The Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 1st. It's considered the most exciting two minutes in sports. (Ha!) The race of the roses has a special place in my heart since my in-laws are regular attendees, horse breeders, and Kentucky dwellers. In fact, I was lucky enough to hobnob in Millionaire's Row with the fam a few years ago... (You know pre-kids... Man, do I look like a fresh-faced baby!) You can still get in on the exciting action from home. Turn on the TV, place your bets, and enjoy these five fun ideas for celebrating in style.
Buy a Fancy New Hat or Headband
Want to look like you belong in Millionaire's Row? Try rocking a fancy-schmancy fascinator with your next ensemble. It's a fashion-forward risk worth taking, and a serious style statement. And if it's good enough for Kate Middleton... These headband options are any way to add some serious flair to any little black dress. (Keep the outfit and accessories simple, and let the fascinator do all the talking.)
Sip a Mint Julep
A little bourbon (or a lot!), some sugar or simple syrup, mint springs, and tons of (crushed) ice, and you've got yourself the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Strong, flavorful, fresh, and festive as can be! Click here for our easy-to-follow recipe.
If this isn'' your cup of tea...try one of our festive bourbon drinks
Cookbook for Moms Who Ski and Ride
Winter is here and it's time for outdoor adventures. Skiing, hiking and sledding can make a family hungry. This winter, there's an awesome solution for moms a new cookbook for moms who ski and ride. The Ski Moms Cookbook is a digital cookbook with 35 recipes that are easy to ...read more
How to Make an Easy Paper Plate Snowman
If you live on the East Coast, it's likely you've seen some snow already, same for our friends out in the Rockies. There's something magical about a snow day and the playing outside in a winter wonderland. This craft is inspired by the simply joy of making a snowman. Whether you ...read more
Skip the Crowds and Take Your Family Skiing in Waterville Valley
After a sizable snow storm over Martin Luther King weekend, there were plenty of lift lines and skiers heading to Vermont. Amazingly, most of them drove right past an awesome resort. I'm encouraging families to skip the crowds on the next winter holiday and take a family ski trip ...read more
Download Free Printables
Throwing a little gathering with some horse enthusiasts? (Or just people who like an excuse to eat and drink?!) These fun free printables from Hostess With the Mostess will turn a get-together a party! (Image c/o HWTM.)
Create a Fun DIY Craft for Your Friends
It's the run of the roes! Create these beautiful crepe roses to celebrate or have supplies ready for guests to make their own fancy-hat straw toppers! How fun is this idea from Pizzazzerie. (Photo c/o Pizzazzerie too!)
Get Your Dollar Bills Ready
You don't have to be at Churchill Downs to get in on the action. Place your bets and host a big betting game. BYO-Dollar bills! Head here to get Etsy printables for betting.
WANT MORE ENTERTAINING IDEAS FROM MOMTRENDS?
- Bagels and Bloody Marys Brunch
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- Easy and pretty wine and cheese tabletop setup
Looking for more entertaining ideas? Check out the Celebrate everyday entertaining board on Pinterest!
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