A couple of trends have caught my attention this year and I had to jump on the bandwagon. Reindeer and Plaid. Today I’m sharing my It’s a Plaid Plaid World Dessert Table and its companion Tablescape will be up soon. Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen so much plaid in my life! Plaid is also a pattern that is best used sparingly. Unless of course, you’ve picked up plaid plates, throws, scrapbook paper, ribbon, mini clothespins and even decided to break out your airbrush and stencil plaid patterns on your desserts. Or is it just me?
The dollar bin at Target seems to have a flashing sign drawing me towards it when I enter the store. I found so many plaid goodies there and have been collecting them for the past month. I’ve always considered myself a bonafide modern/contemporary girl but these days I’m also quite fond of the rustic look as well. Isn’t it wonderful to be open to new styles!
Now about this plaid dessert table. I set up a six-foot banquet table and covered it with a white polyester cloth. On top of it I laid a black and red plaid throw. This added texture as well as the plaid theme. The backdrop I used is two foam core boards taped together and covered with red felt. I hung a metal sign with a holiday message in the center of it.
At the end of the table are two small evergreen trees wrapped in burlap. Doesn’t get more rustic than that! On the back of the table, left side I have a stack of sour cream glazed doughnuts on a doily covered white stand. I also used a holiday sticker secured to a skewer on the stack of doughnuts.
On the back of the table right side is a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. For the top decorations I blew the dust of my airbrush and stencils and gave the cake top a plaid design. For the small banner I strung twine between two skewers and used another holiday sticker for embellishment.
Moving to the center of the table on either side are acrylic buckets filled with popcorn. On the front of each bucket I traced the shape on scrapbook paper and applied the pattern to the buckets with double sided tape. Thank goodness Target had lots of the holiday stickers so I could use them on these buckets also.
The center of the table holds my favorite dessert on this buffet. Funfetti cake truffles in waffle cone cups. The cups hold another tasty treat as well. I lined the inside and outer top rim with melted white chocolate. Oh yeah baby! The outside rims also received a light coating of red sprinkles. That was a bit over the top, but this is the perfect time of year to get carried away with sweet treats.
In front on the left is a tray of frosted sugar cookies with the stenciled plaid design. Airbrushing can be very messy but the results are always worth it. The last item to share from my Plaid Plaid World Dessert Table is the tray of chocolate covered snack cakes. They remind me of logs and logs are rustic. See where I’m going with this?
You’ll also notice that my helper/blog model also donned her theme appropriate outfit. Before I forget, the reindeer will be dancing through the plaid on the my next Tablescape, stay tuned! I hope you like this table and Gabbi and I would love for you to pin, share and tweet it. Please and thank you.
These are the linky parties I’m traveling to this week.
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