The fastest two minutes in sports is happening this Saturday! Since the Kentucky Derby itself is so short, you'll want to extend the celebration as long as possible and we've got the decorative inspiration for the occasion.
This is the starting line of our DIY Derby ideas. Melissa at Polka Dot Chair
lines out a tutorial for creating winner's ribbons out of craft paper. These crafty and colorful designs are customizable based on what you've got handy. I love the toy horse attached to the middle - I'd call it a "Smart" touch.
While we're on the subject of ribbons, here's an adorable idea for chair sashes - strips of burlap tied around the top of wooden chairs and fastened with fringy pink winners ribbons. The Hostess with the Mostess
photo gallery will never let you down when it comes to inspired party decorations.
Hats off - er, on - to MJ Paperie
for this sunny derby dessert table. That floppy had topper on the cupcake stand
is a fashionable finishing touch. The only thing that would make it sweeter is if it, too, were edible.
Last but not least, no southern fashionista would bee caught dead at the derby without a large hat! Painting Lilies
gives us a tutorial for creating a your own derby hat that will make a royal wedding attendee jealous.
As always, we have a fabulous lineup of complimentary dishes for you to view in this week's recipe blog post for delicious derby day delights.
Party on, Smarties!