18 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas


Ugly Christmas sweater get togethers are kind of a big deal these days. The once thought tacky Christmas sweater has made a huge comeback and now it’s one of the funnest party themes. Consider yourself hooked up with these fun ugly sweater ideas! Yep, they’re the best parties ever! {like oh my gosh}

This includes ugly sweater ideas you can DIY as well as How to host the best Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with fun ideas that include party decorations, how to make an ugly sweater, party food ideas, activities, party favors and so much more!

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What is an Ugly Sweater Christmas party?

Just like the name implies, an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party is a Christmas party theme where the hosts and guests wear super tacky Christmas sweaters.  It’s just a fun excuse to dress up and spend time together during the holidays.

So if you’re looking for a unique party theme during the holiday season then here are some Ugly Christmas Sweater party decorations, party food recipes, Christmas party activities, and free printables.  Oh yeah, I’ve even included some party favors so your guests can leave with a momento of your super fun Christmas party this December.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Decorations

Lillian Hope Designs

1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party + Free Printable ~ The chances to celebrate are endless this holiday season, so if you are hosting a Christmas party, break from tradition and have a little fun with an ugly Christmas sweater themed party with these ideas from Lillian Hope Designs. Perfect for a neighborhood get together or just that birthday that falls a little too close to Christmas.

Pretty Providence

2. How to Throw an Ugly Christmas Sweater Making Party ~ How to host a hysterically themed party where all the guests come and make the most hideous Christmas sweaters by Pretty Providence.

The Dating Divas

3.  Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas and Tips ~ Ugly Sweater Parties have become a fun annual tradition. The Dating Divas shares all of the details with you so planning and hosting your own ugly Christmas sweater party will be a breeze.

Living Locurto

4. Balloon Christmas Lights ~ Balloons are such a great way to decorate in an inexpensive way. If you are looking for a way to take your balloon decorations up a notch, these fun balloon Christmas lights by Living Locurto are easy to create using paper cups, paint, and balloons.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Awards

Eighteen 25

5. Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Awards ~ Award the party guests with the most colorful, most sparkle, ugliest sweater, most festive, most adorable with these free printable tags by Eighteen 25.

Christmas Party Activities


6. Ugly Sweater Ornaments ~ Have party guests design their own “ugly sweater” ornament by C.R.A.F.T.  It makes a fun party activity and doubles as a party favor.

Family Ever After

7. How to Make a Photo Booth ~ Every good party needs a photo booth! The best photo booths have props so your guests can cut loose and get silly. Tutorial by Family Ever After.

Studio DIY

DIY Ugly Sweater Ideas

8. DIY Christmas Lights Sweater ~ You’ll definitely be the light of the party with this tacky Christmas lights sweater by DIY Studio. The free pattern is provided to crochet your own sweater.

The Cards We Drew

9.  DIY Ugly Sweater ~ Because everyone needs an ugly Christmas sweater, right? The Cards We Drew shows you how to transform a plain sweater into an awesome ugly one with this tutorial.

The Samantha Show

10. Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater ~ Tinsel, christmas lights and jingle bells are a few of the items you’ll need to light up this Christmas. Tutorial by The Samantha Show.

11. How to make an ugly Christmas sweater by Brit + Co by bleaching bottle brush trees.

Party Food

Mom Loves Baking
12. Ugly Sweater Cake ~ Transform a 9×13 baked yellow cake into an ugly sweater cake by Mom Loves Baking. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is.
Spaceships and Laser Beams
13. Ugly Sweater Sugar Cookies ~ Spaceships and Laser Beams shares their yummy sugar cookie and icing recipes plus tips on how to decorate sugar cookies.

Free Printables

 Craving Some Creativity

14. Ugly Sweater Invitations & Medals [free printables] ~ If you’re planning an ugly sweater party then you’ll want these adorable free printable invitations and medals by Craving Some Creativity. All you have to do is download, print and cut.

The Country Chic Cottage

15. Ugly Sweater Party Free Printables ~ The Country Chic Cottage shares her free printable set for throwing an ugly sweater party. The set includes invitations, a vote sign, voting ballots, and party awards.

Oh My Creative

16. Ugly Sweater Printable Tag ~ “May your sweaters be ugly & bright”, I just adore this free printable tag by Oh My Creative. Dowload, print, trim and add to a bottle of wine or goodie bag for an easy party favor.

Party Favors

Shaken Together Life

17. Felt Ugly Sweater Party Favors ~ Make some mini ugly sweaters from felt with this tutorial from Shaken Together Life. A fun embellishment to any party favor.

Create Craft Love

18. Ugly Sweater Coozies ~ Make ugly sweater coozies from a pair of socks by Create Craft Love. A fun and easy party favor idea. It would also make a great activity at your party too.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

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