The perfect birthday for a tartan Christmas fan like myself is a plaid themed party. Here is a peak at my Plaid themed “Plaid is Rad” 30th Birthday party.
Last weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday with friends and family in Connecticut. The theme was plaid and a little bit of Christmas (two of my favorite things). My Mom and sisters outdid themselves with the cutest decor that warmed my heart, and all of the guests wore their best plaid attire.
Plaid Themed Party Food? Or Just an Awesome Menu
One of my favorite stations was the Build-Your-Own-Crostini/Antipasto Bar. The guests had a choice of a variety of toppings for their garlic-oiled crostini:
Topping options: olives, artichokes, marinated mushrooms, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar and cracked red pepper olive oil.
There was also fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil skewers, Bruschetta, and Spinach Balls. We ate Green Olive Balls, Seafood Salad, and so much more.
Not pictured: Vegetable Pizza, Eggplant Stuffed Bread, Pepperoni Stuffed Bread, two Baked Bries, Wings, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, and Mini Tacos. All of the food was labeled with in gold ink on a tiny chalkboard.
Gold sparkles compliment a plaid themed party very well. My sister made gold sparkly champagne glasses for the girls using glitter and glue. My 30th birthday party would not have been complete without champagne!
The Plaid Moose Birthday Cake – Happy 30th Caitlin!
As you may already know, I have been eating dairy free for Annabelle. My plaid moose birthday cake was dairy free and incredibly delicious! The cake was made by a friend who owns Alyssa’s Cakery in Wallingford, CT.
The plaid birthday party cake also featured winter details since it is my favorite season. With tiny white snowflakes and a plaid moose made of fondant, I could not have been more impressed! Alyssa knew exactly what I loved!
The Party Decorations
My parent’s buffet has been in the family for quite some time. I love how it was decorated with all of the beautiful drinking glasses and the signs made by my sister. There was a special Christmas wine glass hidden behind the sign that I didn’t see until the party was over! We served various red and white wines, bubbly drinks, and Fall beer.