The Beautiful Gift-Ugly Sweater Party
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted November 10, 2014
An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party would be a good time to have a devotional on the ugliness of sin and how Christ came to wash that ugliness away so we could have beautiful lives in Him.
Maybe even concentrate on how we are not to live in that ugly sin after we have accepted Christ but live in holiness.
Theme Verse Suggestions
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:22, 23
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 1 Thessalonians 4:7
Do a study of the ugliness of sin and how the Beautiful Gift (Christ) came to save us from that sin.
Do a study on not living in the ugliness of sin but living holy lives.
Do a study of Ephesians Chapter 2 (ugliness of the flesh)
Alternative Theme Titles
The Beautiful Gift
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Beauty in Holiness
Light in a Dark World--The Gift of Christ contrasting the darkness and ugliness of sin.
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
Color: red and green or non-traditional Christmas colors
I know I've seen a lot of Christmas sweater parties floating around the internet with ugly and tacky decorations, but I wouldn't go that route for a ladies meeting.
Display Christmas sweaters. (Find them at thrift shops)
Display throws or blankets with sweater patterns.
General Christmas decorations
Cut off sleeves or cuffs of old sweaters and put around vases for arrangements. (Find sweaters at thrift shops)
Sweater tent cards
If you have some ladies that scrapbook or make cards, have them make some sweater cards for your tables.
Festive Attire Points Game
Various Christmas Icebreakers
Various Pass the Gift Games
Sweater mug cozies
Christmas candy (tie on tag with strip of old Christmas sweater)
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Gift certificate to a ladies clothing store (somewhere like Marshalls)
Christmas boxed gifts (like Hickory Farms, boxed teas, etc.)
Christmas set of dishtowels
Boxed Christmas candy
Just for Fun
Ahead of time: Make sure to include on your invitations a note to let your ladies know to wear a Christmas sweater (ugliest is better).Use a sweater shaped invitation
Decorate sweater shaped cookies
Decorate sweaters for Christmas
Have fun props for photo opportunities. (Reindeer Antlers and Noses, Santa Beards, etc.)
Have a Re-gifting Exchange.
Give out Sweater Awards:
- Ultimate Ugliest Sweater
- Tackiest Sweater
- Most Colorful Sweater
- Most Creative Sweater
- Not Quite Ugly Sweater (for someone who wears a "pretty" Christmas sweater)
- Place Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Food and Serving
Christmas sweater cookies
Christmas sweater cake
Copyright ©2014 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
See my Ugly Sweater Pinterest Board for more ideas!
This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon. Be creative...Julia
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