All right, so you want to throw a party, but you have no idea what kind of party you should throw. Well, fear not, because I have the absolute best party theme you could ever want: grandma sweaters. Thatâ€™s right – the whole party is designed around sweaters that look like they were sewn by your grandma. You know the kind â€“ knitted, too small or too large, and extremely tacky. To take the theme one step further, every guest is required to wear one to enter the party. Now you have created a themed costume party of grandma sweater wearing friends and family.
Obviously, you need party decorations that accommodate the theme of your party. To start, think about all of the knickknacks your grandma has lying around the house. These could be old teapots, sepia photos, more knitted clothes, comfy blankets, or antiqued ceramics. If you need help finding such items, check out your local thrift store. They are bound to have some party supplies that are right up your alley.
As stated before, you should require every one of your guests to wear a grandma-themed sweater. Send the word out in your party invitations. This will give everyone some time to find their tackiest, best sweater. To hype up the pre-party excitement, tell everyone that there is a prize for finding the best sweater. Now you have a contest running long before your party even happens, so people are talking about it and getting excited.
The main focus on the party is on the sweaters and the enjoyment people experience from talking about them. This gives you some freedom to not spend huge amounts of money on party supplies or party decorations. Instead, you can focus on the food and drinks supplied throughout the party. Remember to think like a grandma when choosing your food. Flan, strawberries, prunes, juice, raisins, Jell-O, and any other easily digestible perishable would be ideal. But, you make sure the food is still edible and somewhat delicious. You do not want angry, grandma sweater wearing guests â€“ they get nasty real quick.
The whole idea behind this themed party is to have fun and let your creativity run free for a bit. It gives you and your friends a reason to show off your internal grandma, and nothing can be more entertaining than seeing your friends in tacky sweaters. Try it out for yourself and report back on the results.