This post is promoted by Target. All opinions and views are mine.
There just so happens to be this sturdy picnic table underneath a huge maple tree across the street from my apartment. For the past few months, it’s been calling my name to utilize it for a fancy dinner party. I thought it would be such a cozy spot to kick off the beginning of fall, and to use some of the adorable plaid home goods being offered at Target right now. Plaid is such a timeless pattern that can be layered or used as a major statement piece, so it quickly became my main inspiration for my fall dinner party decor.
I chose neutral plaid napkins, gift tags, and a plastic tablecloth for my tablescape, which I think complemented my china and goblets nicely. I made the calculated and risky choice to cut the plastic tablecloth into table runners, because I thought it would make for a more interesting composition. I’m happy it turned out, because once I pulled out the scissors I knew there was no turning back! I then tied it all together with the use of the copper and gold accents.
Isn’t that maple tree majestic? I think the plaid banner was a perfect way to incorporate it into the space.
For the name settings, I decided to be daring and repurpose these plaid gift tags, which added a nice personal touch to each table setting. I used a gold paint pen to write the names of my guests on each one. All of my guests commented that it made them feel special!
My days as a waitress came in handy when I needed to fold the napkins into a classic pyramid fold (you can learn how to do this in the gif below). I think these two aspects gave the tablescape a more polished look.
Overall, I loved how the plaid party products gave my table a warm and inviting feeling; it really made a difference in the overall ambience. I hope you’ll wander over to Target this week to get your hands on some of the fabulous home plaid products, because they are going to go fast!
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