Holiday party ideas: Tartans

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Happy first day of December everyone! In honor of the holiday season already buzzing in the air, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite holiday party ideas, starting with Tartan. This theme gets us feeling all warm and cozy inside.

holiday decor ideas tartan

When it comes to winter fashion it’s all about layering and bundling up. Throw on a plaid scarf and mix it with a contrasting plaid blazer. Or, why not pack a blanket and find the perfect spot in the park for a little romantic picnic. Check out this guide from Note to Self to find out what you’ll need. And you gotta check out the latest issue of Sweet Paul, he shares this lovely idea for a Tartan holiday wreath.

Time to break out your old thermos and put it to good use. Wouldn’t this make for a cute table arrangement?

holiday decor ideas tartan

{thermos images via a beautiful mess, tartan bride: photo by ciara richardson, bow packaging: sweet paul, shoes: anthropologie}

holiday decor ideas tartan

A holiday party wouldn’t be the same without a little egg nog. Yum! You can see more of this pretty holiday tablescape, by Janie of The Brides Cafe, on Green Wedding Shoes.

holiday decor ideas tartan

Okay, this is a bit over the top, but seriously love the drama of a big chandelier mixed with an everyday object coated in strips of plaid. Makes us want to sacrifice a few old plaid shirts and cover a chair or a mantel or maybe even a staircase. MAC cosmetics created “A Tartan Tale” themed holiday party for their 2010 product launch. You can find more inspiration here.

holiday decor ideas tartan

{mugs via wit + delight, D.S. Dundee blazer, holiday wreath:, tablescape Rebekah J Murray via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Stars via Sweet Paul, bow via Green Wedding Shoes}

We have more holiday ideas to come. In the meantime, we’d love to know what you’ll be doing to spice up your holiday party and/or decor!

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Stephanie on Dec 1, 2011

Who designed the dress with the red top, full white skirt?

Danielle | dpnak on Dec 1, 2011

That skirt is STUNNING. One of my brides incorporated her family's tartan pattern subtly into her details. Similar to a family crest, it added a special touch and was very beautiful.

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amazing......except the redhead Elise who haunts my life also plaid is life love plaid

Rachel on Dec 13, 2011

love all the tartan! my favorite! i believe the tartan bride photographer is actually ciara richardson (not claire)...her website with the tartan entry is here

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I see our little plaid bow made it onto your post about tartans :) Our Fall Wedding shoot that this was from was featured on Green Wedding Shoes here - and also on our own blog: Thanks so much! Brent & Anna

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