Party stylista Jamila Watson celebrates the season with plaid

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Party stylista Jamila Watson celebrates the season with a traditional pattern.

Photos by Kourtney Marie Photography

It’s time to celebrate! The weather is beautiful and it’s the perfect time to rejoice in the season with family and friends. Plaid is so hot right now and is the perfect accessory for the holidays. This season, I decided to go plaid and decorate for Christmas, using different takes on this traditional pattern.

Decorate your Table

I wanted lots of festive color, like red and green, but also wanted to add rich neutrals like brown and gold. I started the table off with a red table linen and made my own runner from fabric I purchased at Hobby Lobby. My red cake stand was added along with two gold cupcake towers. I then added some greenery to my table along with green apples, pinecones, and cranberries for lots of texture. To add a rustic look, I used wooden platters and cupcake stands.

The Desserts

At the center of the table I placed a vanilla cake and topped it with bright red cranberries to match the décor. I added chocolate and vanilla cupcakes in red and white cupcake liners with a neutral topper. The Baked Equation made the most festive cookies with a plaid pattern. They matched the décor perfectly. Last but not least, I added some mini donut-holes in glaze and powdered sugar. Who doesn’t like donuts?

The Props

Before decorating your table, take a look at what you have from last year. You’d be surprised what you can use to jazz up your table. For more height, I added lanterns with sugared spruce candles (any holiday candle will do) and tea lights in gold and green. Then, I added some décor to the front of my table using holiday pieces from prior years. Lastly, my elf-on-the-shelf is everywhere. This year she even appeared on our dessert table!

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Parties On Purpose: party styling

The Baked Equation: plaid cookies

Le Macaron: macarons

Target: cupcakes, cake, donut holes

Models: Mckenna and Emma


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