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“Preppy Paddock” Kentucky Derby Party Theme

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DIY Moss Sign with Free Kentucky Derby Party Printables

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{original post} The Kentucky Derby is just a couple weeks away, and that means you’ve got the perfect excuse to get together with friends for fantastic food, drinks, and Southern traditions. And we can’t forget the element of dress-up, of course… which is one of the things that make Derby celebrations  – and the pictures from them – so totally fun & unique!

And speaking of Derby celebrations, I’m SUPER EXCITED to share that we’ve partnered with 14 Hands Vineyards again this year to bring you the following fun stuff:
……….1) Creative Kentucky Derby party ideas (including food, drinks & decor)
……….2) A brand new set of free Derby party printables, and…
……….3) Drumroll please… a fabulous DSLR CAMERA GIVEAWAY PACKAGE valued at nearly $600!

That’s right… one lucky reader will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T3 with Deluxe Accessories Kit + $100 worth of Photo Props, which should make it especially easy to capture all those fun party memories from the Derby and beyond! ;) Must be 21+ to enter. Please see official entry guidelines at the bottom of this post.

kentucky derby party centerpiece - painted horses with bow ties in DIY paddock

PREPPY PADDOCK Theme

14 Hands is the official wine sponsor of the Kentucky Derby this year, which means it will be featured at Churchill Downs all throughout Derby Week… not to mention enjoyed by the very important guests in my own living room on May 4th. ;) We created a vintage-modern style Derby theme for 14 Hands last year, so I wanted to go a different direction this time… Inspired by the preppy fashion often donned at the Derby, this new “Preppy Paddock” theme features a fresh garden party vibe, bow-ties, preppy patterns, and bright pops of color!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

……..– “Watering Hole” Drink Station with plant holders used for wine and water displays
……..– DIY “Party Paddock” Centerpiece with bow-tie bedecked horses
……..– Southern-inspired small bites like Mini Hot Browns and Ham Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter
……..– Homemade Bourbon Peach Pie Pops and Kentucky Bourbon Puddings
……..– Playful photo props for fun picture-taking + free printable “Photo Finish” sign

Scroll down for an overview of the party, and check out additional images in the full party album.

Kentucky Derby Party drink station - wine glasses & cocktails

homemade peach pie pops with bow ties

Run for the Roses Free Printable Sign

Kentucky Derby Party Food Table - Appetizer Ideas

Ham Stuffed Biscuits with Spicy Brown Mustard Butter

Mini Hot Browns - Derby Appetizer

Southern Cornbread Crostini - Derby Party Appetizer

Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle Centerpiece

Watering Hole Drink Station - 14 Hands Wine

wine glasses with bow tie drink markers

kentucky derby water bottles and orange mint juleps

Kentucky Derby party decorations and banner

kentucky bourbon puddings via sprinkle bakes

kentucky bourbon balls and pie pops

kentucky derby photo booth props

Alyssa & Renee had fun modeling the photo booth props! ;)

diy painted wooden photo booth props

THEME OVERVIEW

As I mentioned earlier, this theme was inspired by the preppy fashion you often see at the Derby, which is represented through bow ties and the preppy style of the party printables. Sheet moss was also incorporated for a fresh spring/garden vibe. I really had fun working on this theme and hope you enjoy it too! You can download all of the party printables for free right here.

My own favorite elements are probably the DIY “Party Paddock” centerpiece, Bourbon-Peach Pie Pops (embellished with bow-ties!) and “Watering Hole” wine bottle display. While browsing the garden section at HomeGoods, I stumbled on an awesome water faucet themed plant holder and couldn’t resist turning it into a creative display for the white wine! A modern white window box planter was also used for the water bottles.

DIY PROJECTS

Fabric Bow Ties: (DIY Tutorial coming Friday!) We made 3 different sizes of bow ties using different colors of scrap fabric. The smallest bow ties were used as drink markers on the wine glasses, and also to dress up toy horses. The medium bow ties were used to embellish vases, and the largest ones were hot glued to wooden dowels for photo booth props.

Moss-covered Frames: Unfinished wooden frames ($1 each at Michaels) were covered with sheet moss & used to display free printable 4×6 signs

Preppy Horses: Toy horses were spray painted & embellished with mini fabric bow ties

Party Paddock Centerpiece: The preppy horses needed a place to party, and this one was fashioned from styrofoam, moss, and inexpensive wooden fences found in the wood crafts aisle Michaels. (The fences were $1.29 each). DIY Tutorial coming next week!

Winner’s Cup Arrangements: Trophy-shaped vases were embellished with printable labels and filled with yellow and white flowers, (white Stock, Queen Anne’s Lace, Billy Balls, and Dahlias) + printable “Win, Place, Show” pennant flags

Paper Diamond Garlands: craft punches were used to punch diamond shapes, then attached together using fishing wire. These were used to embellish around “The Watering Hole” wine buckets, pie pop display and they would be great table runners!

Wooden Photo Booth Props: from Etsy shop Say Hello were painted with acrylic craft paint and hot glued to wooden dowels

FOOD & DRINKS

– Cornbread Crostini (recipe via Southern Living)
– Ham Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter (recipe via MyRecipes.com)
– Mini Hot Browns (modified from this recipe & cut into diamond shapes to match the patterns in the party)
– Veggies & Dip
– Peach Bourbon Pie Pops (recipe via The Wicked Noodle) embellished with bow ties
– Kentucky Bourbon Balls (recipe via AllRecipes.com)
– Bourbon Puddings (recipe via Sprinkle Bakes)
– 14 Hands Wine: Cabernet, Chardonnay, Hot to Trot Red Blend, & Hot to Trot White Blend
Orange-Tangerine Mint Juleps
– Water bottles embellished with printable bottle labels

Vendor Credit

Partner: 14 Hands Vineyards

Party Styling, Food/Drinks & Photography: Hostess with the Mostess

Free Printables: Hostess with the Mostess

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

463 responses to ““Preppy Paddock” Kentucky Derby Party Theme”

  1. kerry says:

    LOVE the mossy green picture frames!!

  2. I think my favorite detail is the grass frames used for the signage. It’s so appropriate to the theme. But I must say, the bourbon puddings look pretty amazing!!!

  3. Gianna says:

    Love the moss covered picture frames and the bourbon peach pie pops! Amazing!

  4. Jovanna says:

    Love the bowties on the wine glasses! And I would love to try the 14 Hands Reserve Merlot ;)

  5. Leslie says:

    Love the photo booth props!

  6. Chelsea S says:

    La, La, Love the mossy frames and food tags! Looks like a fun time!

  7. lisa Gomes says:

    I loved the mossy frames and the waters, it was all done so well. The photo finish was genius.

  8. I love the funny blue framed glasses. I would love to try Riesling wine.

  9. carmen davila says:

    I love the bourbon balls!! they look sooo yummy!!!

  10. Daphne Foster McCrain says:

    I love the pie pops!! Such a cute idea! I also would love to try the Moscato! :)

  11. Melissa says:

    I love the little cornbread appetizers, pie pops, mustard butter, painted ponies and mossy frames.

  12. Amy Brookshire says:

    I just LOVE the bowties… especially on the win glasses! simply fabulous.

