Mount your horse and gallop in at full speed, this Kentucky Derby Inspired 1st Birthday Party, is packed with ideas, you’re sure to need!
Styled by Angela DiVincenti of Angela Marie Events, out of Louisiana; this darling celebration is an event to remember!
So don your hats and look your best, these included details, out way the rest:
- Adorable Kentucky Derby Birthday Cake
- Gorgeous White Barn Venue
- Winner Ribbon Decorations
- White-lettered Wood Signage
- Beautiful Green Garlands + Wreaths
- Darling Derby Themed Invite + Labels
- Red Rose Cookie Pops + Arrangements
Kentucky Derby Inspired 1st Birthday Party
Kentucky Derby Inspired 1st Birthday Party Details:
Angela’s party description- “Oh a day in country! Everyone enjoyed the rolling pastures and the fresh air in Kentwood, Louisiana. The beautiful White Magnolia is a stunning new venue that was built by one of my past brides. She and her husband were married at the barn in 2016, and now rent it out to couples wanting to tie in the knot in a beautiful southern setting.
The White Magnolia was the perfect backdrop for my son’s first birthday. The theme was Kentucky Derby with a baby touch using an antique rocking horse. Everyone came in their Sunday best with hats and seersucker. The invitation had an attire’s card explaining the traditional Kentucky Derby attire, so that everyone would be dressed to the nines!
His invitation was hand painted by local artist, Laura Welch Taylor and then designed by Lauren Haddox Designs. Anna Claire Calligraphy finished his gorgeous invitation with her calligraphy on the envelopes.
The kids had a blast riding and feeding ponies, with monogrammed blankets from Lemons and Paisley. They later “ran the race” with handmade stick horses from My Lue on Etsy. The winners received a trophy of red roses, which were sugar cookies from Silly Gilly Desserts.
The weather was a little overcast, but after lunch, everyone was able to go outside on the lawn and enjoy games while enjoying their southern sip. After voting was all in, we awarded a couple best dressed with custom ribbons and a rose bouquet!
Guests enjoyed a traditional derby lunch catered by City Pork, serving a couchon de lait, ground grits, deviled eggs, crackin, Derby pies, and bourbon balls. Deckert’s cake was a beautiful 3 tier seersucker cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries out of New Orleans. The cake was delicate and light in taste. It was double chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries. Heaven on a plate.With a beautiful water-colored horse on top.
Poppy and Mint designed all the gorgeous florals and Lovegood Rentals helped us fancy the place up a bit with beautiful vintage furniture! Proper Prints designed all of our wooden signs throughout the party, which were a perfect touch.
The music made the afternoon- the brass band really set the mood and Deckert loved dancing to the music,. He wasn’t too keen on his cake, but he was all smiles on his first birthday! He loved the ponies and games, and couldn’t get enough of that good ole southern sound!”
Photography: Lauren Carroll • Event planner/designer/mom: Angela Marie Events • Painter: Laura Welch Taylor • Popcorn: Popology • Handmade ribbons: Wren and Rabbit Creations • Brass band : BrassHats Brass Band • Photobooth: HD Photobooth • Catering: City Pork • Vintage furniture: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals • Wreaths: Glenda’s Flowers • Stick ponies: My Lue • Calligraphy: Anna Claire Calligraphy and Design • Video: Lipari Films • Pillows, horse blankets, monograms: Lemon Paisley Boutique • Invitation, monogram, water bottles, stickers: Lauren Haddox Designs • Rose cupcakes: Ambrosia Bakery • Cookies: Silly Gilly Desserts • Linens, boxwoods, glassware: Event Rental • Napkins and koozies: Gracious Bridal • Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries • Flowers: Poppy and Mint
Wooden Signs : Proper Prints
The winners circle isn’t complete without a glance at this Kara’s Party Ideas styled Kentucky Derby Party Floral Arrangment
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