#220: Run for the Roses

Brad is from Louisville and was missing his hometown a lot last weekend, because he’s never missed a Derby in Louisville.  We had to do something so:

We hosted a Kentucky Derby Party!

First step: Roses, duh!

Step #2: Local delicacies…only got a “before” picture on this.  Just use your imagination to insert pimento and benedictine sandwiches, mini hotbrowns and bourbon balls.  I had so many bourbon balls in the days after the party that I was permadrunk.

Step #3: Two words- MINT JULEPS.  We had a mint julep bar that included HOMEMADE mint simple syrup.

Here’s the extra mint for garnish:

Step #4: Have a Betting Parlour.

Step #5: Have a best-dressed contest.

The remaining steps – in no particular order- involve a beer run, breaking out the bourbon brought as a hostess gift, line-dancing and crashing a new neighbor’s Derby Party.

Fun factor: 10


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