December 21st, 2010 |

Holiday Table Challenge: The Party Dress

Today’s Holiday Table Challenge comes from yours truly!  I’m going to skip over the part where I say nice things about the person and website {because that would just be odd!}  and head right into the party feature.  I hosted a holiday “sweets exchange” last week for a bunch of girlfriends with a “Mad for Plaid” theme.  I asked each lady to bring  their favorite holiday sweets to share, but I wanted to create a festive, holiday dessert table full of goodies for everyone to enjoy during the party!

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.  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 cupcake toppers 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.

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

I hope you enjoyed this little peak into my holiday party!  Thanks to Hostess with the Mostess for featuring it!

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