Christmas is one of those times when everyone takes the liberty to be as tacky as they can. And we’re not just talking about ugly Christmas sweaters. The jazz, shine, glitter and loud colors are visible on ornaments and decoration as well. So don’t you think you should embrace this particular charm of Christmas wholeheartedly and organize a tacky Christmas?

Before proceeding, let’s tell you what exactly is a tacky Christmas party. Tacky Christmas parties are aggressive parties associated with things like ugly sweater contests and elephant gift exchanges. Everything is over the top in these parties, right from decorations to food items. If you are looking for some tacky Christmas party ideas, you’re at the right place. We’ve got some fantastic tacky Christmas party ideas for you! Take a look!

Tacky Christmas Party Ideas

  1. Ugly Christmas Sweater:

When you’re hosting a tacky Christmas party, you must keep with the theme and ask the guests to come in ugly Christmas sweaters. You can even host an ugly sweater contest. Not can, you should hold an ugly Christmas sweater party because that’s the main point behind these parties. You can hold contests for different categories like “Most colorful tacky sweater” or “Best homemade ugly sweater”. And give away tacky prizes for the contestants.

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  1. Sweater Trees For Decoration:

When you’re holding a tacky party, you need to ensure that the decoration is tacky as well. And what better tacky decoration than these sweater Christmas trees. The trees are color coordinated here, but you can mix and match the colors as well.

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  1. Tiny Sweaters For Decoration:

You can even consider decorating the venue with these tiny tacky sweaters. They don’t just look adorable, but also go very well with the theme. Just ensure that the sweaters are in multiple colors. We particularly loved the white one, which is loaded with ornaments.

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  1. Tacky Photo Booth:

How about making a tacky photo booth, which you and your guests can use to click some amazing photos? Don’t you think it’s a fun way to keep the guests and even kids entertained? People will spend hours on end clicking silly pictures on this booth.

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  1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Bottle Covers:

Going with the theme, you must cover the wine bottles in these ugly sweater wine bottle covers instead of sophisticated ribbon covers for a tacky Christmas party. It will set the mood for the party like no other thing.

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  1. Tin Can Christmas Tree:

This tin can Christmas tree looks perfect for a tacky Christmas party. 3 different sized tins are painted green and then decorated with pompoms, garlands and ornaments. It’s a relatively easy idea and can be easily done within a couple of minutes.

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  1. Sweater Presents:

Tacky Christmas Party

How about these sweater presents for the participants in ugly Christmas sweater contest? Don’t you think it will suit the theme really well? Just try to make it as tacky as you can with lights and color. The link includes the DIY for these sweater presents. So try making them yourself.

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  1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Wine Glasses:

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How tacky is this wine glass decoration? Isn’t it perfect for a tacky Christmas party? To create these, you need to cut out two circles from the sweaters, big enough to cover the bottom of the glasses. Decorate the base with some sequins or ribbons, whatever you like to make it bright and beautiful.

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  1. Tacky Christmas Party Table Setting:

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This bright and vibrant red and green table decoration is just perfect for a tacky Christmas party. The colorful paper fans in the background perfectly complement the theme. But what’s standing out are the cute and colorful desserts. Each of the desserts on the table is carefully thought over and designed according to the theme.

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  1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies:

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These ugly Christmas sweater cookies are just perfect for a tacky Christmas party. We’ve shared the recipe for these cookies too. Decoration is of utmost importance for these cookies. The recipe features reindeer, wreaths, ornaments Christmas trees and snowmen cookies, but you can experiment with your ideas too. And the sweater shaped cookie cutters are also easily available.

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  1. Can Vase:

An ordinary can has been given a makeover to include in the tacky Christmas party. Paint the tin can red and cover it with Santa belt. You can make this belt with just a little bit creativity. Fill the vase with branches and cranberries and you’re done.

