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Custom Made T Shirts for Thanksgivukkah – Better than a Bib

In a unique alignment of calendars, the first day of Chanukah will fall on the same day as Thanksgiving this year: Nov. 28. Get ready for the greatest Jewish American mashup ever! Food + presents = awesome!

ImageWhy is Thanksgivukkah the best holiday of all time, you ask? Several reasons, first off this special holiday of food and lights only comes around once in a lifetime. The last time Thanksgivukkah happened was 125 years ago, in 1888. The next time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will collide will be in the year 79811, assuming the Jewish calendar is not revised. So this is kind of a big deal. The second reason that Thanksgivukkah is deemed Duds by Dudes new favorite holiday is you can eat yourself into a stupor, then you will be rewarded for stuffing yourself with presents! With a custom created and rarely seen holiday like Thanksgivukkah there’s no better excuse to get custom made t shirts, personalized onesies, and custom embroidered colonial inspired pilgram kippot!

Custom made t shirts for Thanksgivukkah – Better than a bib

In celebration of this glorious day of union Duds by Dudes suggests screen printing shirts. You can wear them while shoving your face full of delicious Jewish inspired Thanksgiving foods. Don’t worry, our personalized t shirts are so superbly awesome that they will last the long haul, another 70,000 years, which is the next time this wondrous occurrence will commence. Just be sure to wash in cold water and dry on a cycle that wouldn’t qualify as light speed.

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Time for some grubbin’!

Now onto the good stuff, FOOD! Duds by Dudes has put together a Thanksgivukkah menu to fill every belly. If you’ve been listening to us and got yourself custom made t shirts then go ahead and start slopping these delicious dishes all over yourself! We’re talking about getting super dirty here, cranberries in your hair, stuffing caught in your Movember beard and stache, just an overall smorgasbord of stains dripping down on those personalized t shirts. Make it your 100% cotton canvas with all the crap you spill. We want your chest to look like Jackson Pollack was invited to dinner. Fell free to use these recipes below to get the job done.

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Pumpkin Challah – Adding pumpkin to challah bread is a sweet and spicy way to improve this already amazing doughy, eggy Jewish bread. It can be served before the meal as an appetizer to get stomachs stretched out for the impending feast. Side note: Pumpkin challah bread isn’t as messy as the rest of the meal, so it isn’t necessary at this point to have donned your t shirt bib. If you’re still warm and cozy hanging out in your personalized onesies then that’s absolutely fine.

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Sweet potato noodle Kugel – This recipe combines the hybrid flavors of a sweet potato casserole with the heartiness of a crunchy noodle kugel. So if you’re ready for a super sweet flavor explosion of earthy, tart, custardy, spicy, nutty, and sweet then get this on it’s way to your gluttonous mouth hole immediately!

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Manischewitz-Brined Roast Turkey – Alcohol-infused turkey? Yes and YES! We want this sweet wine soaked bird to get all over you. Is this the one and only appropriate time to actually want sloppy seconds?

Welp, that’s all we’ve got for now. Contact Duds by Dudes today to order your custom made t shirts, which can be used for a Thanksgivukkah bib, memorabilia of this special day, or just a plain ol’ dish rag if you really get into a bind after the meal. If you’re more in the market for personalized onesies, or custom embroidered pilgram kippot we’ve also got you covered.

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Happy Thanksgivukkah everyone!

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party Time!

The holidays are sneaking up on us once again. One of Duds by Dudes favorite festivities of the season is the infamous Ugly Sweater Party, especially since we have the unique ability to use custom embroidery and expand upon any already existing ugly sweater. Throwing a wonderfully tacky sweater party is simple! All you need are party invitations, a festive banner, tacky decorations, festive food platters, a few games, and ugly sweaters to create an atmosphere full of holiday cheer!

SWEATERS
Its time to gather up those awful woolly sweaters you have hiding in your closet and wear them with pride as you mix and mingle with friends and family at a festive ugly sweater party. If you aren’t already the proud owner of an ugly sweater then the best place to start looking is thrift stores. You gotta get a good sweater base to work with, and if you’re going to be the belle of the ball you might want to consider some custom embroidery on that beezy (more on this later). Really anything goes at this point, the scratchier, baggier, and moth ball smellier = the better the sweater. So be sure to really dig deep into those racks for those hidden sweater gems at the back.

