Bridal showers are, by definition, fun and exciting - at least if you like hanging with girls! Planning a bridal shower, however, can seem like a daunting and difficult, not to mention expensive, task.
With all the pressure to plan the perfect event within a particular time frame and budget, the idea of a themed bridal shower may appear just about impossible. But have no fear! We've gathered plenty of ideas and crafts, all of which are both realistically doable and affordable, to help you plan an amazing winter-themed bridal shower!.
Check out these creative ideas, DIY crafts, and adorable party favors we compiled, and you will be well on your way to planning a fabulous winter bridal shower that no one is soon to forget.
Hot Chocolate Bar
No winter-themed party of any kind is complete without hot chocolate. Allow your guests to make their own with this adorable idea for a self-serve hot chocolate bar! Include hot cocoa, and candies and toppings of your choice. If you'd like to spice it up a bit, include yummy alcoholic options, such as Bailey's Irish Cream and Peppermint Schnapps.
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Mason Jars of Hot Chocolate as Party Favors
Use the same hot cocoa powder that you used for your Hot Chocolate Bar and give each of your guests a sweet memento of your fabulous winter bridal shower! Crafts involving mason jars are both trendy and practical, so what better way to present this delicious party favor? We absolutely love this particular "I love you" Hot Chocolate jar (complete with marshmallows!)
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Make Your Own Winter-Themed Shots
There's not much in life more worthy of celebration than a wedding. And in the spirit of celebrating, why not try out these cute, festive wintry shots? The choice of bridal shower drink is up to you of course, but these Spice "Cake Batter" Shots are sure to impress and excite as they're probably not expected.
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Play a Round of Bachelorette Bingo
While the bridal shower does not have the same wild connotations as the bachelorette party, there is still plenty of room for fun and hilarious games like Bachelorette Bingo. Make your own Bingo cards for the guests of your celebration, like the one pictured here, and don't forget to be creative!
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Holiday Ornaments as Place Card Holders
Try this creative take on the classic place card holder! The festive ornaments can also double as take-away party favors, or a gift to the bride.
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DIY Decorative Snowflake Garland
Combine two classic wintry decorations-- snowflake doilies and holiday lights --into one beautiful decorative piece. Drape all around the room and make your bridal shower even more beautiful.
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Winter Wonderland Dessert Bar
A surefire way to any guest's heart is certainly through their taste buds. Really wow your guests with a dessert bar like this one, stocked with a plethora of yummy, winter-themed treats.
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Make a Love Story Timeline
Amidst all the fun and excitement, it's easy to forget what the bridal shower is truly celebrating: the love between the bride and her partner. Put together a beautiful and meaningful timeline such as this one to document past chapters of the couple's relationship as they prepare to head into the next chapter: marriage.
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