Run For The Roses {Kentucky Derby Dinner Celebration}

Our Saturday went Coronation by morning and Derby by evening. It was quite a festive day! After rave reviews from my boys last year, I once again created a Kentucky Derby Dinner at home.

I could only find spray roses in my last minute hunt, but they were the only decor item I needed to get! 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.

Mint Juleps were the cocktail of the evening! The derby stir sticks were from Acrylic Sticks a couple of years ago.

I created the Kentucky Hot Brown casserole based on the recipe we got when we stayed at the Brown Hotel. It is SO good!x

Derby Pie was the perfect sweet treat to cap off the night.

You can find all of the recipes here:

It sure was a FUN night!

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2 thoughts on “Run For The Roses {Kentucky Derby Dinner Celebration}

  1. I just love your KY Derby themed table! Please share where you found your platter. We went to KY last year right after the Derby and our itinerary was very similar to yours. It was one of the best trips we have taken since COVID. We toured Churchill Downs/races, the Louisville Slugger Museum, Mammoth Cave, Noah’s Ark and did the bourbon trail as well. I looked for this year’s special KY Derby Woodford Reserve bottle at our local ABC store, but they didn’t have it in stock so I will try to buy it online.

    1. Sounds like a wonderful trip! We hope to do the bourbon trail once the boys leave the nest. :-) The platter was found in the Keeneland gift shop!

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