Ugly sweater party invitations

Dig into the depths of your holiday wardrobe and cozy up to our festive collection of ugly sweater party invitations. They're always ad-free, and RSVP tracking is included.

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This holiday, wear something that leaves no room for interpretation. Get unfashionably tipsy with your best friends and worst outfits with an ugly sweater party sure to have everyone looking away in sheer horror (and amusement).

Your more fashionable guests may not know how to shop for the wild and woolly (or acrylic fiber) night ahead. Show your knit wit and make your ugly Christmas sweater party invitation a teachable moment. Christmas party invitations decked out in garish holiday sweater styles clue your guests in on the gay apparel everyone will be donning. Accompanying mugs of eggnog, adulterated cocoa, and other 21-and-over comestibles assure any doubters that there’ll be something to ease the ocular pain of all those embroidered Santas and rhinestoned reindeer in one room. No matter what surprise you pull from your wardrobe, you’re sure to leave your guests in stitches (or cable-knits. Or Arran weaves. Or sequins. Or worse.)

How do you invite people to an ugly sweater party?

The best way to invite your friends and fam to an ugly sweater party is with an online invitation from Paperless Post—and we've got so, so many hilarious options to choose from. Our invitations are adorned with snowmen, Santas, reindeer, and everyone's favorite holiday animal, alpaca (why not?). We even have photo ugly sweater invitations, in case you really can't wait to show off your knit top with the battery operated string lights woven in. If you want to make sure the actual event lives up to your cleverly designed invitations, you can always read up on our helpful and creative [ugly sweater party ideas] (

Ugly sweater invitation templates

Once you’ve chosen your plan of visual attack for your ugly Christmas sweater party invite, you can use our online design tool to customize your invitation’s colors, type, and layout to match (or further clash with) the outfits on display. Send it out to all your tragically attired guests and track the incoming RSVPs to better plan your ugly sweater party’s leaderboard. Use our guest messaging tools to stir up the competition and send along any final anti-fashion pointers. When the party’s all wrapped up and the dubious honors of the evening are bestowed, post photos of all your guests in an online gallery, then share the link. Don’t worry, it’s just for attendees—no one’s in danger of appearing on a published worst-dressed list. But isn’t it nice to have blackmail material?

When to send ugly sweater party invitations?

When it comes to the timing of sending out invitations, ugly sweater parties are just like other [holiday parties] ( As a rule, you should send out ugly sweater party invitations at least three weeks in advance. This will ensure your guests have enough time to mark off their calendars, and to raid their nana's closet or the local thrift store. If you're planning an ugly sweater work party and want to make sure your colleagues can make it, you can send out [holiday save the dates] ( as early as September. It's also a great way to get attendees to switch their wardrobe mindset from swimwear to sweaters, STAT.

Of course, ugly sweater parties are only one type of holiday bash you can throw throughout the season. Want more? Browse our invitations for parties throughout the winter season, including cookie swaps, Christmas parties, and New Year’s Eve blowouts. Do try and dress for the occasion.