This lovely KENTUCKY DERBY THEMED BUNKO DINNER PARTY was submitted by Ashley Smith of Ashley’s Creative Catering.
Wow, what a gorgeous dinner party! I absolutely adore the mint julep bar; it’s so perfectly elegant! I also love the darling dress mold made from flowers! This party is so lovely and is full of really cute ideas that would work so well for a not only a dinner party, but an adult birthday as well.
My favorite Kentucky Derby Bunko party ideas and elements from this spectacular dinner party event are:
- The darling vintage Kentucky Derby bunko cards and invitations
- The gorgeous mint julep bar
- The cute stamp punched serving utensils
- The darling chalkboard mint julep sign
- The cute floral dress arrangement
- The cute “bunko princesses” horse decoration
- and MORE!
Catering and Event Design: Ashley’s Creative Catering
Lighting: Metropolitan Disk Jockey
Invitations, Stationary, Hand-Written Chalk Art: Salt + Paperie
Vintage Rentals: Vintage on Macon
Florals: Sacred Stone
Cookie Bouquets: Hamley Bake Shoppe
Kentucky Derby Dinner Party Details:
This is what Ashley said about planning/designing the party- “What a fun group of ladies! Each month they get together to play a few games of bunco, and they sure know how to party in style. Their monthly bunco date just so happened to fall right around the time of the Kentucky Derby, so we decided that would be the perfect theme. Besides, what good little Southern girl doesn’t want an excuse to get dressed up and wear a big ‘ole hat!
The weather was absolutely perfect on the afternoon of the event, so we took the party to the front yard. Guests arrived to find vintage farm tables adorned with mismatched china and “Rose,” the most perfect Derby dress and hat made from various shades of pink flowers.
Upon arrival, the guests were greeted with Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres with a Derby flair and were escorted to the vintage buffet server that housed all the makings of a classic Mint Julep. After much mingling and laughter, they ladies were invited to find their seat at the dinner table, which was appropriately marked with a chalk painted horse that has been hand inscribed with each of their names.
With the sun sinking low, our bistro style lighting began to illuminate the table as a family style dinner was served to the guests. They enjoyed a menu that started with a classic Waldorf Salad. Then we brought out the main course that consisted of Maple-Bourbon Glazed Turkey Breast, Shrimp and Grits, Bruleed Corn Pudding, and Roasted Asparagus.
During dinner, the Julep Bar was transformed into the most delightful dessert and coffee station for the guests to enjoy as they played their games of bunco. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening to celebrate in Derby style”!
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