I can’t believe that a year ago I was just getting back from my first visit to Louisville and prepping for my first try at throwing a Kentucky Derby Party! While this post may be a tad bit late, we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite Kentucky Derby recipes and our gorgeous tablescape! Since… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Kentucky Derby Party
Happy Derby Week everyone! I was able to start out Derby Week right thanks to a work trip to Kentucky. My first stop after landing in Louisville on Sunday was to The Brown Hotel to try the original Hot Brown. It definitely lived up to hype, not that you can really go wrong with cheese,… Continue reading Happy Derby Week!
Like many of you, I’ll be attending a combined Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby party this weekend. While the two celebrations don’t share much, they do share the first weekend in May most years. It took me a while to figure out what I’d bring to the party, until finally I realized I could… Continue reading Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby Drinks: Pudding Shots
While I think mint juleps in cupcake form are delicious, my first experience with the cocktail wasn’t as pleasant. To be fair, it was my first time making it so maybe I just picked a bad recipe, but based on what I’ve heard from other people, I think it was probably pretty close to the… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Cocktail: Mint Tea Julep
Thanks to the Vineyard Vines line, when I think of the Kentucky Derby, I think of beautiful pastel dresses, a little bit of seersucker, the perfect pair of wedges and of course you can’t forget the hat. If you’re planning on dressing up for the Kentucky Derby this year and are raiding your closet with… Continue reading Kentucky Derby: What To Wear
Whenever I throw a party, I tend to go a bit overboard on desserts. Probably because they are my favorite thing to make and always look the most impressive. For the Kentucky Derby, I knew that I’d need to make something other than my Derby Pie Macarons and so after some research, I settled on… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Dessert: Mint Julep Cupcakes
Even if watching horses race isn’t your favorite thing, you can still have fun celebrating the Kentucky Derby this year on May 2nd. Horse racing is obviously the main event, but the fashion is the next best part. Women don pretty dresses and big hats and the men wear blazers (maybe a seersucker suit) and pastel ties or bow… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Hats: Splurge or Save
I have to admit that I’ve never really celebrated the Kentucky Derby, mostly because the first weekend in May is typically reserved for Cinco de Mayo festivities. I decided to change that this year though. The more I researched Kentucky Derby parties, the more I realized that I have been missing out. One of the… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Dessert: Derby Pie Macarons