Singing carols and wrapping presents are only some of the things that make Christmas magical. A fun event that you can host for your family and friends is an ugly Christmas sweater party. Aside from the sweaters that often result in more than a few laughs, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind for throwing the best party possible.
1. Send The Invites
Start by choosing a theme if you want one and sending out invitations. Make sure guests know that they need to wear an ugly Christmas sweater. Consider offering a prize for the ugliest one. Try to take some of the fun and festivity of your party to your invitations with wild and wacky colors and patterns.
2. All In The Details
Once your invitations are sent, you need to begin thinking about the colors of the decorations that you’re going to use. A sweater tree can be made using a large piece of cardboard and colorful paper to cut sweater designs. Your tree can be propped in a corner or hung on a wall near the entry door. Consider getting a few decorations from a secondhand store instead of getting all new decorations to set off the ugly theme.
3. Get Your Clothes
An ugly sweater is only the beginning of this kind of party. You can expand by getting Christmas pants pr adding wacky details on your shoes. Let your guests know that they can wear other types of ugly clothes as well. Have fun with your wardrobe, stringing lights around your sweater or attaching bows and ribbons to guests as they arrive.
4. Delicious Desserts
No party is complete without some kind of food, especially desserts. Decorate sugar cookies to look like ugly sweaters, or make cake pops in crazy designs. Bring your Christmas party to the food table so that every aspect flows together. Options for tablecloths include plaid or polka dots and stripes to keep with the fun theme.
Create areas in the room where guests can take pictures using a few different props. Hang a few mirrors on a wall or a few picture frames without the glass as props for selfies. String lights in one area of the room along with red noses and other Christmas decorations that can be used to take pictures.
An ugly Christmas party is just the type of celebration to host so that you can enjoy a lot of laughs with your family and friends. After the party, make sure you share plenty of pictures and videos so that everyone can remember the event. Don’t worry about trying to make everything match for the party because mismatched patterns often work better than those that are carefully coordinated.