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
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