  13. Love says:

    The trophy vase is awesome!

  14. LaTolya says:

    The photo booth props were really cute.

  15. Sarah says:

    This party theme is so perfectly put together! The peach bourbon pie pops are adorable and sound delicious!
    But I would also love to try the Hot To Trot White Blend from 14 Hands…

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  17. Kristin says:

    I love the colored horses and bow ties added in. Adds color and a bit of whimsy to the set up!

  18. tiffany leon says:

    I love the whole theme entirely! But my favorite part of it would have to be the bow ties incorporated everywhere. I think its very easy to do but leaves a statement!..love it!

  19. April says:

    Love the bow ties on the glasses and the ‘watering hole’ theme!

  20. Sandi says:

    The Reserve Merlot sounds wonderful and so do the pie pops and bourbon balls!!! Love the idea and my brothers anniversary is the Kentucky Derby.

  21. Jim McFarland says:

    I would like to try the “Hot To Trot Red Blend” just a sample please.

  22. Rene says:

    I am such a sucker for the bow ties – what a great idea to put on wine glasses and use as other embellishments, can’t wait to see the tutorial. I love Riesling so that would be my wine of choice to try!

  23. Dee Shore says:

    I am in love with the paddock and the teeny tiny pie pops.

  24. Rachel LaManna says:

    Love the watering hole and winners circle — beautiful!

  25. robin says:

    I would love to try the Moscato, but I also think the bowtie on the flutes are too cute!

  26. soSpangled says:

    Pie pops = Adorbs

  27. rzann says:

    I’d love to try the Pinot Gris. Sounds fantastic paired with some seafood. Yum!

  28. Laurie Ciallela File says:

    I have been hearing more and more about Moscato lately! It is on my list of wines to try! =)

  29. Christina Haverfield says:

    I think my favorite detaqil has to be the grass frame. <3 it!

  30. Laura Fultz says:

    I like the floral centerpiece made to look like a trophy. Classy!

  31. Natalie Clause says:

    Adore this party! Love the menu and those blue horses with yellow bow ties – so cute!

  32. Shumaila says:

    Would like to try their Riesling.

  33. Kris says:

    Love the bowties!

  34. christine cairns says:

    love the bow ties on the wine glasses and the photo props

  35. Michele Ulrich says:

    I would say the cornbread crostini I would like to try and the Merlot. I love any type of cute appetizer. :-) and some wine to go with it.

  36. Paula Hurley says:

    The watering hole was a great touch! As for the wine I would have to see I would like to try the Hot To Trot Red Blend….Yum!!!

  37. Ashley says:

    I love how the bows are incorporated. They are on everything including the mini horses! And the Bourbon balls look yummy!

  38. Meike says:

    Love the mossy frames and pie pop holder as well as the now tie accessories!

  39. YOLONDA says:

    I love the bow ties!

    LONDA

  40. Tiffany Anne says:

    I love the watering hole idea with the ice buckets – too cute! Might have to make a trip to Home Goods to see if they have any locally! My favorite 14 Hands wines for parties are the Hot to Trot blends because they are such crowd pleasers!

  41. Carie Whitebirch says:

    Love love the grassy frames and trophy vase!

  42. Jessie Dooley says:

    Besides the amazing color choices, I absolutely love how all the little bow ties are scattered throughout the design. So clever and unique!!!!!

  43. Mary Kay says:

    I love the photo booth props but the pudding in those little glass jars is pretty adorable too! Oh how I would love to win the camera…I have a grandbaby due any day and my camera decided to die! :(

  44. Desiree says:

    This is one fun theme! With summer around the corner, this theme creates much more of an anticipation and longing for warm weather. The O’ so cute lemonade cups in a tray with a blue bow is so refreshing and cooling– love it! The Moscato wine sounds absolutely delicious.

  45. Amanda says:

    I LOVE the pie pops! They are so adorable! Thanks for the chance!

  46. The entire party theme is just so fun! I especially love the printables and will be linking to them this week in my ‘Week In Review’ on Friday. Also, the 14 Hands Merlot and Chardonnays are my favorite.
    Kenley

  47. Lindsay says:

    The preppy horses and bow tie accents were my favorite little touches. I would love to try the Pinot Gris from 14 Hands…I’ll have to add it to my list for after the baby is born in June! :)

  48. Michelle Peck says:

    I absolutely love how all of the stationery ties everything together! As a graphic designer myself I love doing invitations for a party and then all of the “day of” items to have a cohesive look all around!

  49. Mandi says:

    I love the bow ties on the wine glasses and I would totally try the cornbread crostini.

  50. Jessica says:

    I love the moss covered picture frames! Also, I would definitely try the Hot to Trot White Blend wine.

  51. Jen says:

    The Cornbread Crostinis would be good for any party!

  52. Stephanie says:

    The details in this party are too cute! I am loving the pie pops. I had some at my wedding and they were awesome! All the food looks so delicious though, loving the party theme.

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  54. gschles says:

    I love all the colored horses!!! Great party. I’m so excited because we are hosting a Derby party this year and will be using your printables :)

  55. Andrea says:

    Those mini pies on a stick are perfectly cute!!

  56. Amanda says:

    I love all of the little bow tie details (especially on the horses! Adorable!) but I would also enjoy tasting the Pinot Gris from 14 Hands.

  57. Carrie Lauck says:

    I love the look of the spray painted horses with their bow ties and the color palette on the printables is terrific. Please pass the “Hot to Trot White Blend” for my girlfriends and I to try! Great looking party!

  58. Haley S says:

    I love the glasses and bowties!! The food is perfection as well! YUM (:

  59. Kelly Valencia says:

    That Hot to Trot line looks delicious! Red blend if I have to choose!

  60. daynaperez says:

    Love the wine glasses with the pretty bows and also those bourbon balls look delish.

  61. dulce says:

    My favorite decoration idea was the trophy with flowers, that make a pretty centerpiece, festive, and perfect for the theme. And the photo finish area makes it fun for everyone, with beautiful diy table decorations. I love your ideas.

  62. Katie says:

    I absolutely adore the bow tie theme of varying sizes. Might have to make some of the wine glass bow tie charms for our celebration!

  63. Hester says:

    Love the bow ties on everything and the trophy with flowers! The vintage faucets at the “watering hole” were a nice touch, too!

  64. chrystal i says:

    I would love to try a glass of the Hot to Trot White Blend in one of the wine glasses with the bow tie tied around the base…such a cute idea.

  65. Lindsey Kelley says:

    I love the moss covered picture frame such a cute DIY

  66. Katherine Childress says:

    My favorite is the little toy horses.

  67. Amy says:

    My favorite detail is the bow ties on the spray painted horses!

  68. Betty says:

    Love the little bow ties on the glasses!

  69. Shawna says:

    What a cute party! I would definitely try The Reserve Merlot. It sounds perfect!

  70. Kristina says:

    We had 14 hands at our wedding! But I would personally love to try the Hot to Trot Red Blend!

  71. Katrina says:

    I love the bows on the wine glasses and the pretty argyle details.

  72. Joanna says:

    What a fun, colorful party! I love the menu- all the mini, individual food items are so cute and perfectly themed! Great givewaway!

