Winter Plaid Dinner Party
January 4, 2011 by 6 Comments
You may remember in December I designed this “glam” table for The Party Dress’ Holiday Table Challenge. Well, in the end Kelly showcased her own design as well and it was this amazing “Mad for Plaid” dessert table below. She also created a coordinating dining table (above) using the same colors and the red reindeer silhouettes – a great way to bridge 2 party spaces!
Here’s what Kelly has to say about her dining table: I wanted to re-purpose the reindeer from my Mad for Plaid dessert table, and make the table appeal to both the adults and young children that would be attending. Keeping it crisp, with a touch of preppy pizzazz, I used my mod pattern from our Christmas collection for the base. I printed a vase wrapper for the centerpiece (hid the seam with ribbon), and also printed round placecards that sat in the center of my dinner plates. Old, red chargers found their way out of storage, crisp white napkins edged with polka dot ribbon (found at Home Goods) were tied with snowflake ornaments each expressing a holiday wish (dream, joy, peace, love and wish).
I simply adore the place settings! She’s a pro at turning traditional ideas and elements into something modern!
Now for the dessert table Kelly says: 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 . 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 hanging off the branches. Using all white serving pieces and glass jars, I added swiss dot polka dot ribbon and candy jar tags to accessorize them. I also used a combination of food tent cards and to label all of the different sweet treats. I also spray painted reindeer head cut-outs a red lacquer to sit on the back of my cake plates for a little extra holiday cheer.
What beautiful inspiration for any entertaining you may do over these winter months. I’m pretty sure I’ll be incorporating a “rag” tied tree in my future!
All Paper Designs from WH Hostess
macaroons from Sucre
polka-dot chocolate-covered oreos from Sweeties by Kim