Every year we get them: Whether it be a gift from a fashion-challenged relative, a friend with a wicked sense of humor, or a clueless spouse, we wind up with a sweater so vile, the only suitable environment for showing it off is the darkest depths of the closet floor.
Clean the mothballs out of your Christmas sweaters and read on for tips on throwing a bad sweater party.
A casual invite for this casual party will do. Use e-vites or pre-printed bulk paper invitations. If party-goers will be traveling to attend, be sure to send invitations a few weeks in advance.
Bad sweaters in all shapes, colors and sizes. Bonus points if the sweater is homemade.
Setting The Scene:
Plan the party to be casual, so go with a buffet/snack style set up for serving guests. As this type of party will mainly be thrown during the Christmas season, you will most likely have decorations out already. Focus on creating a decorative serving table. Set up a buffet style spread of party foods (suggestions to follow). Include a separate table for party favors.
Do a "gag gift" version of a white elephant gift exchange. Have all guests bring a $10-15 gag gift (be sure to specify if the gifts should be kept in good taste). Vote on who has worn the worst sweater (first, second, third, etc) and allow people to pull a gift from the table accordingly. Take turns opening and showing off the bad gifts.
Festive or humorous Christmas songs played at a low volume to encourage mingling.
Play "Name The Christmas Movie"
-Divide into two or three teams depending on how many guests you have.
-Have each party guest pick the name of a Christmas movie out of a jar and give three clues about the title.
Easy to make party foods
Cubed ham with pineapple
Pork chop strips with pear
Classic holiday fruit salad
Any type of meat/fruit/vegetable skewers
Twice baked potato halves
Good luck with your Bad Sweater Party! Please Contact Me with questions or success stories.