Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Last weekend I threw a fun Ugly Sweater Christmas party for my family. I busted out the decorations, some yummy food and a chocolate fountain! I'm sharing the details of our little shindig as well as some printables you may want to use if you throw your own ugly sweater party.
I created the invitation above with Pic Monkey photo editing software. It is available for you to download here. Simply print it off and fill in the details for your party.
Keep guests refreshed with non-alcoholic Grinch Punch.
Mix ½ liter of Sprite, one 12 ounce can of pineapple juice, one 12 ounce can of frozen lemonade juice concentrate, two 13 ounce packets of Kool Aid lemon-lime, two quarts of water and 2 cups of sugar. Get the full recipe here.
If sweet drinks aren't your thing you can stay hydrated with Melted Snowman ice water. Cut out snowman eyes and a mouth out of black construction paper and tape them to a pitcher. Fill the pitcher with ice water and stick the snowman's carrot nose in the water.
Print off these ballots so guests can vote for their favorite ugly sweater at the party. Ballots get tossed into the snowman hat basket until it's time to count them and announce the winner.
The chocolate fountain was definitely the star of the party. We have had this fountain for years but never bothered to set it up and give it a try. It was obviously a huge hit with my 4-year-old daughter, but the grown-ups enjoyed it too!
I set out fresh fruit like strawberries, grapes and pineapple to dip into the chocolate.
The banner above the table is from Ella Claire. Head over there to get your own free downloadable copy. I put inexpensive wreaths on the table and placed bowls of chips, fruit and candy inside them for a festive touch.
I made an easy photo booth by taping wrapping paper from the dollar store onto the wall. FYI: The rolls of wrapping paper at the dollar store don't have a lot of paper on them. To be on the safe side pick up at least two rolls to make your backdrop. The props are from the dollar store. They are supposed to be garden stakes but I think they worked quite well as photo booth props.
My little monkey had a blast and was hyped up all night from the excitement of the party and of course all the sugary treats. I think I will start throwing more impromptu parties for my family. It's fun and gives us something fun to do on a cold winter day!