Monday, December 17, 2012

elf on the shelf at santacon nyc

i can say that out of the thousands of santacon participants last saturday, i was the ONLY elf on the shelf that i saw!! there were plenty of girls with next to nothing, plenty of drunkeness, plenty of almost-accidents between pedestrians and cars, plenty of over-crowded bars with lines out the door...
i DIYed my costume last year but couldn't participate in santacon because we were dealing with our water to the building being shut off!  the costume was simple though: i cut the biggest circle i could out of white fleece material, then cut a smaller (12" diameter) circle in the middle, and made 1 cut from the inner circle to the outside.  i cut and hot-glued red felt flower petals to the white fleece, and i was done! red tights, red turtle-neck, red and white hat, and some red shoes (i already had some red corduroy toms)
luckily we found a bar with no lines, not too crowded, snagged seats, and enjoyed our $3-4 beers (crazy cheap price for manhattan on a saturday!), got our street meat afterwards, and headed home to finish making pom garland and buffalo chicken dip (not our exact recipe, but this is the easy version :P) before taking off again for our friends' holiday party at the beacon.
definitely a busy, but fun weekend!
only a few more days until we get to see our families for the holidays!!
( much to do before now and then though :/)


Kenya @ Life with Giggles said...

LOVE the costume!!!! Glad you had fun.

Rachel said...

Loving the costume! You look too cute and it sounds pretty simple to make :)Hope you had fun!

Helene said...

hahaha omg you look awesome!!

Anonymous said...

CUTE! Niiiiice job with the DIY project! Do you hide for Mr. P each morning in a new spot, dressed like that? If not, you should ;)

Cassandra said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love the costume!

his little lady said...

Loving your costume, girl! And yay to the holidays almost being here so we can be surrounded by those we love :)
xo TJ

Monica said...

Just happen to click on your blog and think that it's amazing that you were a part of Santa Con and that you were a little Elf on the Shelf!
We are New Yorkers too and my kiddos were a bit perplexed about all of the Santas wandering around us. So glad to now be following you. Best - Monica

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

thanks everyone! santacon is so fun... i can't wait to see what i come up with next year!

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