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orange winter bridal shower

Even though the holidays are wrapping up and the new year is right around the corner, winter has actually only just begun! (on December 21st to be exact!)

I was browsing the Flickr gallery from last year’s holiday entertaining contest recently and wanted to share a couple {very pretty} parties & mood board entries that are great inspiration for winter-based bridal showers, baby shower, and other grown-up celebrations.

This first idea comes from photographer Tammy Mitchell and stars a vibrant orange hue – which probably isn’t the FIRST shade to come to mind for winter parties… but it looks fabulous when paired with festive accents of silver & white! This would also be a great look for New Year’s Eve – especially if you already have silver ball ornaments, candlestick holders, and other silver & white decor on hand from Christmas!

orange winter bridal shower

This next palette is a more traditional winter combo of Silver & Soft Blues – but it’s brought to life in SUCH a pretty, chic way in this inspiration board by Brenda of Brenda’s Wedding Blog.

orange winter bridal shower

The silver birds nest place card holders are way too cute! You can recreate a similar look yourself with some wooden craft nest & twigs + metallic silver spray paint. Then add silver & blue candies for “eggs”, tiny white birds (available at most craft stores), and a small piece of paper for guest names or a celebratory message.

I’m also loving the dainty arrangement of blue tissue paper flowers…there’s so much great inspiration in this board to kick-start a gorgeous winter bridal OR bird-themed baby shower! {Click here for the full list of image credits & resources.}

And for more festive winter party eye candy, click here to browse the entire Inspire Me! Holiday Entertaining Contest gallery.