  73. Jadyn says:

    I love “the watering hole”, especially the spigots – great touch. The bowties integrated throughout the serveware and stemware are awesome too!

  74. Kristel says:

    I absolutely loved the photo booth props and the Kentucky Bourbon Pudding looks amazing!

  75. Robin Lapping says:

    I really like the Bourbon Peach Pie Pops! Super cute idea… and as for the wines, I want to try them all!

  76. Robin Lapping says:

    I love the Peach Bourbon Pie pops.. super cute! And as for the wine, I want to try all of it!

  77. andrea sestak says:

    the water bottle labels are fantastic. love them!

  78. Aziza Johnson says:

    I love all of the Bow-tie details:). The bourbon peach pie pops look yummy too!!!

  79. Minna says:

    Those cake pops look delicious! I’d love to have one, paired with a glass of merlot.

  80. Mary R. says:

    Love the printables! but my favorite might just be the pie pops. They look easier to create than cake pops!

  81. Darla S. says:

    The pudding in the little jars looks positively amazing!

  82. Colleen says:

    Bourbon and Bowties! Love all the details!

  83. Love Love Love the Blue Horses and the Winners Cup. I’d love to try the Chardonnay!

  84. Stacy says:

    Love the pie pops! A new twist on the popular cake pops.

  85. Lisa Anderson says:

    I love the plant holders used for holding the wines bottles. Great idea that can be used or many themes!

  86. Laurel says:

    I love the bow ties on everything! It just ties it all together. I especially love the little horse bust with the bow tie. I have no idea why, but I just love him!

  87. Angela says:

    Perfection! And I want to try the Red Blend (cherries!) or the Moscato (just discovered how much I love Moscato)!

  88. AmberT says:

    My favorite detail is the little bowties at the base of the wine glasses. Sooo cute!

  89. I love it all but have to pick the bow tie accents, especially on the wine glass stems!

  90. yuri says:

    my favorite detail were the peach pie pops, they look great!

  91. Donna says:

    The peach bourbon pie pops with the little bowties are just exquisite!

  92. Lily S. says:

    Wow this party theme is awesome. I love how all the food is miniature, and would enjoy all the Kentucky Bourbon flavored treats :)

  93. esther says:

    I love the color scheme and the diamonds. They look great on the tags

  94. esther cho says:

    I tried the 14 Hands Cab & it is so good .. will definitely buy a bottle (or 2 or 3!) .. Love the pie pops :)

  95. Sara B. says:

    The mini-bowties on the pie pops!

  96. rachel says:

    Love the cute little ponies and the “watering hole” sign! So cute! Please include me in the giveaway…mama needs a new camera! :)

  97. What could be more perfectly refreshing on a warm derby day then a glass of that “Hot to Trot White Blend!” Crisp white wine with tropical notes sound just up my alley! Of course my glass would be filled to the brim, adorned with a precious little bow time- inspiration courtesy of HWTM! :)

  98. I love the photo finish… the props are so cute. If I really had my act together I’d have done it as the theme for my sisters baby shower on Derby day.

  99. I love all the printables and will definitely be using them for my Derby party (especially the photo finish sign)!

  100. Aliza L says:

    I love those adorable bow ties on the wine glasses, and those Kentucky bourbon puddings look AMAZING!

  101. Rachel Rappaport says:

    I love the puddings in the Ball jars. So cute!

  102. Lesley says:

    Love all of the KY food elements and the moss covered frames. I love 14 Hands Cab already, but would love to try the Hot to Trot Red Blend! Fingers crossed!

  103. Lynne Beeler says:

    Love love love the bow ties!!

  104. I love the bow ties on everything. SO cute!

  105. Alia says:

    I love the bow ties on the wine glasses! I would also like to try the Hot to Trot red blend from 14 hands :)

  106. Valerie says:

    14 Hands Hot to Trot is my favorite wine. I love the bowties on a stick!

  107. Kelly says:

    Love the Cabernet! My favorite!

  108. Dana Quinn says:

    Love the grassy pictures frames and the cute banners :)

  109. Katie says:

    I love the whole thing, but I think my favorite would be the bow ties on the horses and the wine glasses. We are throwing an engagement party with a Derby theme on the 4th and these printables are PERFECT and exactly the same color scheme as our invitation. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

  110. Sharon Baker says:

    The Kentucky Bourbon puddings in the Ball Canning jars look delightful! Would like to try the Hot to Trot White blend for 14hands- I love the red!

  111. Marsha Gnehm says:

    I love the unique idea of the Derby party! And the decorations are perfect!!!

  112. Danielle R. says:

    Love the little bow ties on the wine glasses! Can’t wait for the tutorial! The theme was executed wonderfully!

  113. Meagan B says:

    I love the moss covered frame and the horse racing sayings. Having horse theme parties has always been a favorite of mine and hopefully I will be able to use this theme with an upcoming baby shower….

  114. reinasierra says:

    I want to try the reserve cabernet sauvignon! Yummy. I also want to eat the bourbon pudding. Such a cute party idea!

  115. Jennifer Eschbach says:

    I absolutely love the bow ties on the wi e glasses and the watering hole wine display, but I must say the peach bourbon pie pops sound scrumptious!

  116. The bow ties on the wine glasses are just too cute! HWTM always has the best ideas! Thanks!

  117. Bri says:

    I love this theme! My favorite detail is the spray painted horses with bow ties!

  118. amanda ciacelli says:

    The trophy used as a vase is awesome

  119. Tracy H says:

    Love the idea of a Kentucky Derby Party, I’m very interested in trying out the Bourbon pudding and I might have to make the grass/moss covered picture frame. Wonderful, fun ideas as always!

  120. Jeannie Kiehn says:

    Mini Hot Browns -YUM! With Hot To Trot Red Blend! Can’t wait :)

  121. Jodi Keller says:

    It’s so hard to choose just one thing I like about this theme, everything is so cute! I do really love the little painted horses with their little bowties!

  122. Diane says:

    I’d like to try the Moscato.

  123. I LOVE those glasses in the last photo. We just recently moved to Kentucky so this was a fun one to look at. I’m looking forward to Derby week!

  124. Natalie says:

    Love the Bourbon Peach Pie Pops!

  125. Gina Bryant says:

    I love the little bows on everything! The props are such a wonderful idea! I can only hope to have a party as put together as this one is .

  126. Lisa says:

    Love the blue horses! And the wine ice buckets! Too cute!

  127. Tara says:

    I’m making the mini hot browns for a baby shower this weekend, last name Brown–perfect app!!

  128. bwetovick says:

    Wine is my thing! I would love to try the Riesling or the Pinot Gris! Those flavors just sound like spring! :)

  129. ellen covill says:

    Love the mustard butters!!! The cute announcement cards are awesome!!!

  130. Jermaine D. says:

    I love the peach pie pops!

  131. Shelley Scarbro says:

    I love the watering hole!! Everything is so beautiful and creative!!

  132. abby says:

    would love to try the Riesling wine!

  133. Laura says:

    I love the pie pops and the little bowties!

  134. Chelsea McGuire says:

    I always love using vintage toys in my decorations. Love the vintage plastic horses! Also, would love to try both Hot To Trot Blends.

