Friday, June 4, 2010

Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower (Pink Saturday 6/5/10)

Happy Pink Saturday everyone! First off, I wanted to let everyone know this is my 100th post! I can't believe I have had 100 things to talk about!!

So on Friday we had a bridal shower for one of my good friends at work. She is from Kentucky, and is getting married in Kentucky, so we decided to have a Kentucky Derby themed shower for her. I was in charge of the decorations, and I also made a very special drink.

I don't know if I would necessarily say this was a complete Kentucky Derby themed party. Since the Derby is over, it was hard to find decorations in that theme, but I just ended up making up my own version of the Kentucky Derby.

Above you will find the table centerpieces. I actually mocked them up the night before to see how they would look. My friend LOVES peonies, and she is actually having white peonies for her wedding. I found some cute pink ones and used them for the centerpiece. I used silver continers because I thought they kind of reminded me of silver mint julip cups.

I also made some fun hats for the ladies to wear. These are just a few, but the large one will be for the bride-to-be.

I also made a fun mock-mint julip. I know it's not a traditional mint julip, but like I said, I wanted to put a twist on it. Everyone loved this drink. I actually doubled the recipe, and it was gone very quickly (and we only had about 15 people)!

Mock-Mint Julip
For 24 servings:
-- 3 cups of water
-- 3 cups of white sugar
-- 3/4 cups chopped fresh mint leaves
-- 24 cups crushed ice
-- 12 cups prepared lemonade (I used pink)
-- Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and chopped mint leaves. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook unti sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and set aside. After about an hour, strain out mint leaves and mix with prepared lemonade. Pour into cup with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig. Enjoy!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and be sure to check out Beverly's blog for more Pink Saturday.


  1. Hello and a very happy Pink Saturday to you!!

    It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

  2. How cute! Love the pink mint julep :)

    I had to stop scrolling down when I saw there was a SATC spoiler. I haven't seen it yet!

  3. What a perfectly wonderful looking party! How grand!

    Happy PS!

    Do These shoes match this purse?

  4. I'm sure you had a great time at the shower. You certainly put a lot of effort into it! The theme is fun too.

  5. love those drinks...yum!! great job :)