That Halloween sugar high is wearing off and we all know what that means…the holiday season has begun! It’s almost dizzying to think about heading into the holidays, and if you add weddings to the mix it’s even more so. Are you a bride tying the knot during this winter? Are you a bridesmaid planning showers and bachelorette parties during the holiday months? We have compiled some great ideas to help you plan your events during this festive time.
3 Winter Wedding Shower Ideas
Kate Spade Holiday Shower
Chic and glitzy Kate Spade details are often woven into bridal showers. After all, pink, glitter, and gold–Kate Spade’s favorite palette–are perfect for girlish wedding celebrations. Swapping out pink for green or red is the perfect way to stay on point with your Kate Spade shower. We love this table spread by Pizzazzerie and how it incorporates the best holiday elements in such a chic way.
Whether you serve brunch, lunch, or even just cake, be sure to include some festive drinks at your Kate Spade shower. A sprig of rosemary, a handful of cranberries, and striped straws finish off a gorgeous table.
Who doesn’t like getting a shiny new ornament for their Christmas tree? Keep in your Kate Spade theme with these DIY ornaments. Guests will love taking these shiny baubles home.
Wine and Cheese Couples Shower
While wedding showers are usually a feminine portion of the wedding, many couples opt for a couples shower instead. Couple showers are fun because it gives the bride and groom time to enjoy their friends together. Spring and summer allow for couple showers to take place outdoors in the form of BBQs and picnics, but in the fall and winter months you need to find something more cozy. Enter everyone’s favorite duo: wine and cheese.
Promise your guests (sometimes the menfolk need convincing) that a couples shower is going to be a blast. These invitations should do the trick!
The fundamentals of a great wine and cheese night are pretty easy to imagine, but this is a party you want everyone to savor. The first thing to start with is an amazing charcuterie board. Use a combination of cutting boards, marble platters, glass and metal dishes to keep the texture interesting. Remember to garnish with the holiday in mind by using sprigs of rosemary, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds. Your charcuterie should be equal parts salty, savory, sweet, and spicy.
Speaking of savory and sweet, we’d be remiss to not include this utterly decadent baked brie recipe. This dish has every component possible–sweet, salty, spicy, and oh-so-gorgeous. Whether you’re planning a shower or not, be sure to put baking this on your holiday bucket list.
A wine and cheese night offers some fun activities and gifts for your guests. For example, use glasses with chalkboard stems and encourage guests to write on and take home their glass. Party favor = complete.
Want a simple little game or activity? Have guests try and figure out how many corks are in the jar. Winner takes home a bottle–or a block of your favorite aged cheddar.
Another fun activity is to have guests label your “firsts” on bottles of wine. These bottles are to be opened during your first year as you pass different milestones like first fight, first Christmas, first power outage–you know, all the predictable and totally unpredictable things that can happen in the first year of marriage.
Buffalo Plaid Bachelorette
You start seeing hints of it in October, but by December buffalo plaid is out full force. Why? Probably because this fabric pairs so well with jeans, boots, and all things winter. And, it makes for the perfect, cozy theme for a bachelorette.
Start off with these darling invitations available on Etsy.
Serve your girls from an elaborate hot chocolate bar. Follow this link for a bunch of free printables to accessorize your spread.
If you want to serve something a little more hefty than hot chocolate, a chili bar is a great spread to pair with your cosy, buffalo plaid theme.
Gift your bridesmaids with some monogrammed buffalo plaid shirts to wear while getting ready for the wedding. Speaking of bridesmaids and gifts, we have a whole post dedicated to finding your girls the perfect gift! Be sure to check it out after reading this one.
Non bridesmaids can receive these adorable koozies to remember the weekend.
As you can see, the holidays provide for some excellent ways to celebrate wedding showers. We hope this post gave you some inspiration and ideas to make your celebration truly superior. Feel free to tag us on Facebook or Instagram with #superiorcelebrations to show us how you celebrated!