1.20.2014

A Holiday Party in January

The first year that MJ's company holiday party was in January I thought it was weird now I just think it makes sense.  The holiday's are busy and there's so many other things going on that it's nice not having to make time for it in December and it's a little extra something fun to look forward to in the New Year.  No Christmas songs or holiday themed decorations but who cares.  There are free drinks.  And food.  A party is a party!  This year the theme was roaring 20's.  Some people went all out and dressed up for it but they had props there for slackers like us who didn't.  

I'm really proud of MJ for putting together such a nice outfit.  There really aren't a whole lot of options for men.  I guess he got sick of the same old button up shirt and tie and went with a bow tie and a cardigan.  I think he rocked it.  He looked so cute!
We use the holiday party as an excuse to stay in a hotel overnight and go out downtown.  The parties are always fabulous but we never stay for the whole thing.  We check in, get our drink tickets, drink up, eat up, mingle, get our picture taken and then leave.   We had a really fun time while we were there though.  My favorite part was the mac and cheese station.  So good! The band was pretty good and the wine pours were generous.  We did not win the i Pad mini they were giving away because we never win anything at these parties.  We left around 8 and went to a bar with a group of people from the holiday party and managed to stay out until just past midnight.  I probably could have gone longer if my feet weren't hurting so bad.  I wore my comfortable and fairly sensible pumps but even the most comfortable pumps turn into very uncomfortable torture devices after a while. 
The party was at the Marriott.  I really love this hotel.  It's right on the water and it's really nice.  It's a shame we don't really get a chance to utilize the amenities.  For such a quick overnight trip it's basically just a place to sleep.  We checked in around 4ish on Saturday and relaxed for a few hours before it was time to get ready for the party.  The next morning we checked out around 11am and then went out to breakfast.  I was pretty useless on Sunday.  I half napped and laid around most of the day.  And as I did that I wondered what the heck I would do if I had a child who wanted to play all day?  I was exhausted as it was.  I'm pretty sure it's not acceptable to put them in the closet with a TV or an i Pad even though MJ seems to think it is.  I'm so glad we got an extra day off to recover.

The weather is still freakishly warm here.  It's warm enough to have a Fourth of July BBQ in January too but we're going to the movies instead. 

27 comments :

Shannon Q. said...

I like your style, staying at the party for the good stuff and then getting outta there! You guys looked cute. Sounds like it was good time :)

Faith said...

You both look amazing. Love MJs bowtie!
I think it's a great idea to have the party in Jan too when all the hustle and the bustle of the holidays have simmered down.

Colleen is having a 20s themed party for her 30th birthday in April ... I've been searching all over for an outfit. It's not easy finding a dress in a decent price range. I'm thinking Goodwill.

Jenny said...

I agree, holiday parties in January are better because you can actually take the time to enjoy it, instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of December. And by the way, I loved both your outfits!!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

So fun!

Law_Fal said...

You guys look amazing! I went to a 20's themed party before and it was fun seeing how creative everyone got with the costumes. A holiday party in January sounds like a great kick-off for the year!

Amy said...

A 20s themed party sounds awesome. I love the outfits from the roaring 20s!

Sarah Shelton said...

You guys are such a good looking couple!!! I love MJs bowtie and cardigan combo, so stylish ;) It sounds like you guys had a great weekend :)

Sarah
sarrrahgirl

Morg Harp Nich said...

That is definitely a unique time to have a party, but you're right, it can definitely still be fun at any time of year!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love that idea of partying in January...and even greater idea to make an event of the whole day!! You guys looked so cute!!

Lauren W said...

You two look amazing! A roaring twenties party would be so much fun! :) Love your costume.

I'm a little bit jealous of your warm weather. It's snowing here, so it sounds nice.

Kate said...

Fun! Our neighbors recently had a "holiday" party for work, and I was confused about it being in January but I didn't say anything, because I didn't want to seem rude! I think it is nice to have the party in January--there are already so many exciting things in December, but January is so gloomy, it's nice to have something to look forward to.

Jacqueline Hough said...

Y'all look fabulous! I am so envious of your weather. They are calling for snow here. Glad you had a great night out!

Amanda @ MyLifeIGuess.com said...

I've actually heard of a lot of companies that have their parties in January instead. I personally, love the idea. It's less about "Christmas" and more about "party"!! You guys look super cute!

cashanamusings said...

I like that idea because December is quite busy for most folks. My sister lives in California now and she keeps bragging about the warm weather while we suffer through an actual winter in Alabama...

A Life Less Traveled said...

I love the idea of a "holiday" party in January. You guys look great.

Whitney Cypert said...

You are so gorgeous! And yes, MJ rocked that outfit. Good for him! Glad y'all had fun! I have never gone to a holiday party in January, but I think I would like that too.

Kate said...

I just had a Christmas party in the New Year too and I loved it! It IS nice to have something to look forward to in January.

TOI said...

you guys look so good together :)

Susannah said...

What an awesome party!!! I wish Nate's or my work parties were that fabulous!!! You both look awesome! :-)

April Ronnecke said...

You two looked great! I would love to go to a 20's theme part or maybe one day I should do one myself. I was lol when you mentioned shoes as a torture device lol.

Miss.AishaLC said...

The holiday party sounds fun! & you looked great- dont worry about having a christmas party in January- I just got to putting my Christmas stuff away- I didnt want it to end! :)

jackie jade said...

a party in January is a good idea since you're right - December is so hectic! and what a fun theme too. looks like you guys had fun!
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Amanda Joy said...

Looks like so much fun!! January is a great time for a party too!

Cristina Surdu said...

great,also you both are so beautiful!

maybe we can follow each other?

just let me know,

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Whitney @ EHFAR said...

You had me at mac and cheese station!

Brittany said...

I'm obsessed with your dress!! You look stunning! And Marriotts really are so nice. They're one of my favorite chains to stay in. Glad y'all had a good time!

Janna Renee said...

I think it's a great idea to have holiday parties in January! You guys looked super cute!

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