Ugly Sweater Holiday Party + An Easy 7-Layer Dip

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Believe it or not, in all of my party-throwing years, I have never – not once – thrown an ugly sweater holiday party! Seriously. It’s a party theme devoted to tacky sweaters, and somehow, I’ve missed the party bus for all of these years. Well just in time for the holiday season we’ve rectified that situation and I am now a devoted ugly holiday sweater lover. Gimme ALL of the ugly sweaters. And more importantly, has anyone spotted an ugly holiday CARDIGAN? I want it.

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Now onto the party … it’s a tacky holiday extravaganza and the perfect excuse to gather your friends to celebrate just because; ’tis the season. For this super casual holiday party we broke out the holiday cheer plus plenty of simple snacks and sips; we’re talking Tostitos, Bud Light, Stella Artois, a bunch of sweets, and the world’s easiest seven-layer dip using Tostitos Salsa. We also put out a few decadent sweets for dessert including Nut Harvest Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee Bites, Indulgences by Smartfood Popcorn-Raspberry & Dark Chocolate, chocolate-covered peanuts, and Lay’s Wavy Dipped in Dark Chocolate.

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The snacks are always a huge hit. Dark Chocolate Covered Lay’s Wavy chips – you must try them. Salty and sweet and totally perfect.

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We kept the drinks casual too: soda, Bud Light, and Stella Artois.

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I love how easy and fun this party turned out to be. The holidays are about gathering, being together, and having a great time, and this party checked off all of those boxes.

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And that easy 7-layer dip: I’ve never had leftovers. Ever.

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EASY 7-LAYER DIP

INGREDIENTS

1 Jar of Tostitos Salsa
1 Container of Sour Cream
1 Can of Refried Beans
1 Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Guacamole (either homemade or store-bought)
Cilantro (optional)

Taco Seasoning Packet (optional)
Tostitos XXL (for scooping!)

DIRECTIONS

Layer your ingredients into a clear bowl. (I love this trifle serving bowl because it’s sturdy, clear, and just the right size. We use it all of the time! The lid makes it extra convenient.) For our 7-layer dip, using a spoon, I spread and layered the refried beans*, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and then topped with a little fresh cilantro to brighten it up.

*If you want to add a little kick to your refried beans, you can mix in one packet of taco seasoning into the beans, and then spread them in your serving bowl.

Serve with Tostitos – we love the scoops for maximum dip power.

Voilà! It really is that easy.

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FUN FACT: We shot this party in October (#bloglife) and played holiday tunes the whole time!

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See more tips and tricks for your holiday parties at www.pinterest.com/fritolay.

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Are you throwing any holiday parties this year? Be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun parties!

Photos by Annie Watts Photography

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31 comments


  1. I love this!! Me and my husband were just talking about throwing a ugly sweater party. The best thing ever.

  2. Julie

    Your spaces is soooo inviting and it’s been way too long since it’s had a seven-layer dip. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Taylor

    These photos are beautiful! And Stella is my favorite beer! It is the best!

  4. Maggie

    This party is too fun!! I love all of the decor and a 7 layer dip is something I could eat every single day and be happy!!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

  5. Melissa

    Looks like it was a very gorgeously styled party! Love everything about this. From the photography to the crates you used for the drinks. Bravo!

    http://www.MelissaTakesFashion.com

  6. That layered dip is one of my favorites!

  7. That dip!! YUM! Love the photos too!

  8. Heidi

    What a fun party and gorgeous photos! Aren’t those chocolate Lay’s amazing?!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  9. Lindsay

    I totally want to be invited to your next party! haha your pictures are gorgeous!

  10. Anna English

    Love those tacky sweaters and that dip looks delish!

  11. Bridget

    This party looks so fun and your pictures are great! That dip is so delicious and so easy to make!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Kristen

    7 layer dip is my favorite! Lol at this was done in October!

  13. One, I LOVE ugly sweaters. I definitely have a collection. Two, I am obsessed with your decor!!

  14. Jaime

    Oh, I’m all about the Ugly Xmas Sweater Party!! They’re always so fun! ps- love your home! SO gorg!!

  15. emily

    This looks like a blast & you can’t go wrong with Tostitos!

  16. Love this recipe yum!! Can’t go wrong with Tostitos!

  17. How cute is this?? Love your home and party situation!

  18. Elise

    this is the prettiest ugly sweater party i’ve ever seen haha!!! I want to have one! Looks like a blast and great photos too 🙂

  19. Gosh your home is just stunning! Fun snack ideas!
    xo, L
    livingincolorblog.com
    @livingincolorblog on IG

  20. Kara

    What a gorgeous party! We just had an ugly sweater party & It was so much fun!

  21. Rachel

    How fun is this?! My kinda party with the Christmas sweaters and yummy food!

  22. Cait

    oh my gosh how fun and what a great party! love that you shot this in October too ha!

  23. Ugly xmas jumper parties are the best! We had our christmas event for work with this theme and it was so fun!

  24. JeeYoung W

    Such a pretty, fun, and festive party!!!

  25. Shannon

    What a fun party! The dip looks delish!

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