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  1. Ugly Sweater Cake:

What’s a Christmas party without a cake? And when you’re organizing a tacky Christmas party, even the cake should be according to the theme. Here’s a perfect idea for you to emulate. We loved the idea of decorating the border of the cake with chocolate butterfingers and crunches. You can even replace it with Hershey’s Kisses.

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  1. Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Awards:

Here are some printable awards you can give to the winning contestants of the ugly sweater contest. You need to print out all these templates and stick on the gifts you’ll be handing to the winners. Alternatively, you can even pin these tags on the sweaters of the winners. Don’t forget to pose for a photo with the winners.

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  1. Giant Balloon Christmas Lights And Ornaments:

Since tacky Christmas parties are all about going outlandish and creating extraordinary decoration, what do you think about these giant balloon lights and ornaments? You can use these giant ornaments for either indoor or outdoor decoration. Either way, it will look fantastic.

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  1. Printable Frame:

This frame is simply perfect for tacky and ugly Christmas party. We particularly loved the pattern of this frame, which is looking like a design of Christmas sweater. And the color combination of red, green and white is also very Christmassy. You can use this template for creating invites as well.

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  1. Tacky Christmas Party Favors:

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When you’re inviting someone for a party, you need to present them with party favors too, especially when you have kids coming. Here we’re sharing an idea, which can help you create party favors at home only, saving plenty of your money. You need to fill the baskets with chocolate and tie them with festive colored ribbons.

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  1. Sweater Ornaments:

These Christmas sweater ornaments are in no way tacky or ugly. On the contrary, it’s very cute and adorable and will make a lovely addition to your party. Or if you want, you can opt for tacky and glittery Christmas sweater ornaments, just to go with the theme.

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  1. Tacky Christmas Party Invite:

This tacky Christmas party invite looks just perfect. The theme is depicted perfectly on a black chalkboard paper. The color scheme used is also very jazzy, with bright red and bright green. You can make it tackier anyway you like.

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  1. Ugly Sweater Wreath:

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How about greeting your guests with this jazzy and shiny ugly sweater wreath? Since it’s a DIY tutorial, you can make it yourself or turn it into a group activity. And you don’t have to purchase any special supplies for this wreath. Some recycled materials, glitter and sweater templates can help you create this wreath.

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  1. Cardboard Ornaments:

If you’re looking for some DIY ornament ideas for your tacky Christmas party, these cardboard ugly Christmas sweater ornaments, complete with hangers made out of paper clips would make a lovely addition. And we totally love the designs used for these ‘sweaters’.

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  1. Sock Vase:

This sock vase with printed branches is simply perfect for a tacky Christmas party. It features loud colors such as red, white, blue, purple and pink and has some shiny touches too. The base of the tree is decorated with shiny and colorful ornaments, which is giving the perfect tacky touch.

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  1. A Messy Look:

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If you want to create a true blue tacky atmosphere, take some cue from this picture. The pillars and walls are decked with ornaments and mini LED string lights. Confetti and pieces of colorful paper are strewn across the floor, to give the messy effect. But be prepared to clean the mess post party.

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  1. Tacky Totem Pole:

This tacky holiday totem pole would make a great decoration for your outdoor. Take out all your worn out Christmas sweaters to make this outrageously tacky totem pole and decorate with as much bling ornaments and jingle bells as you can.

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  1. Aluminum Christmas Tree:

Tacky Christmas Party

An aluminum Christmas tree may have been considered a fad in the Victorian era, but today, it is used to give a tacky look to the decoration. And why not? The Christmas tree itself is very flashy and the decorations used is even more over the top.

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  1. Table Leg Covers:

These elf stockings are making perfect table leg covers for Christmas. The stockings are colorful, over the top and have tiny bells attached to it, which makes it perfect for the tacky parties.

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We hope you find these tacky Christmas party ideas helpful. If yes, please pin these images to help others also. And don’t forget to share your favorite tacky Christmas party ideas in the comment section.

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