DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Hosting Tips


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Ugly sweater parties are all the rage!  Thinking about hosting one? Why not host a party with a fun twist? A DIY Ugly Sweater Party! Check out our practical and actionable tips for hosting your own ugly DIY Christmas Sweater Party! 

DIY Ugly Sweater Party Tips

Host a DIY Ugly Sweater Party!

Ugly sweaters have become a favorite way to celebrate the holidays. Everyone is always trying to find the most creative, coolest and ugliest sweaters that they can find. Well, rather than hosting a traditional Ugly Sweater party, why not kick it up a notch and turn it into a DIY Ugly Sweater Party?! This is the perfect excuse to gather your crafty friends together at the holidays for an evening of holiday crafting.

How to host a DIY Ugly Sweater Party:

Get creative with your invitations and remind your guests to bring one, solid color sweatshirt, in their size (or you could provide everything). However, having your guests bring their own blank shirts, brings them more into the moment and gives them the chance to pick the size, color and style that they prefer.

You can find some really cute ugly sweater invitations or use clipart to make your own!

You can also get some fun ugly sweater party decor as well!

Of course, I absolutely love this ugly sweater party pack – which comes complete with trophies, should you choose to give awards for best sweaters!

Setting Up Your Craft Table

If you are having your guests bring their own shirts, you can plan to supply the rest of the items for the craft! Set up a craft table with these crafty holiday items:

Hot Glue Gun
Tinsel
A Variety of Small Ornaments (opt for plastic/shatterproof!)
Fake Snow
Felt and Foam
Battery operated Christmas Lights
Glitter and Sequins
Craft Scissors
Puffy Paint and Fabric Paint

And anything else that you’d like to add! When all else fails, I highly recommend cruising down the holiday craft aisle at your local dollar store.  SO MANY CRAFT SUPPLIES!

Ugly Sweater Party Food

Have fun while hosting your DIY Ugly Sweater Party by making some interactive ugly sweater party food! Make an ugly sweater food trays with meat, cheese, veggies and fruit!

You can also make ugly sweater sugar cookies, homemade with these cookie cutters or a kit, and let your guests decorate those as well!

More Ugly Sweater Party Ideas!

  • Grab some plain coffee mugs and paint pens. Have your guests design their own Ugly Sweater Mug and then, they can create their own sloppy hot chocolate or messy coffee drink!
  • Host an Ugly Sweater Baby shower for a friend that is due during the holidays! All of the guests can decorate plain onesies, ugly sweater style!
  • Make ugly sweater ornaments! Don’t want to do the full shirt? Make tiny foam or plastic ugly sweater ornaments!

The world is your ugly sweater party and you can do whatever you want, as long as you have fun!


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