Sunday, December 2, 2012

Host a Fun Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Start planning your Ugly Christmas Sweater party now - everyone gets so busy and you want to
make sure your friends come to your party! Since some people get these for gifts, you could even have it as a theme for a New Year's Party!

Make your invitations yourself - use Print Shop or a similar program, or if you are really creative and have the time, you can make them with scrapbooking supplies - remember to use the theme of Ugly, Tacky and Gaudy throughout your planning, even in the invitations. Tell everyone to wear their Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Another idea if you want is to ask everyone to bring a food item for the local food bank or a new,
unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

For food, keep it simple. Chile, pizza, vegies with dips - easy finger foods are best! And don't forget fruitcake - the perfect tacky dessert! You can also bake cookies in a simple sweater shape decorate with icing. 

Plan on lots of Christmas music. The songs we all know and can sing along to are best. If you are lucky enough to have a piano and someone who can play, you can have alot of sing-alongs.

A fun game would be pin the antlers on the reindeer - just make sure to have plenty of antlers!

The highlight of the evening will be the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Depending on the number
of people you have, you can have several categories: The Ugliest Sweater, The Silliest Sweater, The Itchiest Sweater, etc. Prizes could be inexpensive (and tacky) Christmas decorations for the winners to take home!

Don't forget the photo op! You could make a booth or use an area in front of the tree. You may want to get disposable cameras so several people could take pictures, and then share after the party - you could e-mail them to everyone.

The main thing is to have fun! Isn't that the reason we have parties? HO HO HO!  You can find Ugly Christmas Sweaters and music in my Addoway store. Remember the guys wear women's sweaters too for this event!