Category Archives: Plaid Derby

RUN FOR THE ROSES: Kentucky Derby Party

Here are a few more shots of our Kentucky Derby party from a week or so ago.  The inspiration came from these amazing invitations and menu cards from Danielle Fiega at Pink Poppy Ink.  The plaid on the whole collection was what I drew from to create the table. 

I used a Scottish Plaid blanket as a table topper.  The placecards were handmade paper ribbon rosettes with guests names printed on them. 

Ceramic horse heads and rose balls served as centerpieces.

Navy and Burlap Tablecloths and Mahogany Chivari chairs from A Classic Party

Lucky No. 7 table number created by Pink Poppy Ink.  Basket weave leather flatware
and charger plates as well as vintage binoculars are some other details to help create the look.

For the chair ties, I made oversized award ribbons for each chair. I used Kraft paper and plaid fabric in a coordinating pattern. 

I found these mini Maker’s Mark bottles (a staple of the Kentucky Derby) and chocolate Bourbon cookies and displayed them on a copper tray.  Here is the invitation from Pink Poppy Ink.  They were packaged in a brown Kraft box mailer.

Mini mint Julieps  in siver juliep glasses and horseman biscuits.