I love the idea of hosting an ugly sweater Christmas party because it involves two of my favorite things: costumes and Christmas! There are so many fun, easy DIY ideas to make an ugly sweater party extra awesome (or uhh tacky). These ugly Chrsitmas sweater party ideas cover everything from tacky Christmas hair to things to do an at ugly sweater party and everything in between.
15 Ugly christmas sweater party ideas
Looking for Ugly Christmas sweater decor ideas? This list has your ugly sweater holiday party decorations covered!
Consider setting up an ugly Christmas sweater ornament making station! All you need to make your own DIY ugly sweater ornaments is card stock, writing utensils and paper clips! Yes, you read that right. The paper clip will magically turn into the sweaters hanger with these easy tutorial.
2. Ugly Sweater photo backdrop
Sofia from Family Ever After crafted up this epic ugly Christmas sweater photo booth complete with cut out frames, stockings, and garlands. Guests can take silly pictures documenting the most epic ugly sweater party ever thrown!
3. Ugly Sweater Cookie decorating
I am Baker decorated these gorgeous ugly sweater cookies, but I think it would be fun to bake a few dozen sweater shaped cookies and let guests decorate their own ugly sweaters! Get a sweater shaped cookie cutter here.
Ugly sweater party food ideas
4. Dessert table
Kate used plaid on plaid to create an ugly sweater dessert table that’s festive and fun. See more pictures and details of Kate’s ugly sweater dessert table at And Everything Sweet.
5. Ugly sweater cake
Turn a box cake mix into an epic ugly sweater cake masterpeice with some fondant cut outs. Image via Cake Central.
6. Sausage wreath
Make a sausage wreath complete with a red pepper bow to share and double as a centerpiece for the table.
Crazy Christmas Hair Ideas
Grab a hot cocoa and get ready for the best of best in the DIY ugly Chrsitmas sweater hair category!
7. Reindeer buns
Insist on reindeer buns for anyone with long enough hair! Feel free to add jingle bells 😉 Find the reindeer bun tutorial at Princess Piggies.
8. Christmas Tree Hair Do
Christmas tree hair do for the hostess with the mostess (Yes, this is her real hair!)She wrapped her hair around a styrofoam cone and added tinsel, tiny candy canes, and a star tree topper, of course! See more at the Scarlet Rose Garden.
Ugly Sweater Crafts
Ugly sweater crafts are always a winner! And remember, the more jingle bells, tinsel, garlands, buttons, glitter, Christmas lights, and Santa hats, the better!
9. Ugly Sweaters for wine bottles
Set up a make your own sweater bottle cover station or give these as prizes for the tackiest sweater award! These would make a great prize for an ugly sweater contest winner! Tip: Cut up a few solid colored sweaters from a thrift store for this craft.
10. DIY Ugly Sweater Koozies
Turn fizzy Christmas socks into the ultimate DIY ugly sweater koozie for your party beverages! Find details at Create Craft Love.
11. Ugly Sweater Candles
Full Body Ugly Christmas Costumes
Why stop with an ugly Christmas sweater? Why not a full body Chrsitmas extravaganza! Get our your hot glue gun, pom poms, ribbon, and sparkles and get ready to craft!
Take the ugly Christmas sweater up a few notches and recreate Ralphie and the leg lamp from the Christmas Story!
Turn an ugly sweater into a full body Chrsitmas tree complete with a star on top with a small hula hoop and safetypins!
14. Mantle and a chimney costumes
Take the ugly sweater up a notch with a full on mantle and grab a partner to be Santa in the chimney! Don’t miss the iPad tucked into the fireplace with a working fire! More details here.
15. DIY Candy Cane Outfit
Go all out and freeze your butt off with this full body DIY candy cane costume! No fabric glue required 😉
If DIY is not your thing, here are some awesome ugly Christmas sweater party accessories you need: