Dec 17, 2013
Ugly Christmas sweater parties have made their way into 21st century American Christmas traditions. According to this article the ugly Christmas sweater party began in Vancouver, British Columbia, but since then it has become a big part of American Christmas culture. Most people take these parties pretty seriously, racing to their local thrift stores to find the ugliest Christmas sweaters before the big party. So if you’re the lucky one to be throwing the ugly sweater party, take these tips into consideration:
1. Have a contest (with prizes): Let’s face it, everyone who attends these parties wants to have the best sweater in the room. There is no better way to encourage people to dress their best than to have a contest with prizes. People can vote for the best sweater, or you can pick judges. Either way, this contest will help your guests wear their sweaters with pride!
2. Have a photo-booth: Nobody wants to forget this Christmas tradition! Set up a photo-booth (with a photographer or even just a self-timer) so that your guests will never forget their sweaters or your awesome party! If this photo-booth is with a digital camera, you can make a Facebook album with all the pictures so your guests can publish their awful Christmas sweaters.
3. Sweater cookies: If you’re looking for an activity to involve your guests you can have a cookie decorating station. You can buy this sweater cookie cutter, and have all your guests decorate their own ugly Christmas sweater cookie as a take-away gift. This station will be a great way to enjoy a yummy treat and to keep the sweater spirit alive!
These are just a few tips to make your ugly Christmas sweater party the best one in town!