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