Bourbon is a sneaky little lady....
Some pictures of the little derby party I hosted yesterday...
Whole foods had the prettiest organic roses, they are giant! All in little mint julep cups:)
Balloon weights-I thought the sun coming in was pretty
The "Brunette" I searched high and low for horse balloons! ** Bizarre I didn't notice this at the time but the picture hanging on the wall is a print that we have from New Orleans a few years ago of Bourbon street, and I only caught Bourbon it the picture!!**
Spiced Pecans, these came out so perfectly I am going to make them for everything! Garam Masala was a little tricky to find but I got a big jar for future batches
Mini Ham Biscuits! Only the second time I have ever made biscuits from scratch and they turned out so adorable (I had to use a shot glass to cut the dough!) They had horseradish aoili and pimento cheese, with ham and bibb lettuce:)
I am obsessed with Benedictine spread, For a first timer, I am pretty pleased with the "pistachio" shade I was able to create with food coloring ( I learned that the perfect shade of green is essential when serving a perfect Benedictine Bite)
Little Spread, loved my layer salad-looked so pretty in the trifle dish! I also made a derby tart which was yummy
Horseshoe Favors! I wrote a little "how-to" on hanging above your door frame to catch good luck that falls upon your home:)
"The Bar" I told you our place is tiny! Mint Juleps with shaved ice (that our Margarita maker made perfectly) and the picture had a batch of Oaks Lily cocktails-both were a hit. I scooped up the Beverage Dispenser from Crate and Barrel - Melissa over at For the Love convinced me it was perfect and versatile, for a more girly affair I can rest it on a cake plate with a doilies :) She the best
I did the very best I could in keeping with all proper Kentucky Derby Traditions. I am sure inevitably (being a northern gal) I messed a few things up, but all in all I was pleased-and most importantly I had a blast!