Run For The Roses {Kentucky Derby Dinner Celebration}

It was a gorgeous Saturday here in the South. I took Whit to his K-9 volunteer job in the morning, laid by the pool in the afternoon and then we celebrated Derby Day with our favorite, festive dinner!

I used one of the Grass table runners from my collection, 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 used my red rose Nora Fleming mini today. It’s also perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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!

More Kentucky Things

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

  1. Amanda,
    I always love your Kentucky Derby tablescape and decor! This year’s Kentucky Derby didn’t disappoint as it was a real nail-biter. We went to KY the same year as you and did almost the same itinerary. We added The Arc Encounter to our trip and were blown away by the sheer size! My husband and I both agree this trip was one of favorites because we did and saw such a wide variety of attractions from bourbon distilleries to national parks to world-class horse racing. Every year, I say I am going to do a Kentucky Derby tablescape and dinner so maybe next I finally will!

  2. Is this your house? I didn’t realize you’d added that gorgeous wallpaper in the dining room. Is there a blog post on this? So beautiful!

    1. Yes and yes! Search kitchen update. I haven’t done a detailed post yet – busy season here.

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