April 10, 2012

Derby Party for Little Ladies

If your little lady has always admired the pretty sundresses, fun hats and the pageantry of the Kentucky Derby, allow her to host her own Derby Party this season.


Decorate a cake with sugar roses and a pretty horse cake topper and serve mint lemonade in lieu of juleps -- Cake via Margaret Pearl, Mint Lemonade via Martha Stewart

Ask guests to wear their prettiest dress and set up a hat decorating station -- Dress via Lilly Pulitzer, Hat via Maryland Pink and Green

Chocolate horses make great party favors -- Amy Atlas

Decorate chairs with prize ribbons that show the initial of each  guest -- Hostess with the Mostess

Choose a derby themed invitation, like this style from Inviting Company -- FineStationery.com

Set up your own "run for the roses" in the backyard with play horses and a bouquet of roses for the winner. Don't forget to honor the other participants with a single rose -- Hostess with the Mostess