101: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Guide

This week I thought it would be interesting to try something a little different on the blog and share with you the essentials for creating a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Party guide. Here I have included all the necessities from holiday food and drinks to feast on to some fun activities to keep the guests entertained. Being a host is a stressful responsibility but it doesn’t have to be with these tips. I hope these ideas serve as your helpful guide to an unforgettable party. 

Home Decor

Christmas Tree: this is an essential! With its bright lights and decorations, it already creates a cozy and bright atmosphere for your party. You can either stock up on decorations yourself or create some with your group of friends.


 ♦ Pillows: adding small finishing touches like pillows, warm throws, little nick nack decorations, and candles will create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to entertain. Don’t forget to turn up the Christmas carols on the radio.

Mistletoe: an absolute necessity during the holidays, no questions asked.



Ugly Christmas Sweater: this is the highlight of the evening! You will need some mini pom-poms, ribbon, sparkles, fabrics, snowflakes, reindeer bells, or anything that can be adhered to a sweater. Create a working station with bowls filled with decorative goodies and let your friends dig in and have fun doing arts and crafts.

Photoshoot: it wouldn’t be a Christmas party if you did not take photos of your finished products. For an extra fun spin, reward the most original or wacky sweaters with small prizes.

Secret Santa: in a tight group of friends, prevent wallet draining from Christmas shopping by organizing a Secret Santa. Draw names and come prepared with a gift to the party for one person rather than all your entire group of friends. Its a memorable addition to an already spectacular night.


Ginger Bread Cookies: it would not be a Christmas party if ginger bread cookie decorating was not included in the itinerary. In small bowls, place some candy essentials like sprinkle, gummy bears, and frosting. This is such a fun way to engage your guests during the party.

Food and Drinks


Chocolate pretzels: not only are these delicious treats easy to make, but they are addicting – so delicious. Dip your pretzels in some melted chocolate, sprinkle some treats on top and let them cool off in the fridge.

 ♦ Hot Chocolate: add some flavour to your regular cup of hot chocolate by adding some spices like cinnamon or chilli powder or ginger, nutmeg, you name it. Top it off with a cinnamon stick inside the cup and you’re all set. I received inspiration for this video.

♦ Stay tuned for more holiday themed recipes coming your way.

Will you be hosting a holiday themed party this season?

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