Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Kentucky Derby Party!

It is that time of year again;
time to start planning for the Kentucky Derby!

I am excited to share with you the pictures from my
139th Kentucky Derby
date party I threw for our closest friends!

My friend, Amy Flick, helped plan for this amazing event!

Vendor Credits:
Linens, Chargers, Plates, Champagne Buckets & Chairs - Marianne's Rentals, OKC
Horse Ribbons - Hodges Badge Company 
Roses and Rose Cupcakes - Uptown Grocery, Edmond
Cupcake Cups - No Regrets, OKC
Horse Decor, Frames, Vases, Ribbons - Hobby Lobby
Faux Silver Platters & Plastic Horses - Dollar Tree
Custom Koozies -  24 Hour Wrist Bands
Offical Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses -
Kentucky Derby Platicware & Coctail Napkins -
Peronalized Trophies for Guests - Edmond Trophy

Welcome wreath made out of wire, fabric, ribbon & horse shoe shaped paper punches

Table Setting #1

Red velvet cupcakes with red rose icing by Uptown Grocery, Edmond
Black & white cupcake cups purchased at No Regrets, OKC.
(Also found online @ Save on Crafts)

Table Setting #2

Chair tie backs using:
 Black fabric, ribbon & personalized horse ribbons from Hodges Badge Company 

Floral centerpieces using:
Silver champagne buckets from Marianne's Rentals, OKC
and red roses from  Uptown Grocery, Edmond

Derby horse display using:
Black & white polka dot candle sticks, plastic grass & horses, paper

The plastic horses were bought at Dollar Tree
Scrapbook paper was simply cut & glued to backs

Giveaways using:
Rose shaped cookies, plastic baggies, horse shoe shaped paper punch & ribbon

My friend loaned me her daughter's American Doll horse for this cute display!
We sat him on a silver cake stand and placed a red napkin over his back. The red rose is a
yummy cupcake from Uptown Grocery, Edmond.

Custom koozies were purchased from  24 Hour Wrist Bands

Offical Kentucky Derby Mint Julep glasses were purchased from

"There is no such thing as too much good whiskey." - Mark Twain
This quote seemed to be the perfect saying for a day like today!
Sign made by using:
Silver platter, black cardstock, white paint pen and tape

I ordered five peronalized trophies & handed out to our top guests!
Trophies were awarded to:
1. Best Hat 
2. Best Dressed Couple
3.  Best Southern Cuisine
4. Winning Horse ($1, randon draw)
5. Triple Crown (Best All Around)

Horse display made using:
Black Hallmark boxes, ribbon, faux roses, plastic grass & horse, ribbon & paper.

Each couple was asked to bring their best southern inspired cuisine to share!

The official Mint Julep bar!! 
Stocked with all the goodies you could find at the actual race!

The drink lineup included: 
Mint Juleps, Whiskey Sours, Mojitos, Club Specials & red & white wine.
Red horse head from Hobby Lobby & napkin and plasticware from Amazon.

Sign made by using:
Silver platter, black cardstock, white paint pen and tape


I LOVED how all our friends showed up in 
head -to- toe 

My sweet hubby & me!

My friend, Amy Flick, who helped plan & set up for the big event!

Look at her HAT!
**It was AMAZING**

The Flick's

The Reed's

The Herndon's

The Stewart's

The Barnett's



The Lee's

The Goltz's



Best cuisine & Triple Crown

Best Couple

Winning Horse

Best Hat

Cheers to the horses!

I hope this blog has inspirted YOU to throw a 
Kentucky Derby
party this year!

Best of luck!


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  2. Glad to know about this Kentucky Derby party. Last month, arranged a brunch party with my friends at one of venues nearby. Booked it online and hired party caterer too who did truly awesome arrangements.

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