I hope that your Derby Day was fantastic! My family loves to celebrate the Derby—with beautiful hats, good food, silly wagers and laid-back fun. In fact, we are such fans of the days festivities that our family dog is named KY Derby (she goes by Derby, for short).
We managed to snap a couple of photos to commemorate the fun this year, including one with my son and I posing with the Derby stick pony he made. I was excited for an excuse to wear my new Lilly for Target dress. (Really—I’m obsessed with these Lilly prints!) My oversized Lands End tote was full of wine and bourbon as we headed out the door to our party.
Before the race, we enjoyed sipping mint juleps and we followed the face festivities with a homey, “Kentucky dinner” of ham, fruit salad with honey yogurt sauce, hashbrown casserole, asparagus, and corn pudding. We topped it all off with a delicious Eton Mess parfait for dessert. Yum!
It was fun to kick-back and enjoy our family’s company and our delicious feast. While its fun to be at the excitement of the track, in my book, you can’t beat the peaceful atmosphere of a party at home.
How did you spend your Derby?