How to Host a What Not to Wear Party

Two Methods:"What not to Wear" Replica ThemeWorst-Dressed to Best-Dressed Theme

Many people love the TV show "What Not to Wear", so it would obviously make a great party idea for them! Here's a guide on how to make your What Not to Wear party one to remember!


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    You can do this party one of two ways:
    • Make it just like the show, and invite one of your friends/family members that makes fashion faux-pas a little too often, then surprise them by saying they they're going to get a fashion makeover! This is a great idea for a surprise birthday party, because then all the guests could get the birthday person fashionable clothes or gift cards to cool stores.
    • Tell all your guests to wear their most horrible outfits. Floor-length skirts, see-through shirts, unmatched colours and patterns, old lady dresses, nurse's shoes, and bad makeup. Also, tell them to bring their favourite/most fashionable outfits. This is a good theme for younger kids/teenagers because it gets the guests more involved.
    • If you want, you can mix components of both parties.
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    For both parties, assign your own family/friends to be the cast of "What not to Wear". If possible, get a man and a woman and assign them as the hosts (Clinton Kelly and Stacy London), then a woman to be the makeup artist (Carmine), and possibly even a man to be the hairstylist (Ted Gibson). However, it's not recommended to have your hairstylist actually cut anyone's hair. Instead, have them braid their hair, or curl, crimp, or straighten it.
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    For both parties, decorate your house/party space just like the "What not to Wear" studio. Make sure to have a place for your guests to get their makeup done by your very own Carmine. Place pictures of fashionable outfits around your house as well.
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    At the end of either party theme, eat cake/snacks, chat, dance, or do whatever you please now that everyone looks great, and you can go to bed knowing that you had a great party!

Method 1
"What not to Wear" Replica Theme

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    When you send out invitations to your guests, tell them to send you pictures of your 'Fashion Faux-Pas Person' (the FF-PP) wearing their worst outfits.
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    Once the party starts, sit your 'Fashion Faux-Pas Person' (FF-PP) down, and tell them that you've been secretly filming them for the past 2 weeks (or however long you want). Then show them the pictures that your friends/family sent in of them. Then tell them that they're going to get a huge makeover!
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    Go through your FF-PP's outfits and 'throw them away' (You don't have to if you don't want to).
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    Instead of going shopping for new outfits like they do on the show, open your guests' presents (if they've gotten the birthday person clothes and gift cards). That will be their new wardrobe.
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    Give your FF-PP a makeover! Do their makeup, nails, and hair.
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    Reveal your made-over FF-PP to your guests.

Method 2
Worst-Dressed to Best-Dressed Theme

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    Send out invitations with the 'What not to Wear' logo on them, as well as pictures of Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, the hosts of the show. You can also have pictures of horrible outfits and put big red 'X's over them.
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    Once everyone has arrived at the party, award your 'Worst-dressed Person' with a prize (something fashion-related, such as a pair of cute earrings).
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    Have a 'worst-dressed' photo shoot. This is a lot of fun.
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    Have 'Stacy' and 'Clinton' critique everyone's outfits, just like on the show.
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    Tell your guests to get dressed in their favourite/most fashionable outfits. If somebody forgets theirs, lend them one of your chic outfits!
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    After your guests are all dressed up, it's time for a makeover! Have some makeup on-hand, as well as some nail polish for manicures. Also, give them to option of curling, straightening, and/or crimping their hair.
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    After everyone's makeovers are finished, announce the "Best-Dressed Award". Give them a prize similar to the winner of the "Worst-Dressed Award".
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    Once the "Best-Dressed Award" has been handed out, it's time for a photo shoot! Take pictures of your guests in their best outfits.
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    Have your guests be revealed to 'Stacy' and 'Clinton'. Make sure that Stacy and Clinton both say positive stuff about the guest's outfits. Make sure that the person playing Stacy London says "Shut up!" frequently (she says "Shut up!" whenever she's impressed with an outfit).
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    Reveal your pictures of your guests in their worst outfits (Before) and their best outfits (after). This will be a lot of fun and will get a lot of laughs.


  • If you don't have enough makeup or nail polish supplies ask your guests to bring some of theirs along.
  • As a host, make sure that your own outfit is amazing!
  • Record a few episodes of "What not to Wear" and watch them during the party.
  • Go all-out and have a great party!
  • Play music about fashion/clothes like "I'm too Sexy for my Shirt" or "Glamorous."


  • If you're doing the '"What not to Wear" Replica' theme, ensure that the guest that you're making over isn't overly sensitive and that they won't be severely hurt that you think that he/she makes a lot of bad fashion choices. You don't want them to be embarrassed/sad all night!

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