A Taste of Kentucky Derby- lizbushong.com

Host a Kentucky Derby Party with a pretty tablescape and great food.  Watch this video for ideas and simple recipes from appetizers to dessert.  Because hosting a party in May can be tricky due to weather, set up your event under a tent or covered patio.

Days of Wine and Roses Centerpiece

Set a table centerpiece with fresh red roses, white carnations in silver vases.  Make a derby hat with special lace and frills, add a sign and derby hat.   


Sip on a cucumber Mint Julep while decorating your table. This julep is non alcohol so your kiddos can enjoy the event too.  To serve the mint julips you will need these traditional  cups.


A Taste of Kentucky Derby-Lizbushong.com
Mint Juleps with Cucumber Ribbons- to make cucumber ribbons, you will need a mandolin slicer
A Taste of Kentucky Derby-Hot Browns- Lizbushong.com
Hot Brown Appetizers- easy to make appetizers, turkey, cheddar cheese, sliced tomatoes and parsley sprigs. Melt cheese and serve at room temperature or in chafing dish to keep warm. 

Recipes:   Hot Brown Appetizers, Cucumber Mini Juleps, and Brownies– Magazine article.

A Taste of Kentucky Derby-Brownies- lizbushong.com

Other Ideas you might like to try:

Mini Beef Wellingtons- Appetizers

Mini Beef Wellington Bites 1 A

Edamame Appetizers 


Edamame Appetizer Recipe lizbushong.com
Edamame Brushette is made with ground edamame and herbs, rolled into small balls and served on round rice crackers, shredded cheese and bacon bits.


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