  135. VanessaVL says:

    Love the glasses and Bow ties

  136. Kaitlin says:

    Love the photo props! They get guests involved and excited!!

  137. Tara says:

    I’ll be taking the 14 Hands Hot to Trot White blend to the Derby party I attend this year — I think everyone will get a kick out of the name!

  138. Sarah O. says:

    You’re killing me with those Kentucky Bourbon Balls. Yum!

  139. Chelan says:

    Love the colorful bow ties on the wine glasses! Makes a perfect companion to the Hot & Trot Red Blend of 14 Hands wine, which I would love to try.

  140. Melissa says:

    I always go for the Moscato. Yum!

  141. Melinda says:

    I love the photo finish props.

  142. Pat Ward says:

    I LOVE the bowties on the wine glasses! The variety of the colors make me think of the Jockeys’ silks. I love the 14 Hands wines. Have not tried the Moscato, yet. Would LOVE to try it.

  143. I love the photo props (bow ties, eye glasses and mustaches) and the wine glasses adornments.

  144. Rachel says:

    The bourbon puddings look delish!

  145. judy says:

    I saw pie pops for the first time here :) nice…

  146. I love the flowers in the julep cups. And I’d love to try the moscato wine.

  147. Mary Jane says:

    I’d love to sample a glass of 14 Handle’s Hot to Trot White Blend from the Watering Hole with friends. All of the treats look amazing!

  148. Elisa says:

    I love the whole set up! From the colors to the centerpieces and the BOWS!!! :-)

  149. Aimee says:

    i love all the little bows!!

  150. Christy says:

    Love the Winner’s Cup! Hoping I’m a winner!

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  152. Kao Xiong says:

    In this theme, everything is layout nicely. I really love the pudding & bourbon balls. Plus, I have never had any wine before but would love to try out the 14 hands Riesling.

  153. Echo Reed says:

    My favorite things about the party are the moss frames and all of the yummy sounding bourbon inspired desserts!

  154. Julie says:

    loved the Kentucky Bourbon puddings and of course the Pie pops

  155. Jacqui says:

    The wine I would like to try most would have to be the Chardonnay! It is my favorite kind of wine.

  156. Jennifer Eng says:

    I love the individual bourbon puddings. What a fun party!

  157. Connie says:

    My favorite part of the theme is definitely the wine glass charms! They are so cute and add such a creative touch to such a simple item. Not to mention– my friends and I are obsessed with wine so we’d definitely put the wine glasses & bow tie charms to great use!

  158. Rhonda says:

    Love bourbon balls…..so good!

  159. Anna says:

    Love the mossy photo frames and the bows!

  160. Blake Kaplan says:

    I think the pie pops are awesome

  161. Jade says:

    Just perfect! Working on my own combination Derby/50th birthday surprise party for the hubs. So appreciate this!

  162. Christina Roll says:

    The bow ties on the glasses are my favorite!

  163. Chrissy says:

    Whats not to love about the whole party. Really thought the bows on the wine glasses were cute!

  164. Ruth Miller says:

    I would love to try the Hot to trot white wine, all the food looks wonderful and I am going to try the recipes. It would be wonderful to have a party like that with all my horse friends .

  165. Rachel Pape says:

    I love the photo finish, the props were perfect!!

  166. I love everything from the beautiful signs to the placecards for the savory & sweet….I’ve had a few of the 14 Hands wines so any others would be great. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous gift!

  167. kate says:

    love the photo props and would love to try any of the flav ors of the wine!! Yum!!!

  168. Tricia says:

    My favorite detail were the bow tie wine charms, absolutely adorable!

  169. Love the theme, love the photos. Beautiful design all around, thanks for sharing.

  170. Jazmine says:

    I love the vibrant colors, flowers in the derby cup, and the moss pictured frame.

  171. Anne says:

    I love it all so much!! But the bow ties on the horses and the wine glasses are just too cute!

  172. Stacey says:

    As soon as I saw the pie pops I was sold!

  173. Melissa lowe says:

    I love the cute little bow ties on everything!

  174. Sonya C. says:

    The pie pops wearing bow ties…my FAVORITE…to absolutely die for!!!

  175. Shair Poo says:

    Hello! I would love to try their Moscato (hhmmm love moscato).

  176. OMG this is a fantastic giveaway this camera is so what i need to capture my events myself. I love the painted derby horses so creative. This whole party is so light and refreshing in color. Great Job :)

  177. Sarah Mc says:

    Love Love Love the bowties

  178. Melanie P. says:

    Everything is so wonderful but I adore the moss covered frames!

  179. Wendy says:

    I love The Winner’s Circle trophy as a flower vase. How creative!

  180. Iris Metel says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! And such a beautiful party! I love so many of the elements, especially the mossy frames! And I would love to try the 14 Hands Moscato. Cheers!

  181. Those bows are awesome and the peach pops look very nice.

  182. Denise says:

    I love the peach pie pops and the bow ties on the wine glasses!

  183. Danelle Olson says:

    My favorite items have to be the photo props. Too cute!

  184. Kate says:

    We’re already fans of 14 Hands! We love the Hot to Trot Red in this house!

  185. Margaret Harrod says:

    Love the winner circle flowers & the grass pic frames!

  186. Kimberly McCloy says:

    Love the Cabernet and merlot! 14 hands is my favorite by far!!!

  187. Maribel Guevara says:

    I loved the watering holes, the frames, the photo booth props and the peach bourbon pie pops which look delicious.

  188. ash says:

    I love the different color bow ties on the wine glasses!

  189. steph says:

    The pie pops!…and I’d try the hot to trop red blend :)

  190. Kristy Engelke says:

    I would love to try the Pinot Gris!

  191. Alena says:

    This is so much fun! I love the flower bouquet in the winner cup. It is such a clever/easy yet impressive detail!

  192. ginger callahan says:

    Love the Hot to Trot! 14 Hands Reisling is my go to wine! The attention to detail is awesome….love the bow ties and all the food presentation!

  193. I like all the printables. So cute!

  194. Becky says:

    Love the Bow tie details!

  195. Heather Hagler says:

    I love your sign designs, perfect layout, so appropriate to the event and theme!

  196. Casey says:

    I absolutely love the bow ties, especially on the bourbon peach pie pops. It makes for such a great display!

  197. Nicole DeBoer says:

    I’m enthralled with banners / pennants laterly. “Down the Stretch” is cute and clever and fits into this theme perfectly.

  198. That Chevron dress is PRECIOUS in a good way. I want one. And pie pops? Anyone who walks into your event and doesn’t comment on them should be dead to you. They’re insane. Love it. Love it all.

    • alyssa says:

      Hi Stephanie Klein! Thanks so much!! it’s actually one of my favorite shirts, it’s from Francesca’s Collections (you know that store with the amazing EVERYTHING!). The pie pops were so fun- it was all Jenn’s idea, but I got to make them… and eat them after too ;) So glad you loved everything!!

  199. Kayla Bruner says:

    I’m loving the moss colored frames the most!

  200. Carrie says:

    I adore the moss photo frames – what a great idea for all kinds of spring events!
    I would love to try the 14 Hands 2011 Chardonnay – sounds yummy!

  201. Rachael says:

    I’m excited to try the Pinot Gris!!

