Friday, December 20, 2013

Gidget goes Kitsch

We were getting a little creative at the office, imagining how we could go totally tacky, kitschy and fabulous with our holiday decorations.  Beach-inspired, naturally!

Santa and a surfboard are an obvious combination; glitter them up and hang them on the tree.  Frosty in the Tropics?  You betcha.  Replace that top hat with a Santa hat and throw on some sunglasses; he’s all ready to lounge on the beach (temporarily, anyway).  Invite the Elf on the Shelf to the tacky party -  wouldn’t a grass skirt and coconuts be just the thing?  An Ugly Christmas sweater is a must; get out the glue gun and add some shells to your candy cane/wreath/gingerbread cardigan (bonus points for glittered shells).  The mantel needs some shiny tinsel garland.  Now add some super-bright (again: glittered!) tropical fish.  Perfect.     

Let’s consider the exterior: outdoor Christmas decorations have tremendous tacky potential, I’m thinking Clark Griswold gone… coastal.  Flamingos should obviously figure in somehow… I know, a flock of flamingos pulls the sleigh across the lawn (since reindeer abhor warm weather).  In the sleigh, Santa sports a loud Hawaiian shirt and a lei.  He may or may not be holding an umbrella drink.  Have a palm tree?  Drown it in colored lights.  Don’t have a palm tree?  Even better!  Get a bright, shiny foil palm tree and slap those lights on (they’d better blink).  And on the front door, welcome your guests with a beadazzled, neon-colored flip-flop wreath (work in some more of those blinking lights). 

Happy, Tacky Holidays to you and yours!

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