Ugly Sweater Party Invitation Wording Feast Your Eyes on This List of Thanksgiving Phrases

Let’s face it, there’s a fine line between festive and tacky, and some people dance merrily across that line at Christmas time.

Gaudy sweaters have long been a feature of the holiday season, but more recently they’ve been enshrined as a bonafide tradition. Ugly sweater parties, where people come dressed in the most hideous sweater they can find, buy, or make, have become hugely popular. The culmination of these parties is usually an award for the best/worst sweater.

But we don’t have to tell you that. If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning (or at least contemplating) a tacky Christmas sweater party of your own. This article will help you with one of your first steps, which is to come up with the right invitation wording.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party invitation wording ideas

Ugly Sweater Party Invite Tips

Whether it’s a contest or not, the concept of an ugly sweater party is pretty straightforward and easy for people to understand. Thus, your invitations don’t need to contain a lot of information beyond the basics.

The main challenge is getting your invitees excited about participating. After all, the last thing you want is to have people come to your ugly sweater party tastefully dressed.

With that in mind, here are some pointers on coming up with the right wording:

1. Make it funny. Tacky sweater parties are supposed to be lighthearted and fun, so be sure to adopt that tone for your invitation. A funny image of an ugly sweater is all you really need. That said, the perfect invite also features clever (but minimal) wording.

2. Hype up the contest. The best way to ensure people go along with the ugly sweater theme is to hold a contest with prizes. The prizes don’t have to be grand, especially if it’s a smaller gathering at someone’s home. However, the invitation should try to get people’s competitive juices flowing by mentioning awards.

3. Gift exchange too? Many ugly sweater parties also include a gift exchange of some sort. If that’s the case for your gathering, your invite should tell people to bring a wrapped present of a certain value. Check out our guide to writing White Elephant invitations for sample wording.

With the above guidelines in mind, here are some wording examples. Feel free to use one of these as-is, or change them up as desired. If you use one of these as a template, just be sure to add any missing information that’s relevant to your event.

Eat, Drink & Be Ugly
Join Us For An
Ugly Sweater Party
Friday, December 19 at 6 pm
Molly and Michael’s Home
1234 Tickytack Lane
Columbus, OH
Prizes For the Best/Worst Sweaters!
RSVP by Dec. 10
Don We Now Our Ugly Sweaters!
Please Join Us For An
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Wear Your Tackiest Sweater
Bring a Wrapped $15 Item For a Gift Swap
It’s a Tacky Sweater Party!
Wear an Ugly Sweater of Your Own Creation
Prize For the Most Hideous Sweater
‘Tis the Season For An
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Prize For the Person Wearing the Tackiest Holiday Sweater
Please Join Us For An
Ugly Sweater Party
White Elephant Gift Exchange
Wear a Tacky Sweater & Bring a Wrapped $20 Gift
We’re Having a Party
And Things are Going to Get UGLY
Wear a Ho-Ho-Horrible Holiday Sweater
Prize For the Person Wearing the Ugliest Sweater
We’re Having a Christmas Party!
Wear an Ugly Holiday Sweater
Bring a Wrapped Gift to Swap (Re-Gift Only)
Rock That Ugly Christmas Sweater!
Join Us For a Tacky Sweater Contest
Dirty Santa Gift Exchange ($10 Gift)
It’s the Most TACKY Time of the Year
Come to Our
Tacky Christmas Sweater Party
Prizes Awarded For the Ugliest Sweaters
Jane and Mike Are Throwing An
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Join us for food, drink & a contest to see who’s rocking the tackiest holiday sweater

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of savory Turkey Day sayings.

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