Showing posts with label Gold Cup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gold Cup. Show all posts

Sunday, May 4

A Birthday Party - Derby Style!

Yesterday I went to the 40th birthday party of one of my best friends Kitty Nix and it was so awesome I thought I'd share some of the details. Every year on Derby Day we have something called Gold Cup, which is a beautiful horse race about an hour from DC. Each year thousands of people trek out to The Plains, VA to watch the races and party. And just like for the Kentucky Derby, hats are a must!

Since the day started early, Kitty had breakfast waiting for everyone when they arrived. First up was a bloody mary bar and some mimosas. How cute are these tiny mason jars with the colorful straws? Guests could write their names on them so they didn't get mixed up. So cute!


The plain white tent was brightened up by lots of pink and green elements including paper lanterns and polka dot table cloths. The flowers included white hydrangeas and pink roses and there were lots of different drinks to be had including lemonade and ice tea. Very southern!!! After a week of heavy rain in the area, the sun was out and the breeze was blowing. It was picture perfect.


The tent - number 132 - was right up against the rail, which meant we had a fantastic view of the horses as they came by, which for the most part was not as fast as you would have thought. In the words of the announcer some of the races were a little less than exciting.  Apparently the horses were enjoying the sunny day too and didn't really worry about who won.  My kind of horses!


Here is the birthday girl standing in the tent before guests arrived. Happy happy happy birthday dear friend! It was a great day and a fabulous way to kick off a decade. I can only hope my party lives up to yours! xoxo