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Champagne Tasting

Whether your winter bridal shower is NYE-themed or not, the sparkle of the snow outside is the perfect excuse to try a little something sparkling inside. Arrange a fun champagne tasting that will help your friends hone in on their preferences.

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giant paper snowflakes for backdrop
Photo: Oh Happy Day

Snowy Backdrop

Not all backdrops have to cost a fortune. These giant paper snowflakes were created via a roll of white butcher paper and were very budget-friendly. Put them on a wall or suspend them from the ceiling around the edges of the room.

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Spa Day

After the chaos of the holiday season, you and your friends definitely deserve a spa day. Host a relaxing day with a spa-themed shower. Hand out DIY favors like hand lotion or scrubs to complete the theme.

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Seasonal Beverages

Our Keurig machine definitely makes its fair share of cocoa during cold weather. Treat your guests and the bride to a fun hot cocoa bar and decorate it to match the theme. This sign would be great for a rustic winter bridal shower, and could be repurposed at the wedding.

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DIY Favors

Instead of playing bridal shower games (after all, they're a hard sell), opt to engage in a shared DIY project. Your guests can decorate their own mugs with easy-to-use paint markers. Be sure to provide a few examples on Pinterest for inspiration!

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rustic plaid themed winter bridal shower
Photo: Pizzazzerie

Plaid Details

If your winter bridal shower is being hosted in a cabin (or just has a woodsy theme), delight the bride with plaid details. Encourage everyone to wear their favorite flannel shirt for a memorable Instagram snap.

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Glam Accents

Is your event less rustic and more glam? Winter is a wonderful season for more formal themes. Decorate your space with lots of sparkly, golden accents to achieve a luxe atmosphere for the celebration.

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pomegranate topped pavlova
Photo: Gastro Senses

Decadent Desserts

Sure, after the holidays we've all gone back to our dietary best behavior, but that doesn't mean we can't indulge in a cheat-worthy dessert. Make something extra special for the party, such as this pomegranate pavlova.

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Romantic Palettes

Once Valentine's Day approaches, it's a sweet excuse to go with a girly palette of pinks and reds. While you could certainly use peonies and roses in this shade, a more cost-friendly tactic is to use tissue paper poms.

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Rainy Days

For many areas, winter is dominated by dreary rainy days. Have fun with the weather by using it in your "shower" theme. Use rainboots for vases and sign an umbrella as a creative guest book alternative.