The ULTIMATE Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater Party Ideas

Don we now our worst apparel fa la la la la la la la la. It is time to pull out your worst winter wardrobe and get ready to rock a holiday season favorite: The Ugly Sweater Party! Leave it to the Divas to create our OWN Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and go ALL OUT! We had such a blast and we’re SO excited to share with you how you can host your very own Ugly Sweater Party! These ugly sweater ideas are not only fun, but brilliant. Just get your craziest friends together, raid your grandma’s closet and celebrate the holidays. We promise you won’t need to look any further for the perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater party because we’ve got you covered!

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Not only do we have tons of ideas to get your party rockin’, but our fabulous Diva Designer Elizabeth has created all the printables that you could ever need to make your Ugly Sweater Party a success! She did a fabulous job of making our vision into reality. If you ever need anything designed – she is the girl to go to! Just check out everything she made in our Ugly Sweater Party Kit:

Ugly Sweater Party Guide

First up in your Ugly Sweater Party kit, a FABULOUS party guide that will help you party go ‘seamlessly!’ Packed with ugly Christmas sweater party ideas, planning tips tricks, this guide will be your very best friend. It’ll walk you through everything you need to make your Ugly Christmas Sweater party a total success. Take a peek below at some of the fun activity ideas below, but be sure to take a full look at the guide before planning all of your Ugly Sweater Party goodness.

Ugly Sweater Party Guide

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas & Activities

One of the BEST parts of an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is that there aren’t any rules! You can do whatever ugly sweater ideas you wish and as long as everyone’s shown up looking truly tacky, it’ll be a blast! Take a look at some of the activity ideas we included on your printable Ugly Sweater Party guide (plus a few extras!) for some of our favorite ideas:

  • Hot Chocolate Bar – Let guests create their own cocoa magic with different toppings like marshmallows, mints, or whipped cream. You could use some pretty party mugs like these to jazz things up, or you can stick with disposable styrofoam cups.
  • Ugly Sweater Party Photo Booth – Take photos of each other using a Christmas themed backdrop. Consider over-the-top items such as Christmas garlandsmistletoe, or an artificial tree. You can even don red Rudolph noses, or have a contest amongst your guest to see who can get the most social media “Likes” by the end of the night.
  • Cookie Decorating – Bake sugar cookies in the shape of sweaters and decorate them- the tackier the better! Your guests can even try replicating their own sweaters onto their cookies.
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange – This idea is always good for a laugh! It not only explains how to play the game but also includes LOTS of links to some truly hideous gift ideas.
  • Christmas Musical Chairs – Sprinkle a healthy dose of Christmas magic onto this classic game with some holiday tunes!

Are those full of mistletoe magic or what?! Keep reading to discover even more of your Ugly Sweater Party printable goodness.

Ugly Sweater Party Invitation

How fun are these sweater-themed bad boys?! Your Ugly Sweater Party invitations are designed to be two-sided so you can fold it and have a super fun front/back. The front of the ugly Christmas sweater party invite contains a fun saying and a cute sweater, while the back has the all the party information your guests will need. These invites would fit nicely in an envelope- your guests can then open their invitation to reveal an inspirational tacky sweater and all the details of the event. However, they’re also great sans envelope- the choice is yours!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Invite

You might want to add a cute button to embellish the Ugly Sweater Party invite even more and you can hold the two sides down and together with double stick tape. Depending on your choice or activities, don’t forget to include what you will want your guests to bring for the night: a white elephant gift, food contributions etc. Included on the ugly sweater invite is a special reminder to “Wear Your Winter Worst!” How adorable is that?!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Invitation

Ugly Sweater Party Food Cards

What is a party without food?! Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Your ugly sweater printables come with 6 printable treat tags, each with a unique saying and super fun design! These labels are the perfect addition to your table. Just cut and fold! We printed ours onto cardstock so, when folded, they’re instant standing cards and super easy to place on our treat table.

Ugly Sweater Party Treat Tags

With sayings like “Tacky Treats,” “Knitted Nibbles,” and “Sweater Sweets,” we guarantee your guests will go CRAZY over how fun these are. Plus we’ve included three ADDITIONAL treat tags. These are completely blank so you can write in whatever Ugly Sweater Party treats you wish!

Ugly Sweater Ideas for Treats

Ugly Sweater Party Contest

One of our must-have, extra-necessary, totally great Ugly Sweater Party ideas is the contest. Gather your friends and get ready to decide who has taken their ugly sweater ideas to the next level. To make the voting magic extra-special, we’ve included a printable voting sign as well as custom-made voting slips!

Ugly Sweater Party Contest

Someone has to decide WHO can claim the victory of the ultimate ugly sweater and with these adorable voting slips, you can have each of your guests take a vote. The rules of the voting are super easy. Simply display your voting sign by a basket or box and ask everyone to fill out a voting slip with their choice for ugliest sweater. Everyone drops their ballot in, the votes are tallied, and the winners determined!

Ugly Sweater Ideas for Contest

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Award Badges

Don’t forget to award the Ugly Sweater Contest prizes! Anyone willing to wear something so hideous that it is voted to be the UGLIEST – deserves a prize. Our packet includes winning medallions for the UGLY, UGLIER and UGLIEST sweaters of the night.  Claim to these titles can be given by having your guests vote using the voting ballots. Tally up the scores and determine the top three winners in the categories of Ugly, Uglier and Ugliest Sweater of the night ie. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

Ugly Sweater Party Winners

Simply attach the badges to the sweater of the Ugly Sweater Party contest winners with double-sided tape or safety pins. May they wear them as proud as they do their grandma’s sweater! As if these badges aren’t good enough, you might consider gifting the winners a special sweater-themed favor or gift. It’s up to you!

Ugly Sweater Party

I TOLD you we had everything you would need to throw the perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! The good, the bad and the UGLY- plus a whole lot more ugly sweater ideas. Hoping your holiday season is bright, wacky, and totally tacky.

About the Author: Elizabeth

I'm a friendly gal who's obsessed with all things marriage and Hubby-related :). When I'm not having adventures with my Sweetheart, you can find me in photographer mode, deep in a Netflix binge, or getting my sweat on - after all, 'endorphins make you happy!' I also enjoy treasure hunting (aka. thrifting), dark chocolate, and eating as much sushi as possible!

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32 Responses to The ULTIMATE Ugly Sweater Party

  1. I spoke to my friend about hosting an USP several wks ago (early November). He was not interested. NOW he’s stoked and wants to do it. Is it to late in this season to plan. Or should we wait until next season? When is the ideal time host an ugly sweater party?

    1. I don’t think it is too late in the season at all! Sometimes we associate this party with the Christmas season but this is about SWEATER season which includes January and even February if you live in a cold place! There are so many parties going on right now a January party might be a great idea!

  2. Wow! I am very impressed with the party, with the printables and everything! I looks too much fun. Looking forwards to throw your “Ugly sweater party” Thank you Divas!! Xx 🙂

  3. This was soo much fun! The sweaters were atrocious, the games so much fun, and the treats were yummy! Everything about this party was just perfect! Thanks for putting this fabulous party together girl!!! xox