  202. Meghan Whitfield says:

    I would like to try their Hot to Trot Red Blend. Delish!

  203. Julie Choe says:

    I love the flower arrangement in the Winner Cup and “The Watering Hole” area.
    I love 14 Hands Cab!

  204. Jennifer Soderberg says:

    I love the bow ties on the wine glasses. That is beyond cute!

  205. Jennifer Delgado says:

    My favorite part has to be the horse bust. It reminds me of the ceramic shop class I took when I was 13 and I made one similar to it for my brother in black & gray. Great memories. This is such a great theme!

  206. Joan says:

    I really love the simplicity of bows on the wine glasses. It makes something simple, special. I am interested to try the Hot to Trot White Blend. It sounds yummy!

  207. Maneesha Pradhan says:

    I love the whole theme. Specially the photo booth props. I have actually had the chardonay before. I would like to try some of their reserves.

  208. Joyce Cantrell says:

    So happy to have found this! We are planning our first Derby party and you have so many things and ideas that we can use. I think my favorite is the little paddock decoration. Thanks!!

  209. Heidi says:

    I think the water spigots over the watering hole sign is absolutely adorable. It’s that level of detail that makes this awesome.

  210. 1st off I love every thing about this party, but what stood out to me was the Winner’s Cup Arrangements, and also the peach bourdon pie pops. love them to the most. The 14 Hands Winey that i will love to try is The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the Moscato.

  211. Julie says:

    The bow tie detail is such a nice touch

  212. Cher Vick says:

    I love the trophy vase that was use, and the mini empanadas

  213. Kelli Tellez says:

    I absolutely love the watering hole sign and the argyle on the buckets, so cute!

  214. Kendra JoHantgen says:

    Everything looks amazing! I really like the watering hole! : )

  215. Patty F. says:

    Love the pie pops, never seen then before.

  216. I love the bourbon peach pie pops with the sweet bow tie detail. So cute and handy! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  217. Katie Walker says:

    As a graphic designer, I can totally appreciate all these great ideas and the time it took to create all this! I’m thankful you’re sharing the templates and ideas – I don’t know which is my favorite. My two toddlers will love the paddock – a trip to the dollar store for cheap horses is in my near future. Thank you!

  218. michele says:

    I love the mini peach pie pops and the little bow-ties on the wine glasses…..super cute. I would love to try any of the wines, but I’m a red girl, so I’ll go with Cab.

  219. Lacey Heiss says:

    I just adore the watering hole! I love how someone can look at something old, rustic looking and turn into something fun, almost new! I love the inspiration!!

  220. I love the simple touch of using a trophy as a vase :)

  221. Jenny says:

    I love the preppy bow ties on everything, especially the wine glasses! The bow ties photo booth props are also very clever- a nice change-up from the popular mustache!

  222. jessica w says:

    I loved their photo props that they put together, the bright color scheme is nice too

  223. Holly says:

    I love the bowties on the wine glasses!

  224. Dina says:

    Love the bow ties on the wine glasses!’

  225. Catherine says:

    The trophy vase is awesome and I would love to try the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from 14 Hands!

  226. LuLusNest says:

    Of course I love the bowties on the glasses but I think the individual puddings looks super yummy! Umm… must be dinner time!

  227. Kelly says:

    I love the little bowties on the pie pops and wine glasses!

  228. Caroline says:

    Why limit yourself to just ONE favorite wine?! I think all deserve their fair chance at a try! Also, I love the spray painted ponies!

  229. I love all of the southern styled small bites. So darling and creative! The bow ties are a close second though. I love how they are everywhere.

  230. Manny says:

    Love the mini bowties on the the wine glasses. Classy!

  231. Gotta be the ‘Winners Choice’ flower arrangement….OMG..to die for…..but the entire collection is so well put together, it’s hard to choose just one!!!

  232. Madonna says:

    I love the Kentucky Bourbon pudding cups. The only thing missing are the hats. The hats are almost as much a part of the Derby as the horses are :).

  233. Karen Shultz says:

    The HOT to TROT line of wines looks great! I would love to try that. And the mossy frames are darling!

  234. amyorvin says:

    I ‘d like to try the Riesling.

  235. Amy Crenshaw says:

    I love the banner!!! I also love the Hot to Trot Red 14 Hands wine!!!

  236. Irene S. says:

    “Photo Finish”…so clever! I love it.

  237. Kimberly Charanza says:

    LOVE the watering hole setup!!! Cute!

  238. Paige Draper says:

    The moss covered frames are my favorite :) :)

  239. Victoria says:

    Love the photo op at a party! Especially the derby photo finish!!

  240. Andrea Hanstein says:

    I would love to try the 14 Hands Pinto Gris … !!!

  241. Angela Yer says:

    I would love to try the Moscato wine.

  242. Liz Othon says:

    I love everything about the displays, but I really like the watering hole sign with the buckets and the wine.

  243. Patricia says:

    Love the photo booth!

  244. Brenda says:

    I love the way the pie pots are arranged and the container

  245. Autumn says:

    I love all the party details, but I would be rather interested in trying the Hot to Trot White Wine Blend!

  246. Margot C says:

    Oh! It’s all too charming to believe. i LOVE the ‘watering hole’ and the grass framed notices are a close second. How I would love to throw such a party!

  247. Natalie Adams says:

    I love the photo booth props, especially the mustaches!

  248. Kristen says:

    The bourbon peach pie pops are such a great idea! Love this themed party!

  249. Deirdre D says:

    Love the bowtie wine tags.

  250. Jessica M. says:

    The pie pops with the little bow ties are soo cute!

  251. Chelsea LaMarche says:

    I love the colored bows around the wine glasses. What a perfect and unique way for people to remember which glass is there’s!

  252. Jess says:

    I love the horses with bow ties AND I want to try the reisling!

  253. Ana says:

    I would have to say everything is just so wonderful, but what really makes it all come together is the signage…it pulls everything together!

  254. Marita H says:

    I would love to try the Hot to Trot White blend (especially since it mentions a hint of peach)!

  255. The food looks delicious and I love the painted horses wearing bow ties.

  256. Synethia says:

    I absolutely LOVE the mossy green picture frame!!! Very creative and super super cute!!!

  257. Kim Murray says:

    We have an Annual Kentucky Derby Party and I love the Kentucky Bourbon Balls you have shown along with the Pie Pops! we usually have a Derby Pie but this year I am going to change it up and add the bourbon balls to the mix along with the 14 hand Riesling and the Hot to Trot White Blend! Thank you for posting the free printables, they will be a big hit at our party this year! :)

  258. Caryl Adams says:

    I love how the food from that region, especially hot browns, were integrated into the party. As for the wine–the Hot to Trot Red blend sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  259. Katherine says:

    Oh these are just darling! My favorite detail must be the little bow ties on the glasses and the food buffet signs!

  260. stacy says:

    I can’t wait to make the pudding and bourbon balls! Yum.

  261. Erin says:

    Would love to try the 14 hands Moscato!

  262. Tiffany says:

    I love the bow-ties on everything!

  263. Hui says:

    I love the little horses painted in vibrant colors.

  264. Nagia says:

    hmmm I would love to try Kentucky Bourbon Balls : )) !

