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Holiday Party: The Ugly Christmas Sweater
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Think back to grade school, when your mom outfitted you in those terrible cotton holiday sweaters, complete with glittered yarn, bells, mini presents, and more. While sweaters like this may have no daily function in your closet, there is one time of year when they are de rigueur: The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
This party is simple to host, and lots of fun for all. Set up an area where people can pose for photos, as you will most certainly want to document this on film. You can up the ante by having each guest vote for the “best” sweater — just no voting for your own.
Attire: Your tackiest or ugliest Christmas sweater.
Drink: Offer a make-your-own beer cocktail bar, where people can mix and match booze and beer to create their own crazy cocktail. For something festive, serve inexpensive bubbly topped with a splash of cranberry juice, and a floating cranberry garnish.
Activity: Set-up a wintery backdrop and camera on a tripod as a “photo booth” where people can pose for memory-making photographs. Decorate your own gingerbread men and women with ugly Christmas sweaters.
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