit. High-top tennis shoes, side ponytail, and her new Hello Kitty necklace made it perfect. I think her outfit was my favorite :).
For Mustang, I was thrilled to find this super tacky, acrylic, straight from the 80's sweater! It even has metallic thread. I swear I had this shirt at one point, lol! Paired with a skirt and leggings directly from her closet, handmade leg-warmers we found at the recent homeschool swap, and a pair of stylin' heals, she was rockin' it! Big hair was so fun with her hair, and her fingernails are each painted a different color. I loved it, she didn't really.
And there there was me! I got most of my outfit at the thrift store. I found these stylin (or not) maternity jeans with the tags still on them. Lol! Yep they were cute. The jacket came from the same place. Now the shirt, I had, but hadn't thought to pair it with a hot pink blazer and awesome hot pink shoes. Too bad you can't see my earrings...as they won't be part of my daily wear! I soo wish I had thought to pick up a broach, but hopefully my big hair and hot pink lipstick made up for it.
Charger dressed up, but somehow we don't have a picture. He was really hard, as the current clothes are 'almost' the same but just not quite. We paired a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tee with a pair of tight-rolled jeans.
My husband was not interested in dressing up, lol! But, that's okay we still had a great time!
My snack to share was a recent Pinterest find and boy was it yummy!! It includes artichokes, crab meat, cream cheese, and best of all a crock pot!! You can read the entire recipe at Real House Moms. Lots of compliments and just a little left over to munch on today :).
So, how did you ring in your New Year? I hope you had a lot of fun with your family, friends, or whomever you spent your night with.
Happy New Year!!