  265. Anna says:

    The colors are awesome! Love the bow ties, perfect use for wine charms.

  266. […] styled a new Kentucky Derby party theme for 14 Hands Vineyards last week, so that means a brand new set of FREE Kentucky Derby Party […]

  267. Edie Sanders says:

    Love celebrating “The Kentucky Derby”. This party theme is all so preppy. It adds richness to your Derby Party. Love many of the 14 hands wines. The reserve cabernet sauvigon is what I choose when I have a Derby winner.
    https://www.14hands.com/wines/the-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon
    HWTM knows how to put her expertise to work to create a atmosphere to insure all your guest feel right at home… All the printables are excellant. It’s the feeling you get when the traditional Kentucky Derby anthem, “My Old Kentucky Home” plays and your guest sing along.
    Hats off for the Winner of this contest, in which I hope is me… This is a wonderful prize. I can imagine me taking all the photos of my Derby Party and hopefully creating a scrapbook with the help of HWTM for the guest. Hint, hint…
    Photo Booth is going to be a huge hit!
    Thanks for your hard work in creating these stunning printables.

  268. I want to try the Hot to Trot Red blend!! Yum!!

  269. Paige C. says:

    I love the Winner’s Circle centerpiece – beautiful and creative!

  270. Angela s says:

    Want to try the Moscato wine.

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  271. Nadya Kotik says:

    Bourbon Peach Pie Pops sound amazing!

  272. Khadra says:

    Love all the printables and links to recipes. Just what I need for a Derby Party!
    And the 14 Hands Chardonnay!

  273. The Kentucky Bourbon Puddings sound incredible! And I love the painted pony. I need to make some of those!

  274. Sara says:

    The colored bow-tie wine glass markers are adorable!

  275. lindsay jenkins says:

    I love the pie pops!! Such a cute idea and adorable

  276. Amy Anhaiser says:

    I would love to try the Moscato. Mm… <3

  277. Sarah Long says:

    This is SO cute. I love the photo booth props!

  278. william says:

    kentucky bourbon pudding looks tasty

  279. Missy Dibble says:

    Love the “Photo Finish” and props! Darling colors too!

  280. lailaplant says:

    What is there not to like! Every detail in this party is stunning. I specially love the way the whole theme was tied with even small details as the little bow ties on the wine glasses! From 14 hands I would LOVE to try the The Reserve Merlot.

  281. Jess says:

    The entire theme is so adorable! I love the pie pops!

  282. Heather Ross says:

    The glasses and ties, how fun!

  283. Melissa says:

    So cute!! My favorite detail is the pudding in the tiny mason jars – this could work for so many different party themes :)

  284. Angela Alpaugh says:

    My favorite detail is the trophy vase!

  285. Lindsay says:

    I love the pie pops…I can’t wait to try these!

  286. Rosaria says:

    The photo booth props are just the cutest things i have ever seen! the color scheme in the entire post is just great!! <3 :)

  287. Debbie Fabre says:

    Love the pie pops. Would love to win the camera!

  288. melissa says:

    I LOVE the moss picture frames! And once I’m no longer pregnant I am looking forward to a glass of wine, and the 14 hands merlot looks perfect.

  289. sara larsen says:

    Love the cute pie pops!

  290. Lesly adams says:

    Can’t wait to make Kentucky Bourbon Puddings. I also love the bows on the wine glasses! Thank you for sharing. My camera finally died so I am keeping my fingers crossed I get picked!

  291. lindsay says:

    I love the pie pops, what could be better than pie on a stick!

  292. Juliana B. says:

    I love the Bourbon peach pie pops. How creative!

  293. Mirtha Regueiro says:

    I love the attention to detail. It really brings a uniqueness to the event. By far, the Watering Hole display is my favorite! It renders nostalgia and ambiance.

  294. Denise McCoy says:

    I love the bourban balls and pie pops. I so want to try those.
    I absolutely love it all.

  295. Aurore says:

    Hello! I am a French fan. I LOVE what you present every time! This is great! Thank you!!!

  296. nicole says:

    Would love to try rhe Cabernet Sauvignon!!

  297. I love the wine glasses

  298. Erica Tighe says:

    Love, love the mini Apple Pies on a stick!! Also, I just had to comment because 14 Hands Hot to Trot IS already my favorite red wine!! I tried it at a party last year & have been buying it ever since!

  299. I just love the little bow ties everywhere, how adorable!

  300. Sabrina Montes says:

    The watering hole and the cute bow ties on the wines glasses! Bourbon puddings look delicious!

  301. Tameka says:

    I love the idea of the pie pops!

  302. Thaomee says:

    I just love the incorporation of the colorful bow ties. Especially on the horses. So darn cute!

  303. Sabrina Montes says:

    The watering hole and the bowties on the wine glasses were my favorite!

  304. HayleyMoss says:

    Ooo. I def love those bow ties!! Soo cute! We live in Louisville and have been engulfed with derby celebrations! Would love to win this!

  305. Renata says:

    Love the bow ties on the glasses and the floral center piece :)

  306. Lindsay says:

    I absolutely adore the Kentucky Bourbon Pudding in the cute and petite mason jars. Totally going to steal that idea for some parties this summer! ;)

  307. Rachelle Washington says:

    Love the who ever took the photos of this awesome looking party! You can enjoy the looking at every detail! Good work..

  308. Kim says:

    I think the photo props are the a nice touch and would love to try the Riesling Wine. Consider me entered for the camera!
    Kim

  309. Erin says:

    I LOVE the trophy vase! Gorgeous!

  310. I’d love to try the Moscato!

  311. Andrea Tighe says:

    Love the pie pops and the moss covered frame!!

  312. Lorena says:

    I love everything. Its so well organize. i really love the the bows on the wine glass its so cute.

  313. Michelle Moore says:

    I love “The Photo Finsh” props. every event I do always has some sort of photo booth type area with fun things to take pictures with.

  314. How do I choose just one thing I love?? The bow ties on the wine glasses are a detail that puts the final touches on such an amazing theme. Of course, the 14 Hands Riesling seems likes a wonderfully refreshing choice for such an event, and would sure to be in my glass for the entire party accented with those adorable bows! Thank you for all the wonderful blog posts, I can’t get enough of your creativity.

  315. Shemetria says:

    This is such a cute idea for Father’s Day!!! Love it!!!

  316. Pamela says:

    Love the photobooth theme! Photobooths are becoming a fast favorite of mine!

  317. Lulu says:

    I love the theme, the colours, the details, everything!!!

  318. Nicole says:

    Absolutely love the posh water bottle at the”starting gate” and the props for the “photo finish”! Clever and the colors bro g such a splash of summer!
    ~ can’t wait to host my own KD party!!!

  319. Cherish Bickel says:

    I definately would love to try the Pinot Gris! The straws are my favorite detail! Small touch but huge impact!

  320. cecilia H says:

    I love the photo booth props and the pie pops, so cute!

  321. Amber says:

    This is all so fun! What a great job! So much creativity with everything!! My favorite thing would have to be the pie pops!!! I am going to try it!

