So I did it! I finally had an ugly Christmas sweater party! Did I want to have one? Kind of? Did I think I would have fun? I was hoping I would. Did I think I would wear the sweater? Absolutely not! I did, and I had a blast. I had so much fun we are most likely going to make it an annual thing. My only regret is I didn’t put much thought into it and didn’t start getting excited about it until about the day before.
The idea for the party wasn’t mine. I always wanted to host something like this though. Last year I co-hosted a cookie swap and that was tons of fun. This year, we decided to incorporate an ornament exchange. Each guest brought one for me and one to swap. The person with the ugliest sweater had their choice of ornaments first.
The menu was veggies and dip, chili, garlic bread, lemonade with mint leaves, from-scratch brownies, and a friend of mine made homemade ice cream. To top it off, we had caramel macchiatos and tea. What was supposed to last an hour and a half lasted for over three hours. We honestly had so much fun and I cannot wait until next year.
Have you ever attended an ugly Christmas sweater, ornament exchange, or similar kind of party? I’d love to hear about it.