Being a recent college grad and in my early 20's, an 'Ugly Sweater Party' is a drunken holiday must. I've seen all kinds from dorm rooms to pub crawls to house parties. This commercial, however, makes me want to get a group of my closest friends, throw them in the ugliest of sweaters, and go skating until we can skate no longer. I know this would involve a lack of alcohol for safety purposes but there's always the after-party, right?
Now, you can rent ice typically at any of your local public skating rinks. It's usually a reasonable price for a 2-4 hour rental at these rinks. There's also those awesome outdoor rinks that will be around all winter long, like the one at Patriot Place and Worcester Common Oval. If you wanted to take it to the next level, check out 'Slice the Ice', an awesome event hosted by the Boston Bruins Foundation, where you can rent The Garden ice for a period of time. Imagine, you and all of your friends, rocking wicked ugly sweaters, skating on the same ice the Boston Bruins play on. Not to mention, the proceeds go to a great cause. Check out this event here.
Treat your guests with a holiday themed sweets bar and hot cocoa to warm them up while skating.
As for the after-party.. eggnog, bailey's, and peppermint schnapps, are all bases for great holiday drinks. Marie Claire provides 106 delicious Holiday Cocktails in this lifestyle feature.
If you're having a difficult time finding the perfect 'Ugly Sweater' to wear, Tipsy Elves can provide you with a quality selection. This line of sweaters is not for the faint of heart though, especially with their new "naughty" collection. Here's a preview.
Get your ugly sweaters ready and devour those details!