  322. daniela orti says:

    I love the photo booth props and the bows on the wine glass :)

  323. Gloria Estrada says:

    Love, love the “PIE POPS” they are phenomenal!!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity :)

  324. amira0212 says:

    I love the pie pops, the mossy frames and the photo props :) !!!!

  325. Candace DESSEL says:

    I love the bow ties on the wine glasses!!!

  326. Kim snyder says:

    Would love to try the moscato wine.

  327. Candi Siepker says:

    I love the bourbon peach pie pops and the bow ties on the wine glasses.

  328. Amy says:

    Love the mossy frames! I also would love to try the Cabernet from 14 Hands!

  329. Audrey says:

    I’m a stickler for table numbers, signs, place cards, etc…so my favorites are all of the table signs communicating what things are.

  330. Sarah says:

    Those borboun puddings were so cute. Especially love the mini mason jars that they were served in. I’m always looking for unique mini desserts, and this one fits the bill!

  331. Paulette Hatfield says:

    I love the Bourbon Peach Pie Pops! So cute and looks tasty!

  332. Evangelene says:

    I love the flowers in the Winner’s Cup, but curious about the Bourbon Pudding (yum)!

  333. Tara says:

    Love this theme especially the “Race & Raise a Glass.” Would also love to try the peach bourbon pie pops!

  334. d evans says:

    Love the photo props – just the right pop of color :)

  335. Emma Benezette says:

    It’s hard to choose a favorite detail bc everything is adorable! I do love the wine glasses with colored bow ties, what a cute added touch and glass recognition. The Photo Finish is adorable too, love the DIY props!

  336. Catherine Brown says:

    It’s a toss up for me, between the beautiful flowers in the winners trophy cup and the fun photo finish! ……. Going to go with the photo finish as my favorite! What a fun party!!!

  337. kimberly dotson says:

    i really like the preppy theme, the diamond shapes with the pop of colored horses are so modern. i would love to sip on a chilled glass of riesling wine from 14 hands as i welcome my guest to my own durby party.

  338. Dawn says:

    love the detail of the cute little bows on the wine glasses, adding pops of color as well!

  339. Jamie Thompson says:

    I would love to try the Hot to Trot White Blend wine in one hand and have the centerpiece Trophy in the other! Beautiful layout.

  340. My favorite detail to this party theme is the little bow ties on everything!!!

  341. kristen says:

    i like the watering hole, especially the bows on the glasses!

  342. Norma Salley says:

    Love the bow ties and the glass containers the puddings are served in. The overall theme is awesome !

  343. Lindsay Hahn says:

    You’re attention to detail is AMAZING but my favorite would have to be the Kentucky Bourbon puddings. I love the idea of desserts in a mason jar!

  344. Ana Paula says:

    It’s so beautiful!

  345. Cesia Kite says:

    My favorite detail are the colors and party flags. Everything is perfect!

  346. Jennifer says:

    I love the traditional foods!

  347. Ana Paula says:

    I loved the photo booth props!

  348. The 14 Hands Pinot Gris sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  349. Tara Berger says:

    I absolutely adore the little bow tie detail on the wine glasses in the Preppy Paddock Party and will surely be using this as a styling technique in the future inspired by this party. AND I’d most like to try it on a glass of 14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend which looks so refreshing for the upcoming summer months!!

  350. Those pie pops look so good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  351. April says:

    I love the bow ties on everything especially on the horses. I want to try the hot to trot wine

  352. Paula says:

    I love the Printables and think I could use some of the ideas for my son’s graduation party especially the “Down the Stretch” party Banner

  353. Marsha McClendon says:

    the flower arrangements are awesome and those mini hot browns look tasty.

  354. Liz Larson says:

    It’s a tie, between winners cup and watering hole.

  355. Julia Mooney says:

    I love the cute edibles! They all look so preppy, cute and delicious. Now I should go get some lunch… Sadly my lunch won’t be wearing bow ties.

  356. Marina Reyes says:

    I like the whole collection! the party is so amazing. The flower arrangements, the little paddock, the bows…

  357. Cathi Thorpe says:

    I think the phot booth props are adorable. And I’m sure I’d really like the Reserve Merlot!

  358. Drinda Cheuvront says:

    Love everything!! Love the stuff for the photo booth. Adults and kids can enjoy it. Wine list looks great too but I would try the Riesling. I pray I win. Need a new camera.

  359. Christy Jarvis says:

    the photo booth props were adorable…bright and cheery!!! I loved the bourbon them…my favorite would be the boubon pudding and pie pops!

  360. Gail says:

    The food is for sure my favorite. The food the fascinates me the most is the Homemade Bourbon Peach Pie Pops! So different and unique!!!

  361. JP says:

    Beautiful! The Kentucky Bourbon Puddings.

  362. Love the spray painted horses.:)

  363. Cindty H says:

    Oh my! The party theme is fab. Love the colour scheme; it complements the food. It is the food that grabs my attention. It looks amazing! The cornbread crostini, ham stuffed biscuits and mini hot browns! The sweets look equally good. Thanks so much for posting the recipe links! I can’t hardly wait to try them out. How can I choose a favorite?

  364. What a fun party!!!! I know it is a very small part of the decor, but the little bow ties on the wine glasses are so adorable!!! All of the food looks so yummy, but those mini hot browns would sure taste good right now. :o)

  365. Crystal Prendiz says:

    Absolutely love the photo booth idea and props.

  366. Nicole says:

    I love the bow ties on the wine glasses! Such a unique way to know which glass is yours!

  367. Melinda Bertrand says:

    Loving the bowties on the wine glasses and on the vases.

  368. Kelly Zusan says:

    I love the glasses on a stick.
    The food made me very hungry and I am game for trying pretty much any kind of wine.

  369. Joyce Ostermiller says:

    I like the big eye glasses and bow ties.

  370. Tieshia says:

    It all look fab

  371. Susan says:

    Those mini hot browns and bourbon pudding look yummy. I’m going to look up those recipes. Also love the mossy frames!

  372. Christina Z says:

    I love the whole theme and the Hot Browns look so good and would love to try the Hot to Trot White Blend

  373. Emily says:

    Omg….the eyeglass photo prop booths are the cutest!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  374. Asami Tezeno says:

    I think my favorite detail of the Preppy Paddock theme would be the Kentucky Bourbon Peach Pie Pops!! How clever is that? Cake pops are one thing, but to keep it a Southern tradition, I am in love with this idea. Thanks!!

  375. Clair Griffiths says:

    I love the colours used for the party.

  376. erin says:

    Where to start … i LOVE it all! the theme, the menu, the colors, the words! I especially love ‘The Watering Hole’ wine buckets with the iron faucet. It’s those little details that get me excited!!! I’ll have to check out the 14Hands Wine! ‘Hot to Trot’ ~ Fun!

  377. BriGeeski says:

    My favorite details are the little bows on the wine glass stems. I also love the little stripped straws with the Kentucky horses in the drinks. I want to try that pudding too!

  378. I love the pie pops! Adorable!!

  379. Suzanne Dziendziel says:

    I like all the different ways to use picture frames and the little blue horses and all the delicious looking goodies!

  380. Kandice Bartscher says:

    In love with all of the bows! Especially on the wine glasses!

