Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pretty Perfect

Hi have two absolutely pretty and proper parties to share with you this week.

Featured Submission- Derby Days!

Are you going to a Kentucky Derby event this year?  It seems as if more and more people are.  It's a great reason to have a beautiful party.  I absolutely love this party submitted by Deanna of Mirabella Creations.  Best of all the Deanna has made the printable available to you free of charge on her blog by clicking here. Here are the details of this adorable party in Deanna's words:

Kentucky has been “home” my entire life – born and raised (as we’d say here).    And, there is no bigger day in Kentucky than Derby Day.  All eyes are on our beautiful state and every Kentuckian’s head is held just a little bit higher that day.   Early in life, Kentuckians realize that Derby day also means fabulous Derby parties.  Whether it is a small family gathering, an intimate catered event, or a huge blow-out, everyone attends some type of Derby party on Derby day.
Even as a child, my favorite Derby moment was crowning the Derby winner with the traditional rose garland.  Thus, the red rose was my starting point for this Derby dessert table.  The printables incorporated the red rose, along with a silhouette of the state of Kentucky and a horseshoe.  I chose a modern color palette of red, pale blue, and chocolate brown.  I designed party circles, cake bunting, blank and fill-in invitations, place cards and candy bar wrappers.  

The rose theme was also repeated in the table d├ęcor.  I made a crepe paper rose garland, which hung above the dessert table.  Fresh red roses were placed in a mint julep cup.  The rose was also visible in the desserts -- the Strawberry Rose Meringue and a decoration on the Jockey Silk Sugar Cookies.

For the desserts, I first purchased the White Cake from a local bakery, then adorned it with a pale blue ribbon and a Derby cake bunting.  I made one of my favorite Kentucky desserts – Bourbon Balls.  Every year at Christmas, my mom, like most Kentuckians, would make bourbon balls and I couldn’t wait to eat them.  These traditional bourbon balls are updated by being made into a pop.  Another traditional Kentucky dessert is the Derby Pie – a gooey brown sugar, pecan, and dark chocolate treat.  I made Derby Pie Inspired Cupcakes: a butter cake with mini chocolate chips and pecans in the batter, topped with brown sugar buttercream, mini chocolate chips and pecan pieces.  Jockey Silk Sugar Cookies were topped with a small red rose (I made the roses using a fruit roll-up).  Strawberry Rose Meringues also carried out the Derby rose theme.  

Take a minute to check out Deanna's shop.  She has some beautiful items!
Vendors -
Printables, Styling, Photography:  Mirabelle Creations,  www.mirabellecreations.blogspot.com
Jockey Silk Sugar Cookie Cutter: Copper Gifts, www.coppergifts.com

I just love this little tea party. It feminine and fresh.  Also, there's tons of detail without it appearing overly done. Hop on over to HWTM and check out the party in full detail.
Isn't this the sweetest cake?. 
Don't forget to download your Derby printables.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Jenny! I appreciate you featuring my party on your so lovely site!