Derby Party

May 5, 2014

Let’s do another life post before I share another cake recipe with you, shall we? This past weekend my family hosted a Kentucky Derby-themed party, complete with roses, traditional Derby food, and fancy outfits. And watching the race, of course.

Sadly, the horse I drew out of the hat didn’t win…

But one of my ancestors won something! Ha, so at the party we displayed this family heirloom—it’s a prize trophy my great grandfather won. I wish I knew the exact details (I’m not even sure my dad does), but I believe my great grandfather wrote a song that was played at the Kentucky Derby at some point. Kinda cool, huh?

There were amazing “baby hot browns.” Pumpernickel bread + cheddar and turkey sauce + bacon + tomato. I think I’ll make these all year round now. Recipe over at Southern Living. It’s a keeper, for sure.

There were dogs in bow ties.

And a dog in a dress. But Teddi didn’t like her dress because she’s a tomboy. (I blame my brother Carl for giving her a boy name.)

Plus a family in bow ties and dresses.

And then tons of dessert. Chocolate pudding cups garnished with mint (to be reminiscent of mint juleps, of course) are just one such example.

…and here’s a gif to commemorate my derby outfit.

Hope you’re having a lovely week so far!

Love, Maurine

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  • Reply Khadeeja Ashai May 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    This is beyond adorable! I like your outfit (I got a glimpse of it on instagram haha) and all that food looks amazing.

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