  381. Julia says:

    The first part of the Preppy Paddock scene I am in love with is the Bourbon balls. I will be making these, stat. Second, The bourbon peach pie pops. Last but not least, the Riesling:

    Bright flavors of white peach and mandarin orange are followed by a juicy, sweet-tart finish.

    Thanks for making me want to bake after a week-long baking marathon in my house!!!

  382. Jennifer says:

    I love the photobooth props and I’d like to try the Merlot.

  383. Emily says:

    I absolutely love it all and look forward to the tutorial on the little bow ties! They were my fave (the ones on the wine glasses) and the bunting. By the way, the photographs taken are absolutely stunning!

  384. holly morrison says:

    Love the mini pies on a stick with the bow ties!

  385. Anna says:

    So many cute details! I love the bow ties on the wine glasses and the striped straws with flag penants!

  386. I’d like to try the Pinot Gris

  387. Kelsey Hilts says:

    I love the Bourbon Peach Pie Pops. Yum!

  388. genevieve teoh says:

    I love all your themes. They make it seem so easy to make such beautiful parties! For my BFFs baby shower I actually planned a bowtie party and your idea on d fabric bowtie is definitely on my list. Keep it up!! I am looking forward to more!

  389. Kortni says:

    Love the watering hole and all the little bow ties. Super cute!

  390. Ruby Byers says:

    Love the photo finish props!

  391. Alicia says:

    I love all the signs! Especially, the watering hole! Great display! Looks like a fun party! Wish I was invited lol

  392. ALEJANDRA FRISBY says:

    I loved the bows everywhere!

  393. Andréa Garcia Muir says:

    The bowties on the wine glasses are adorable. I will use a selection of fabric scraps in coordinating colors to match the rest of the party decor, with every bow a different pattern so they can act as wine charms. Then I will photograph them with my new Canon Rebel DSLR! (haha).

  394. Victoria says:

    Loving the grass frame and mini bow ties! Both could be used for other parties & themes! So fun!! Thanks for the printables:)

  395. Jenni L. says:

    I already adore 14 hands wine but the wine glass bow-ties are a must to dress it up for a Derby party!

  396. Steffi says:

    Love the bows. <3

  397. Glenda Dwyer says:

    Love the theme party favorites

  398. Karen says:

    My favorite detail is the watering hole with straw flags and Tame your thirst water bottles. So creative!

  399. Mary S. says:

    I love the bow ties on the wine glasses! Would try the 14 Hands 2011 Riesling!

  400. Jennifer Eanes says:

    The Bourbon Puddings look yum!

  401. Jessica Yarrow says:

    I love all the little bowties and the little pies look yummy!!!

  402. Sarah Embleton says:

    What a beautiful party theme, I love the colors and photo props but my face is the grassy frame! I would also love the camera;) pick me , pick me!

  403. Michele Fite says:

    The Peach Bourbon Pie Pops sound and look delicious, love the glasses & bowties and would love to try the Riesling Wine!

  404. Jolie Richerzhagen says:

    I would have to say the grass covered frames are also my favorite but also like the peach pop pie idea. And, for the wine I would be willing to try any of it:) Your site is always filled with such great ideas!!

  405. Jessica Isaacs says:

    I don’t know how you can pick one favorite thing from this party. I love the little bow ties on the wine glasses though!

  406. Virginia says:

    I love the mini hot browns! I wish I had seen these 3 years ago when I did a Derby lunch for Staff Appreciation lunch at my kids elementary school.

  407. Frances Ortega says:

    I love the bows everywhere and the tiny horse paddock. Well done.

  408. Marcia Laube says:

    I LOVE the moss frames and pies on a stick. I want them both!

  409. Chelsea McGuire says:

    Where is the Fabric Bow Tie Tutorial? You said it would be posted in DIY Friday but I don’t see it….. I’m having a derby themed party on Wednesday so I need them.

  410. Tammy K says:

    Love the little bowties! They unify the the theme:)

  411. Kinsey says:

    I’d like to try the Moscato wine, perfect for summer!

  412. Lisa Halpin says:

    I can’t wait to try the peach bourbon pie pops at my Derby party! I also LOVED the little bow ties on the wine glasses.

  413. Laura Harris says:

    The pie pops and hot browns look delicious!

  414. Lynn Pagans says:

    I love the entire party- so much that it makes me want to have one! The fine details, the grass, the bows,the bites, the pudding!!…all so perfect. And I would love to try one of the 14 Hands Reserves. I’m really glad I found your blog and facebook page.

  415. Jenna says:

    I am doing a Derby Party for my 1 year old’s birthday next weekend. I love the Preppy Paddock theme! I am going to use a lot of these ideas (totally redoing decor today!)! The 14 Hands Wine looks great, going to see if I can find.

  416. Myrna Sterling says:

    Love the mossy frames and the pie pops. :)

  417. Laurie Tanner says:

    Everything about this is so cute and colorful. The food all looks delicious, especially the bourbon puddings! But my favorite are all of the graphics. So colorful and fresh and original and they really tie the whole theme together.

  418. Christina Wachob says:

    The theme is amazing, I just LOVE it! The photo props are super cute and I just can’t get over the trophy vase! I would love to try the Hot To trot White Blend from 14 Hands sound just awesome! =) The whole thing is just so perfect, I can’t get over it. <3

  419. Christina Wachob says:

    This whole thins is just so amazing and cute. My favorite part is the graphics , they’re so fresh and colorful. I would love to try the Moscato wine, sounds perfect. :)

  420. Jennifer says:

    I like the moss frames :)

  421. Scarlett says:

    Those ham biscuits look delicious and I love the sound of mustard butter.

  422. this party theme is GREAT! We are surprising my dad with a Party for his 60th birthday and I am going to use this as the theme :) The banner, flags, photo booth sign and place flags are going to be PERFECT!
    As for which 14 hands I would like try, I am already a huge fan of the Merlot, but the hot to trot red sounds AMAZING!

  423. Dottie says:

    I love 14 Hands Red, but I have never tried the Chardonnay. Definetly on my list!

  424. Darlene says:

    I would love to make a Dark Chocolate Cupcake with a Merlot glaze using the 14 Hands Reserve Merlot. Yumm!

  425. Sarah Emmot Embleton says:

    I love the moss/grassy frame. What a great party plan:)

  426. grace j. says:

    I think everything looks adorable….. but I love the horses with the bow ties, the glasses with the bow ties and the food looks amazing. I’m hoping to plan a party soon.

  427. Katie says:

    Love the color scheme, moss covered frames, mini bow ties on the glasses and the photo finish photo booth! I am a huge fan of 14 hands – the Hot to Trot Red Blend is my favorite!

  428. Mindy rendon says:

    I love the mini bow ties on the wine glasses! I can’t wait to try them for my derby party this weekend!!

  429. Amanda says:

    I would love to try the 2011 Riesling! yum!

  430. Cheryl riley says:

    Love the pie pops, they are perfect.

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      Hi Ashley – I bought these at a local flower supply company called Wholesale Flowers. I don’t see them on their website, but I’d suggest searching online for “trophy vases” or trumpet vases instead of just trophies. The ones that I used are actually considered vases, so it’s possible that searching for a different type of product will get you what you need. :) Hope that helps!