Hi! Artsy Fartsy Shopaholic here...ready to bring you the incredible details of another fabulous fete! Last week, my uber-talented friend, Elizabeth, of the little harvilles, threw a fantastic Kentucky Derby Party!
While we Memphians battled tornadoes, we also got to watch Super Saver "Run for the Roses" in style!
Elizabeth really outdid herself with the fabulous decorations, food, and games. Read on and be inspired by her incredible Kentucky Derby party!
Her front door set the stage for the afternoon soirée...
Go here for a quick tutorial on how to make that awesome wreath. Would you believe it is made out of coffee filters?!?
Her food and drink was delightfully displayed, and played right along with the Derby theme.
The appetizers in the plastic cups were phenomenal. Watermelon, carrots, mango, celery, zucchini and cantaloupe spritzed with lime juice and sprinkled with chili powder. So refreshing!
Mint juleps were waiting for thirsty guests at the Watering Hole.
Gentlemen guests also joined in on the fun!
Guests were invited to vote for their favorite hat (for the ladies) and for the best-dressed gent. Here are the winners!
As for the Derby decor, the theme was red, black, tan, and vintage. Everything was beautifully adorned with red roses, polished silver, and bright red signs with white lettering to guide you to each food/drink/activity station. Also, when guests entered the door, they were immediately invited to place their bets for the winning horse and vote on their favorite Derby ensembles of the day.
Elizabeth, thanks for a great party and allowing Create My Event to have a peek at your perfect party! You outdid yourself as a hostess and party planner - it is clear from the pictures that everyone had a fantastic time!
Mint juleps and miniature jockeys,