There are so many amazing reasons to celebrate during the holiday season, so why not host a party?
One of my favorite holiday party themes is ugly Christmas sweaters. It’s a great way to bring your friends and family together and have a little bit of fun during a busy time of year.
If you’re looking for a silly way to celebrate this year, hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party is the perfect choice!
Here’s how to throw your own ugly sweater party this holiday season.
Invitations are the first step to hosting any holiday get-together. But for an ugly sweater party, they’re especially important! Since this fun party has a specific theme, you’ll need to let them know that wearing an ugly Christmas sweater is part of the party fun. So, in addition to including the date and time of the party, don’t forget to tell your guests to wear the ugliest holiday sweater they can find!
Get Your Sweater
Since you’ll be hosting the party, you better be sure you have an amazing ugly sweater to wear! You can find ugly Christmas sweaters in stores or online, score a vintage one at Goodwill, or even make your own. Just make sure it’s gaudy, ugly, and packed with holiday cheer!
Make Fun Food
A holiday party wouldn’t be complete without great food. Whether you follow your ugly Christmas sweater theme with your menu and include sweater-themed food, like sweater-shaped cookies, or just offer a delicious spread of snacks and appetizers, make sure your guests are well fed throughout the party.
Don’t Forget the Activities
Keep your party entertaining throughout the evening by including some holiday themed activities. There are so many great ways to keep your guests entertained at a holiday party! Here are some fun Christmas activities you could do at your ugly
Christmas sweater party:
White elephant gift exchange
Ugly sweater cookie decorating
Christmas carol karaoke
Ugly sweater photo booth
Make It a Contest
While holiday games are always fun, sometimes your guests need a little competition to really get the party going. Make sure your guests get into the theme by offering a prize for the ugliest sweater of the night. Pick a fun gift to give the winner or create a trophy or ribbon that can be passed on to a new winner each year. But who says there has to be just one winner?
Make sure everyone gets a trophy by creating categories for your ugly sweater contest, like:
Best couples sweaters
Best homemade sweater
Most festive seater
Most original sweater
See how much fun an ugly sweater party can be? I can’t wait to hear about your Christmas party plans this year!