So being a Louisville native this weekend was one that I look forward to every year, it was Derby weekend. Derby is by far one of the most exciting things about living in Louisville. The festivities kick off at the end of April with the biggest fireworks display in the world "Thunder of Louisville", followed by the Great Steamboat race (which got postponed to June because of the river flooding), Balloon Glow, the Great Balloon Race, The Pegasus Parade, Chow Wagons, The Oaks, and ending with the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. Whew, that's a lot of stuff!!
It's also an exciting time, because of all the celebrities that travel to Louisville during this particular weekend. There is a party held every year the night before the big race called the Barnstable Brown Party. It is hosted by Trish Barnstable and her twin sister (can't remember her name right now), who were the Doublemint twins back in the day. All the celebrities that come in town are invited, and the who's who of Louisville are there too. Not gonna say how hubby got in, but he has attended twice and gotten to meet people such as Michael Jordan and Richard Branson!
This year was hubby and I's 4th Annual Derby Party. I'll take any excuse to throw a party, but throwing one for Derby is so much fun! We get to bring out all the Derby glasses that we have collected over the years, and make all the food that's native to Louisville, like hot browns (yum). You get to wear fun outfits and beautiful hats, and especially get the chance to win a little CASH, if you pick the right horses (which we didn't :( )
This year we decided to throw a little theme action in the mix and called it a 70's themed Derby party. The theme didn't go over so well, so I think next year we may just stick to the normal Derby theme. I think everybody that came had some good food, conversation, and most importantly a good time. I am excited to start planning for next year's party, but for now I have some planning to do for a certain sweet pea's 1st birthday party!!
This weekend was also my 1st Mother's Day and I had an awesome time celebrating with my family and most of all my sweet pea! Pictures to come in a later post. But for now I will sign off and leave you with some photos from the Derby party.
Until next time!!