Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kentucky Derby Party Primer, Part One

It's less than a month until the "Run for the Roses" and I've wanted to host a Derby Party forever.  It coincides with a horse show I like to attend so for this year at least, we're doing a fantasy Derby Party.  I hope others out there have parties to celebrate this fun event.  If not, then maybe I can inspire you.

First things first.  The invitation. A cute and clever invitation is a must.  Here are a few ideas....







Menu ideas.  Here are some great cookbooks that might give you menu ideas beyond the prerequisite Mint Julep:




I like appetizer food for a Derby Party, here are a few more ideas.... Mint Julep cupcakes!


Another Mint Julep dessert!

Etsy is a great source for cookies.  They can overnight them to you...



And this brie wheel made to look like a Derby Hat is so clever...


Table decorations are so easy for a Derby Party.  Here are few ideas....



Cute idea to number tables or do placecards:


This is an easy idea, use your old trophies:


Some personalized cups are another fun idea....


Use this as a prize for who picks the top three winners:


A wreath on your door is a must.....


  A clever idea for wine and beer...


Stayed tuned for Part Two!

1 comment:

  1. Love all these ideas. I think I'm going to try the front door wreath this year.

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