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Ugly Christmas sweater party
ideas + cocktails

Ugly Christmas sweater party ideas and holiday cocktail recipes

It's time to dust off those ugly sweaters and invite your friends over for a classic ugly Christmas sweater party. It seems like each year the sweaters get more ridiculous - and increasingly easier to find. (insert old timer accent here) Back in my day, we had to hunt high and low, canvas every thrift store in town, and eBay to find the perfect, hideous sweater. 

But alas, times have changed and we are totally on board for any reason to throw a party. And a themed party is even better! So we've rounded up a few of our favorite ugly Christmas sweater party ideas, cocktails and decor to get you started on your own epic sweater party planning.

Cheers to ugly sweaters!


Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Cocktails:

Because no party is complete without a signature cocktail, we've picked a few Christmas themed cocktails that will get everyone in a festive mood. Our personal favorite is the candy cane pudding shots. If you haven't tried pudding shots before - you're welcome. They. Are. Amazing.

Ugly Christmas sweater party drinks1. White Christmas mojito from Half Baked Harvest
2. Jingle juice holiday punch from Inspired by Charm
3. Candy cane pudding shots from Dad What's 4 Dinner
4. Peppermint mocha white Russian from With Salt and Wit

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Food:

Indulge your guests in a few over the top Christmas-y desserts dripping in red and green sugar. Tis the season y'all. And definitely don't miss this boozy Christmas fudge (see #2 below), sugar plus liquor, yes please!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party ideas food

1. Grinch rice krispie treats from Two Sisters Crafting
2. Boozy Christmas fudge from The Decorated Cookie
3. Frosted sugar cookie dip from Homemade Hooplah
4. Grinch pretzel bites from Sarah's Bake Studio

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Decorations:

While the main event is everyone's crazy sweaters, there is still room for a few more festive additions to your party. We are in love with this wrapping paper photo backdrop. Talk about easy and so perfect for an ugly Christmas sweater party!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party favor ideas

1. "Drink up Grinches" party cup from The Pursuit of Cocktails
2. DIY Ugly Christmas sweater party trophy from Jennifer Rizzo
3. "Let's get elfed up" and "Festive AF" cocktail straws from The Pursuit of Cocktails
4. Wrapping paper photo backdrop from Friday We're In Love

Follow our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas board on Pinterest for even more ideas.

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