50+ Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

The best 50+ Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas! Throw an amazing Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with these creative ideas, decor, food and sweaters!

Join the biggest holiday party craze and host an Ugly Sweater Party…one of the best Christmas party themes! The Christmas sweater, once thought to be TACKY, has made a huge comeback!

Ugly sweater parties are so popular there is now an Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

It is actually hard to find authentic 80’s sweaters. The old tacky Christmas sweater can often be found by asking an older adult who may have worn them back in the day. Check local thrift stores around the holidays or buy a plain sweater and hit the craft store for some supplies to make your own sweater.

Partygoers have no choice but to create their own or some other version of ugly Christmas attire.

Whether you are attending or throwing a party, here are 50 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas and more!

Throw the best Christmas party with these 50 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

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Besides trying to find the perfect ugly Christmas sweater there are plenty of ways to incorporate this theme into the rest of the party.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Decorations

There are some great sweater decoration ideas below but to get your started think about decorating with plenty of cheap and tacky Christmas decorations. 

  1. Tinsel Garland
  2. Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments
  3. Pom Poms
  4. Ugly Sweater Coozies

Ugly Sweater Party Food Ideas

  1. Along with wearing ugly sweaters you will need so awesome Christmas sweater themed foods! Consider making ugly Christmas sweater cookies or a Christmas tree charcuterie board.
  2. Serve theme drinks like this Santa hat martini or these Santa hat jello shots.
  3. Buy or make an ugly sweater cake to display on the center of the food table.
  4. Add Christmas labels to the wine bottles.
  5. Make a few traditional Christmas appetizers and display on cut Christmas platters.
  6. Decorate the food table with Christmas ornaments, twinkle lights and fun ugly sweater plates and napkins.

What To Do At An Ugly Christmas Party

Besides just laughing and enjoying all the great ugly sweaters with friends, here are a few more ideas.

  1. Host an ugly sweater contest – give prizes or awards for the ugliest sweater and the best dressed.
  2. Play a few Christmas party games.

Once you incorporate a few of these amazing ugly Christmas sweater party ideas, you will be hosting an epic ugly sweater Christmas party!

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

The best 50+ Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas! Throw an amazing ugly sweater party with these creative ideas!

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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    1. I hosted a Ugly Sweater Party a few years ago! Everyone had so much fun…I would like to do it again. Maybe next year!

  1. I’m 38 and we had our first ugly t-shirt party when we were in high school. I remember it well. It was a short time later we tried the Christmas sweater. It is so interesting to see how over the years it has grown into this huge thing. I love seeing how other people host their parties as well. Stopping by from the WLOW Whatsit link up.

    1. I agree, Chrystal, it has really grown into a huge trend! A fun way to have a themed holiday party. I had one a few years ago and it was a blast!

  2. I wish I had found this the first part of Dec. But I have you pinned and plan on throwing a party next year. More time to search for that perfect sweater!

    1. Thanks for pinning! If you can’t find the perfect ugly sweater next year there are tons of ways to create one yourself!

    1. Awesome, Stephanie! I hosted an Ugly Christmas Sweater party a few years ago and it was so much fun! What was so cool about it was how into it everyone was. We also had a giveaway for best “ugliest” sweaters! So fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. It really helps me a lot. i would love to try this in christmas keep posting such amazing ideas

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