May 05, 2011

Derby Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Recipes

I always get excited when the Kentucky Derby is around the corner.  The hats, the fancy suits, the southern hospitality and traditions.  It is all very exciting. My husband is in Kentucky a lot and I had the pleasure of attending my first Kentucky Derby with him {with fun hats and all} in 2004.  I was pregnant as ever with my first son, but I was determined to get on my fancy suit and hat.  While everyone else was drinking mint juleps {with Kentucky bourbon}, I was snacking on the famous Derby Pie from Kern’s Kitchen, which by the way, is out of this world.  If you are getting inspired to do some Derby entertaining, you should check them out, and try out these fun Kentucky Derby hat cookies and this mint julep recipe.

In the meantime, my team noticed this cute horse submission in our inbox from Kirsten and Di of A Little Polkadot, and with Derby fever in the air, we were inspired to post it.  You may remember seeing Kirsten’s carnival themed table that we featured here.   Kirsten and Di created this table for a little girl who loved horses.  They decided on a farm animals theme.  Kirsten baked a lot of homemade goodies herself, including hand painted chocolate horse pops, mini apple high pies, toffee apples and those incredibly cute animal cupcakes.  Kirsten employed the help of her husband to create a “farm display” on the table with a handmade post/rail fencing and faux grass.  He also made a “hydrangea tree” in the middle of the farm display with fresh hydrangeas and a paperbark covered vase. Great job, ladies.

PS – Since today is Cinco de Mayo, click here for some Cinco de Mayo ideas.

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