How to Throw an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Dec 22nd, 2016

I don’t know about you, but for me this time of year is filled with parties and celebration! There’s dinner parties, work parties — just too many! And while the boys can just slip on a nice reliable suit or sport coat, the ladies have to go through so much effort to get ready. Which dress will we wear? What accessories will look good? There are a million things to think about, and that’s not even counting if hosting the party is your job too!

Personally, I love hosting parties. There’s so much laughter and joy in the air. It’s a great time to catch up with your friends and family, eat delicious food, and exchange a gift or two. I can relate to the stress of wanting to throw the perfect holiday party so I have an easy solution — I just don’t! 

I’m a big fan of throwing ugly holiday sweater parties. No fancy dresses or tuxes allowed! Guests can only wear ugly holiday-themed sweaters. 

If you’ve never thrown a party like that, don’t fret — here are a few tips to get you started!

Ugly Sweaters

Ugly holiday sweaters are a huge trend during the holiday season – they’re fun, cute and make people laugh! Robert actually invests in a company, Tipsy Elves, that specializes in making ugly holiday sweaters. And yes, they have something for everyone – Christmas designs, Hanukkah designs, or just general funny holiday-related sweaters. The best part is that they’re so comfortable and cozy! Perfect for lazy days when it gets a tad too chilly. They also have dresses and full suits! Here are some of my favourites: 

ugly holiday sweaters

L-R: Feliz Navidog Sweater | Twinkle Twirler Dress | Straight Outta North Pole Sweater | Navy Humping Reindeer Fair Isle Joggers

ugly holiday sweaters

L-R: The Night Before™ Hanukkah Sweater | The Mistletoe Money Maker Suit | Romantic Sasquatch Sweater

Holiday Recipes

Now that I’m back home in Australia for part of the holidays, I can’t wait to have my favourite Christmas desserts! Growing up, I always remember my mother making two staple desserts, the Australian pavlova and coconut apricot balls. I love the Australian pavlova so much that I even served it at my bridal shower — it was a total success! Here’s the recipe:

australian pavlova recipe

I also can’t wait to have my mother’s famous coconut apricot bowls! They always remind me of Christmas because my mother always made this dessert every year! Not only are they super easy to make, but they’re a great healthy option to have if you don’t want to indulge in too many sweets. Here’s the recipe:

coconut apricot balls recipe

We’re in such a joyous time of the year and it’s important to celebrate this time with our loved ones. Don’t stress too much about throwing the perfect party — people will remember the good memories and how much fun they had, not who wore the fanciest dress or tux. Eat, drink, and be merry! 

From Robert and myself, I hope you have a great holiday season! 

Happy Holidays Xo,