In a sea of seasonal soirees, nothing puts the happy in holidays like a party full of guests looking ridiculous in their tacky holiday sweaters. Gather all of your friends to showcase their holiday spirit at your very own Tacky Holiday Party. Kick it up a notch by making it a competition. Whichever guest has the tackiest sweater of all gets a “Tackiest Sweater Award”. Not only will your guests have a blast admiring the worst getups and choice ensembles, but they will also reminisce over the stories of how the tacky sweaters came to be, and the relative that clearly do not like them very much for gifting it in the first place.
Mirror mirror on the wall, where to find the tackiest sweater of them all?
Go thrift shopping! If it’s good enough for Macklemore, it’s good enough for your Tacky Sweater Party. Thrift stores have large selections of sweaters to choose from. Many of them have ended up there because they were too tacky for people to wear! Next up, raid your parent’s closet and don’t forget the attic. If you can dig up a vintage holiday model, from the golden age of ugly Christmas sweaters, the better. Online auction sites are great for finding the tackiest holiday sweaters out there. Think Ebay and Amazon. Lastly, if you would rather avoid the labor of sweater hunting, there are a vast amount of websites dedicated to selling just these types of sweaters. Do a search for “Ugly Holiday Sweaters” and enjoy the embarrassment of ugly, new riches.
Accessories are your tacky sweater’s best friend.
Accessories can often times make the tacky sweater that much tackier! Got some of mom’s 80’s jewelry? Throw it on! Take a trip to your local drug store and look for lighted pins, reindeer antlers, Santa hats, tinsel and more! Imagine your tacky sweater as a Christmas tree: anything goes! Clip on ornaments, garland, candy canes and lighted jewels.
Go for broke.
Complete the ensemble and secure your winnings of the Tackiest Sweater Award, by pairing up your ugly holiday sweater with mismatching tights, socks, and shoes. It may be a sweater party but making the extra effort and adding in other tacky garments, will ensure your tacky sweater stands out even more. Complete the over the top look by styling your hair from popular styles from the decade your tacky sweater is from. 80’s sweater? Go fro the Hope Williams hairstyle. 90’s? That would have you rocking the Felicity curls. A complete look will make your holiday sweater, the tackiest of them all!