Tuesday Trend - Party In Plaid

Nothing says fall and Christmas more than plaid. We in the U.S. consider plaid as any cloth woven with perpendicular bands of two or more colors, but did you know it is a broad term that covers a ridiculous amount of patterns from tartans and checks to stripes?  From houndstooth to Shepard's Check, gingham to madras, we love them all.

Party In Plaid; plaid and gold drink tumblers

Like the rest of the world, I'm obsessed with Target's plaid offerings, from the coffee carafe that I used on my Marvel Halloween party table, to my latest obsession, their plaid and gold-trimmed tumblers.  I love that they are perfect for any season, you can dress them up or down.

Party In Plaid; houndstooth wrapping paper as a table runner

Don't be afraid of plaid for the holidays and don't listen to everyone who says it's cliché; it's classic.  Mix and match it, use a little or a lot!  Well, not too much...unless you are going for the rustic-cabin-in-the-woods look. Use it as an accent and tie it together with other patterns in the same colors.  I  used a great houndstooth wrapping paper as a table runner for a Thanksgiving table and pulled it together with my striped ribbon and solid black plates.

Today's Tuesday Trend, get inspired with a few party ways to use plaid in all patterns and types.

Great ways to use plaid at your next party!

A tartan ribbon makes an elegant tie for Pottery Barn's antique silverware. | Burberry inspired cake pops featured on Amy Atlas. | Celebrations at Home uses swatches of material to dress up drink bottles. |  A touch of houndstooth makes simple favor bags featured on Ruffled, elegant. | I am in love with My Mind's Eye buffalo check wall backdrop made from cardstock. |  Gorgeous chair backing from Style Me Pretty. |  Jenny Collier's bold tablecloth is balanced with neutral settings. | This campfire inspired table from Ruffled is the opposite, neutral tablecloth, plaid accents. | Blanket bundles from a lumberjack party from Kara's Party Ideas.

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