Kentucky Derby, Y’all!

So this blog post is about 2 years late, but nonetheless, the details of this party deserves the light of day.  Especially since my other Derby post has gotten so much traffic, I figured you guys may be looking for some more party inspiration.

After our successful Southern soirée in 2013, we knew that we had to take 2014 to the next level. So the pressure was on to find an incredible venue.  Fortunately we have a friend with a house in the Hollywood Hills, and we was kind enough to let us invade his space for a day (or 2).  And the view of Los Angeles was not too shabby.

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Just like the year before, this party took a lot of help to pull off. Especially because some guy decided to take me out during my soccer game that week and fracture my tibia. So this is how I looked on Derby day.

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Yes, I decorated my crutches in seersucker and flowers.

But on to the party details…

Every good party, starts with a great invitation.  I was really proud of this one…

Derby

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We found this printable online, and I handmade the roses with tissue paper.  It was one of the few things that I could do while sitting down.

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We ordered this “step + repeat” from Shindigz.  To be honest, we were pretty disappointed with it and I wouldn’t recommend ordering one for your party, but we made the most of it.

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Our photo booth on the other hand was much more successful.  We had lots of fun props and who doesn’t love a good instagram post?

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All of the makings of a Mint Julep bar. The absolute must.

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Somehow I was able to make a lot of mini Kentucky Hot Browns on one foot. I know, impressive 😉

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Red velvet cupcakes for the “Run for the Roses”.

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We created a way to make sure that everyone had something invested in the race.

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My partner in crime made these adorable ribbons out of scrapbook paper and other random crafts. They were an incredible touch.

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We created an “infield” in the garage, complete with games, a keg, and red solo cups.

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Free printables are the way to go. You can do so many things with them!

And I will leave you with this photo, which gave me the name, “Queen of the Derby”.

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We weren’t able to have a party in 2015, but who knows what this year will bring. Happy Derbying, y’all!

 

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