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Today we’re finally sharing the delicious & fun Bourbon Peach Pie Pops Recipe from our ”Preppy Paddock” Kentucky Derby Party! These pie pops are perfect bite-sized treats, and most importantly… super easy! These will surely impress your party guests with their Southern flavor and stylish little bow ties. ;)

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Winner update: 4/29/13: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #229 BLOVELY EVENTS! Congrats! ***** The 139th Annual 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 […]

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We 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 Printables for YOU! I’ll be posting the full party recap (+ a fantastic giveaway!) later today, but in the meantime you can see a little sneak peek of it right […]

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Party SHOP Member Kelly Lyden of WH Hostess designed this Preppy & Playful “Dapper Derby” First Birthday Party! She did such a phenomenal job of running with this theme: trophy cup vases, jockey crayons, custom pony lattice pattern pillows, prize ribbon cookies and more derby inspired decorations! P.S. I love Kelly’s tips for repurposing items you may already have […]

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This time last year, I was getting ready to board a flight to New York for a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Wow… it’s hard to believe that was already a year ago! Since then I have a brand new sweet daughter that’s currently sitting next […]

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Talk about “high style”! Is this bright yellow and champagne Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser fantastic or what? I am seriously in LOVE with the mason jar “chandelier” over the buffet.  And speaking of mason jars, they also look super cute embellished with festive drink tags, twine, and yellow stripey straws for the Mint Juleps served […]

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In continuation of today’s earlier post, here are links to download all of the FREE Kentucky Derby Party Printables from the brand new Taste of Derby party theme! You’ll find previews of everything below, followed by links to download the high resolution PDFs. Visit the Taste of Derby party album for ideas on how to utilize […]

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One of these years I’m determined to make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby! It’s quite the trek from San Diego to Louisville though, so in the meantime I will happily continue celebrating the Derby at home with friends & family. :) And along those lines, I’m excited to bring you the brand […]

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Hello to everyone from {a very sunny} NYC! I just finished up my first appearance on the Today Show (something that’s honestly been a dream for years – hooray!!)… and wanted to share a couple free downloads from the segment. The theme was Kentucky Derby Party ideas, and since the show was running a little […]

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While the Mint Julep is definitely the obvious drink of choice when it comes to Kentucky Derby parties, revelers who aren’t fans of bourbon can sip on vodka-based “Infield Punch” instead. This simple cocktail recipe from Budget Living’s Party Central is basically just fruit punch & vodka garnished with lemon, but it’s so much more […]

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Looking for a reason to party this weekend, but “Hats ‘n’ Heels” isn’t really your thing? Not to worry! One of the best things about the Kentucky Derby is the wide variety of personalities – and methods of celebration – that it attracts. We’re talking both ends of the spectrum here… from the “lifestyles of […]

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Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been aptly dubbed as the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. So… it goes without saying that roses are a great […]

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Mint Juleps are a “must serve” at any Kentucky Derby party, right? Well, now there’s another fun way to serve this traditional Derby favorite: sweeten up the party with tasty Mint Julep Cupcakes – cleverly garnished with short straws and fresh mint leaves, of course! We made these cupcakes for a local news segment today… […]

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The Kentucky Derby is coming up soon – Saturday, May 2nd – and even if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs yourself, this is SUCH a fun excuse to get together and throw a party at home! You can go all out with a specific theme like Hats n’ Heels, Racing/Silks, Infield, etc – […]

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007 is a very big day for celebrations this year…in addition to the various fiestas that will be going on across the country tomorrow, many of you will also have your eye on the prize – or should we say “roses” – as the 133rd annual Kentucky Derby takes place in Louisville, […]

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