Themed parties are always fun. Here’s an idea for an interesting one for the holidays. Do the usual donation at the door, discounted if you dress up. You can host it at your own house or apartment, or at a bar or club, depending on your budget. What should you have inside the party? A DJ of course, playing some dance tunes of the 80s and 90s keeping the theme fun. Maybe you could get someone to sponsor or donate a photobooth, which seem to be a very successful goodie at weddings or small dances. Have a silent auction to help boost donations, or opportunity drawings of even more prizes. You could even have ANOTHER ugly sweater as a prize to make it interesting. At the end of the night, announce an Ugly Sweater winner for the night, with some grand prize. Be sure to market that prize when you start promoting your event, too. If you end up throwing one of these, let me know how it goes!