Ugly Sweater Party Time!

December 19, 2012

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’? In the lane, snow is glistenin’. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walkin’ in a winter sweaterland!”

Cookies and cocktails, good company, bright colors, and warmth in a disastrous wool sweater…you can’t go wrong with an ugly Christmas sweater party.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Invitations. Definitely incorporate the theme in your invites. You want them to look as fun as your party will be!

Decorations. This is your chance to go overboard with delightful tackiness. Use bright, bold colors to give your party a festive, fun vibe. Try incorporating the sweater theme to tablecloths, place mats, and centerpieces. Below are some adorable sweater wine bottle covers, used to decorate candles.

candle

Snacks. Delight your guests with tasty comfort food. Whenever there’s a chance to make something colorful, go for it! Try a classic bundt cake and some good ol’ pigs in a blanket. Or if you’re up for the challenge, bake an ugly sweater party cake. And of course, don’t forget sweater cookies! We suggest using your favorite sugar cookie recipe, a simple sweater cookie cutter and add some coloring to some homemade sugar glaze.

 

Proper attire. You can’t have an ugly sweater party without the ugly sweaters, there are some stylish options for guys and gals at Urban Outfitters (in case you don’t have a stash of sweaters hidden somewhere in the depths of your closet). Don’t forget to raid your grandma’s closet, start digging through those dusty old boxes in the attic or garage, and don’t be afraid to check out thrift shops and secondhand stores, we guarantee you’ll catch some awesome finds there! If you’re not a fan of digging through the abyss of hangers and dust, Goodwill’s online store has an amazing and festive collection of  ugly christmas and holiday sweaters you can buy or check out places who specialize in ugly sweaters like this online store of fugly sweaters .

sweaters

A tip for the party host,  offer a winning prize to the ugliest sweater of the party! Make this a competition and have a topnotch gift ready to encourage the most ridiculous attire a blast from the past can offer. And here’s another tip: DO NOT be afraid of looking ridiculous at your own party. If Colin Firth can rock an ugly sweater at Christmas, so can you!

Colin Firth in “Bridget Jones’s Diary”

Now that the essentials are taken care of, I bid thee: Eat, drink, and be ugly! :D

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