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INVITATIONS
If you actually want people to show up to your party you should send them an invitation. Otherwise you’re gonna get pretty snockered slurping down all that eggnog by yourself. You will definitely want to incorporate the theme into your ugly sweater party invitation. If you really want to wow people with your invitation use as much puce green paper as you can stand to look at and cut snowflakes until your fingers go numb. Since this party may involve some planning ahead for your guests, it important that you include the details about the ugly sweater party theme on your invitation. Include the name of the event, name of the host or hostess, date, time, location, and RSVP info. If you’re having others bring food, create your event on Punchbowl and then use the potluck tool to set up food assignments.  Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 12.31.27 PM

A TACKY BANNER AND DECORATIONS
How do you decorate for a tacky holiday sweater party? With more sweaters, of course! You can use them as place mats underneath trays of food, table cloths, cut pieces to use as drink coasters, or just hang sweaters on a clothesline as a modified holiday garland. Another idea is to display awkward or embarrassing old family photos from holidays past. Have a good laugh looking at old fashions and uncomfortable, forced poses. What big and awesome party would be complete without a banner hanging from the fireplace with care? Duds by Dudes can print you up a delightfully tacky banner lickety–split with images of obnoxious candy canes, multi-colored lights, or ugly stockings. Just get crazy. Deck the house (and the halls) with these wild decorations and banners. The more outrageous and gaudier the better. Decorate with themes from famously funny Christmas movies.  The “leg lamp” from a Christmas Story is always great. Try to decorate the main room with enough lights to make Clark Griswold happy. Your friends will love it.

FUN AND REINDEER GAMES
Have disposable cameras sprinkled around the room. You’ll thank us next June when you finally get them developed. Bake cookies in the shape of sweaters or make gingerbread men and decorate them with colorful icing in crazy patterns like polka dots or stripes. Another traditionally “tacky” food for an ugly sweater party is fruitcake, although there are many delicious recipes available now so don’t go poisoning anyone. You can also serve brightly colored drinks to match the garish, festive colors of your ugly sweaters. What party would be complete without games? Duds by Dudes‘ parties always include:

Christmas Movie Line Trivia – Have some Christmas movie lines ready to quiz the party goers on what movie it is from.  Give extra prizes if they can name the character and the actor!
Scavenger Hunt – These are classic and always fun. Really explore the space.
Custom made photo booth – Check out our Pinterest page for ideas on how to make a photo booth.

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CUSTOM EMBROIDERY
If you find yourself wanting to make your ugly sweater even uglier then Duds by Dudes has just the solution to your problem! We do custom embroidery that is so good it’ll knock those candy cane socks right off your feet. You can use our custom embroidery skills to secure sequins, ribbons, fuzzy pom pom balls, and anything that would make your sweater even uglier! Want to throw a reindeer on the front that looks like it’s been squished by a sleigh? We will overlook the fact that you’re a twisted individual and our custom embroidery experts will make that happen for you. Just look at this satisfied customer,

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Have a safe and fun holiday season Dudes and Dudettes!

Sorority Recruitment

With sorority recruitment right around the corner Duds by Dudes wanted to offer our faithful readers a few tips and tricks to making it through unscathed. The Dudette is an AXO alumni and The Dudes have been known to frequent a frat house or two, so we quasi know what we’re talking about… Although this blog post is solely for the ladies. Next week we will scribble some words for our fine gentleman readers.

Throughout recruitment, you might hear bits of hearsay about certain chapters or individual chapter members. Talking unfavorably of a chapter, chapter member, or potential new member could influence somebody’s recruitment experience and perhaps harming somebody’s emotions. Your concern as a potential new member ought to be looking into those chapters in which you are generally intrigued. If you experience any negative remarks or conduct from active members or other potential new members, do not waver to report it. This is because potential new member should administer inquiries and concerns to their Recruitment Guide.

