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