Run for the Roses {Kentucky Derby Dinner Celebration}

After our fabulous trip to Kentucky, I was inspired to create our first Kentucky Derby Dinner at home.

I picked up the red roses at the grocery store but didn’t need to purchase one other item! I lined up grass squares to fashion a runner (from Whit’s 13th Par-tee!), arranged the roses in the julep cups I use for flowers (I have a second set we use as water glasses in the dining room), and dug out the horses I used for John’s 6th Rootin Tootin Cowboy Party.

I fashioned red napkins into a rose fold and used my white china.


I had ordered the derby stir sticks from Acrylic Sticks last year, but then never used them.

I’ll share the recipes tomorrow, but everything turned out wonderfully! Honey and I enjoyed Mint Juleps, and we dined on Kentucky Hot Browns and Derby Pie.

While the table was festive and the menu delicious, watching Anna watch the derby was the highlight of our evening! She absolutely LOVED the horses!

It sure was a FUN night and the most exciting race we’ve seen!

More Kentucky Things

Kentucky Road Trip
Lexington: Keeneland & Buffalo Trace Distillery
Lexington: Keeneland Spring Meet Race Day
Lexington > Louisville: Mary Todd Lincoln House, Louisville Slugger Factory Tour
Mammoth Cave National Park
Lexington: The Campbell House Hotel
Louisville: The Brown Hotel
Kentucky Derby At Home Dinner Celebration
Kentucky Derby Dinner Recipes

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7 thoughts on “Run for the Roses {Kentucky Derby Dinner Celebration}

      1. I noticed the posts after sending my comment. I’ll be sure to catch up! Hope your emails are fixed.

  1. I have missed your posts too. We are planning a trip to Kentucky this summer, I look forward to reading about your trip. The Derby was so exciting this year!!

  2. Where is that small bottle with the pour spout at your bar area from? It looks like something I need to have, ha!

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