Formal sorority recruitment starts the week before the fall semester commence. Every day, you will go to recruitment events at different sorority houses, meeting women from every chapter and discovering the chapter in which you could best see yourself. As the week advances, you will go to fewer events for a more drawn out period at each one, giving you the chance to confine your decisions and give more time to the chapters with which you feel the strongest association. The chapters, in turn, will be partaking in this joint choice process and searching for the women who best typify their own particular Greek apparel. Your Recruitment Guide will help you all through the week in knowing where to head off and what to anticipate. She will additionally serve as a guide or compatriot if you have any inquiries or worries about the sorority apparel to wear. Your Recruitment Guide will be answerable for a recruitment group made out of different young women on your floor who are additionally taking part in sorority recruitment. These groups are a fabulous approach to meet and bond with your new neighbors and get back in your first week at college. These customs will furnish you with tips and insight to determine that your sorority recruitment is an extraordinary experience.

Do ask questions. By making inquiries, you will grasp what the qualities of the organization are. Do be trustworthy with yourself by keeping an open personality all through the week, and be in touch with your senses. In addition, do meet everyone you can. This is to the fact that you never know who will end up living in your dormitory lobby, sitting adjacent in your science lab, or partaking in your pledge class. Do get more than enough sleep and eat healthy meal. This is because recruitment days are long and require lots of enthusiasm.

The discussion you have throughout recruitment might as well attach once more to you or the sorority. In connection to that,do not discuss boys or parties in a conversation.  Moreover, do not hold grudge or blame when the organization transfers you from a house. This is to the fact that the way a sorority can bid on a woman varies for every organization, school, and chapter. Do not reject a house dependent upon what you have heard from other individuals. Some opinions you are receiving about a sorority’s reputation may be biased or outdated. Do not accept everything you see on TV or films about Greek life. The TV show makes it appear as though each sorority is at war with one another and each woman in a sorority will cut you in the back the first chance they get. Do not wear lots of clanging greek clothing or an excessive amount of rings. This is because numerous rings will get uncomfortable in recruitment, and an excessive amount of sorority apparel might be distracting.

A recruitment occasion is a period for prospective members to study more about distinct chapters and for chapter member to study more about potential new member. Potential new members will meet with and converse with different members of the chapters, research the chapters’ qualities, scholastics, and governing sorority recruitment body, and tour the houses. Potential new members should remember that sorority recruitment is a joint selection process. In the same way that you are attempting to speak to yourself to the members, so are the actives attempting to depict an ideal picture of their chapters to the potential new member!

It’s a Beautiful Day in San Diego

The Dudes and Dudettes are definitely soaking up the sun on this beautiful San Diego Monday after last week’s bipolar weather…that was looking a bit too SFish for our liking—with gloomy skies and rain all around. Now we are really enjoying those May flowers, the ocean sounds and beach relaxation, and that nice concession-stand-food-smelling breeze down at the ballpark. Hooray for shorts and tanks weather! If you’re looking to get some custom tanks made, hit us up for sure. Visit us at dudsbydudes.com and get a quote today. Crank up the volume and listen to Young Sicc’s song “Beautiful Day in San Diego” to welcome the beautiful weather.

We Fell Back, Now we’re Springing Forward…

In the U.S., Daylight Saving Time begins next Sunday, March 10th, at 2:00am! Us here at Duds by Dudes are excited to spring forward—since that means we’ll be able to get so much more accomplished after work, not to mention it will still be bright out once we leave the office! Hibernation days are over…it’s time to [spring] into action! These are some of the activities that Duds by Dudes is looking forward to:

– Jiking [Jog + Hiking]

– After-work rainbows

– Running into the sunset

– Tanning

– Happy hours before the sun goes down

– Long walks on the beach

What are you most looking forward to doing with the extra daylight time?

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Daylight Saving Time also means that the first day of Spring is approaching—which means Spring Break for students, Easter, and candy! Call us up if you’re in need of some sweet apparel for the Spring season, we’ll be happy to work with you and get you your custom apparel! Check out our website…and see what we’re up to on Facebook!