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The Ugly Sweater Party

Why not join the biggest holiday party craze and host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this year.    The once tacky Christmas sweater has made a huge comeback!  It is one of the funniest and most enjoyable themes for a holiday celebration.  If you do plan on throwing a party, save your sanity this year by using the Idea Board of the Penless app.    You can put your guest list, food, decorations, ect.. on the idea board and keep everything organized and in one place.  It is a great stress-reliever.  Here are some tips to throwing a fun and fabulous Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

  • Send out festive, humorous, and themed invitations to get your guests excited to attend. You could send a picture of yourself with the ugliest Christmas sweater you could find.  This will set the bar high so your guests will know the uglier the better.
  • Decorate your party with tacky festive charm. Even though decorations may be tacky, they can still be cute.  There are many DIY projects that are easy, will save money, and will make your house look super festive. You can also hang ugly Christmas sweaters from a clothesline and use it as modified holiday garland.
  • You may want to think about having a photo booth at the party. This way your guests can take funny pictures and remember the evening.
  • The dessert table is always fun. Try buying gingerbread men and decorate them with colorful icing in crazy patterns so it looks like ugly sweaters.  Those would be fun to make.
  • There are some fantastic holiday drink recipes that will put everyone in a festive mood. You can even try a hot chocolate bar which you can liven it up and make it the adult version.  Themed drinks are always a big hit at any party.
  • Since all your guests will be putting forth the effort into getting dressed in an Ugly Christmas Sweater, you may want to do some judging at the end of the night and hand out some outrageously wacky and tacky awards. You can have a ballot box (decorated as an ugly sweater of course) where your guests can vote during the night. You can have categories such as:


  • All-Around UGLY Sweater
  • Most Original
  • Best Couple Combo
  • Most likely to get arrested if seen in public
  • Most festive
  • Most likely to go viral on social media

Your ugly Christmas sweater party is the perfect excuse to find that horrible garment that you have had in the bottom of your closet as you mix and mingle with friends and enjoy the sensation of the season!

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