20 Dec

“Mad for Plaid” Christmas Dessert Table

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

Kelly from The Well-Heeled Hostess sent in this fun Mad for Plaid” holiday dessert table – and I thought she did such a great job of utilizing traditional Christmas colors and cozy plaids in a contemporary fashion… especially with creative touches like that fabulous “textile centerpiece” and the cool & modern spray-painted deer silhouettes in the background!

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

Read on for lots more festive pics, shopping resources, and creative details, as told by Kelly…

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

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I wanted to create a dessert table that truly spoke to my personal style – preppy, with a touch of updated style! Always inspired by Ralph Lauren, I decided to play on my love for tartan plaid and mix different plaids to create a whimsical table, perfect for a cozy night of cocktails and sweets.

The table was set with a red herringbone tablecloth and two tartan plaid table runners. I spray-painted reindeer head cut-outs a bright red lacquer to sit on the back of my cake plates for a little extra holiday cheer!

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

The centerpiece was full of fresh greenery, berry branches and curly willow branches. I used a “white happiness” jar to give it a touch of my modern prep style.  To add to the whimsy, I tied strips of different plaid and check fabrics from the branches.

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

Using all white serving pieces and clear glass jars, I added swiss dot polka dot ribbon and candy jar tags (available in my party shop) to accessorize them. I also used a combination of food tent cards and cupcake toppers to label all of the different sweet treats.

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

Desserts included: my famous Christmas cookies (decorated in plaid this year….just for the party!), peppermint and double-dark-chocolate macaroons from Sucre, polka-dot chocolate-covered oreos from Sweeties by Kim, brownie bites, fudge cups, mini cupcakes, chocolate-covered pretzels, roasted-marshmallow milkshake shooters, and chocolate mousse shooters.

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

Jars of candy held: red hots, green m&m’s, apple sours, peppermints, chocolate pearls, and chocolate foil balls.”

Mad for Plaid Christmas Dessert Table

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P.S. If you love the look of these candy jars & labels, check out the Cupcakes and Cocktails collection in Kelly’s shop for lots of coordinating party accessories!

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10Comments

1
Desiree @ chic coastal living SAYS:

Love this! I have the same table runners and this is a great idea!

Reply December 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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Kelly Lyden @ WH Hostess SAYS:

Thank you for the beautiful feature, Jenn! Happy Holidays!

Reply December 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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Courtney @ Pizzazzerie SAYS:

Gorgeous! I love it! Plaid is such a fun and festive design. I love the paper tags too!

Reply December 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

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Chris @ Celebrations At Home SAYS:

I am smitten with this Christmas-y plaid and the amazing centerpiece! Kudos Kelly!

Reply December 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm

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The Iconic Blog.com SAYS:

Love this! Now I want to have a plaid party!xx

Reply December 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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Fernanda SAYS:

This totally reminds me of the dresses I used to wear when I was in elementary school!! I love it :)

Reply December 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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Lindsay SAYS:

I would loooove to get a happiness jar like that! Where in the world would you find something like it?

Thanks!

Reply December 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

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Jennifer @ Darling Notes SAYS:

What a fun and festive party! I love it!

Reply December 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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Kristin S SAYS:

Absolutely love this theme!

Reply December 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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Luann Potts SAYS:

This totally reminds me of the dresses I used to wear when I was in elementary school!! I love it :)

Reply December 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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