Boho-Glam Holiday Party Inspiration

christmas presents

The holidays are just around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to share some unique inspiration for throwing a boho-glam holiday party! I love how the talented east coast-based artists behind this gorgeous shoot infused the setting with lots festive, holiday details, while also retaining an heir of cultivated sophistication. By using an eclectic mix of free-spirited elements and edgy, radiant details they were able to perfectly transform what we traditionally think of as boho-glam, and craft a soiree that is sure to inspire all you party-throwers looking for a few fresh ideas! Here’s a bit more from Rebekah Pillmore, the lovely lady behind these pretty images:

The bold color palette of poppy red, deep teal and plenty of gold creates the perfect blend of elegance and welcoming holiday warmth. Add in rich visual textures, delicious cocktails, and the laughter of good friends and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening.

watercolor invites

bohemian blooms

Event designer, Lindsay Rae, prop styled the shoot + created the beautiful floral arrangements. The untamed feel to the florals and gilded leaves added the perfect dose of color + texture and just the right amount of holiday cheer.

bohemian blooms

teepee tree

gold leaves

spiced mexican hot chocolate

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate
2 cups whole milk
1 cinnamon stick, plus more for garnish
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 ounces sweet Mexican chocolate, chopped (Taza brand recommended)
2 ounces Patrón XO Café
Heat milk, cinnamon stick, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan, whisking until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the cinnamon stick to infuse the milk for 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.

Rewarm the milk and when steaming, whisk in the chopped chocolate until melted. Add Patrón XO Café. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick garnish. Add a pinch of ancho chile powder, if desired.

spiced mexican hot chocolate


And we love these cocktail glasses which you can find in The GWS Shop! Perfect for the Hibiscus Royale.

Hibiscus Royale
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 hibiscus-raspberry teabags
Champagne or sparkling wine

Dissolve sugar in water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, add tea bags and let steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and chill.

Add a few tablespoons of hibiscus simple syrup to champagne. Garnish with raspberries or a lemon twist.

glam christmas party

teepee tree

One of the team’s main goals was to take traditional holiday elements and re-work them to create unique + inspired styling ideas. I absolutely adore the “Christmas teepee”, fashioned from vintage lace curtains, which acts as an updated version of a Christmas tree! And the kraft-wrapped presents decorated with gold paint is another sweet touch!

christmas presents


glam christmas party

gold painted jars

glam christmas party

Frieda & Nellie’s unique jewelry is hand crafted to seamlessly blend old + new. Vintage jewels from the 1920’s-1970’s are added to bold and colorful friendship bracelets to create the ultimate statement piece. Majorly love them!!



glam christmas party

glam christmas party

Thanks so much to the talented group of creatives below for sharing this lovely holiday party inspiration with us today! Are any of you throwing a holiday bash this year? And if so, will you be incorporating any ideas from this shoot? Do tell!

photography: Pill Photography {Rebekah Pillmore} // personal stylist: Being Elliott // makeup: Book Your Look // culinary: Clare Langan // jewelry: Frieda & Nellie // event designer: Lindsay Rae Design // event planner: Lindsey Brunk // other location: Patina Vintage Rentals // calligrapher: Rectrix Writers // veils + headpieces: Sasha Samuel

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  1. Thanks so much for the feature! Loved being part of such an incredible team!!

  2. Gorgeous styling! Where are these beautiful frocks from?

  3. Yum!!! Spiked mexican hot chocolate?? I’m having some ladies over tonight for Baileys and hot coco….may have to try this!

  4. This was such a blast!! Re-posting on Book Your Look’s tumblr ( – hope to work with the talented team again soon! xxL


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