30 Dec

Pretty Palettes for Winter Parties

Pretty Palettes for Winter Parties

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!

Pretty Palettes for Winter Parties

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.

Pretty Palettes for Winter Parties

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.

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21Comments

1
Molly SAYS:

Elegant!

Reply December 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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jori SAYS:

I would love to find orange chargers like those!!

Reply December 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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Kelly@ColorSizzle SAYS:

Gorgeous ideas! Love the orange and turquoise cupcake!

Reply December 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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Kim SAYS:

Ooh! That fur wrap is amazing! Everything in the winter wedding is gorgeous!

Reply December 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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Heather SAYS:

Awesome stuff! I love the orange! What a great color pop for winter.

Reply December 31, 2009 at 9:07 am

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Sherrie SAYS:

Gorgeous!

Reply December 31, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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Sherri Jorgensen SAYS:

Love this party color scheme!

Reply January 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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Jeannie SAYS:

Beautiful! And CONGRATS to Jenn for making San Diego Magazine’s 50 people to watch in 2010! :) Nice write-up and a great picture!

Reply January 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm

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Sandra @ ribbonsandfavors.com SAYS:

Of course, I love the tangerine orange Chinese Take-Out box favors. A very nice touch using them as a napkin holder and favor box.

Reply January 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

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Pam Walter SAYS:

The orange and white is really stunning! I would not have thought that orange could look so elegant.

Reply January 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks, Jeannie! I was feeling a little self conscious about the pic being 6 months pregnant & all, but am really grateful/excited about the feature :)

Reply January 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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Brenda SAYS:

Thank you so much Jenn – what a great start to 2010 to be featured on your blog. I’m totally stoked and honored.

Reply January 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

You are really amazing, and such an inspiration.
Do you have a book?
Thank you
Bonne chance!

Reply January 4, 2010 at 2:32 am

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jenn s. SAYS:

Brenda – You’re very welcome! :)

Rowaida – Thanks so much for the sweet comment! Don’t have a book now, but hope to one day!

Reply January 4, 2010 at 3:30 am

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Tammy Mitchell SAYS:

What a fun surprise to see this on the blog today. Thanks so much! It made my day! :) Can’t wait for the next contest. :) Congrats on the feature in SD mag and on the new little one arriving in 2010!! :)

Reply January 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

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