FH Kentucky Derby Party with Stella Artois

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This past weekend I teamed up with Stella Artois to host the most amazing Kentucky Derby party! The perfect opportunity to entertain in our new home, I couldn’t wait to whip up a Derby worthy feast for guests complete with Stella Artois Cidre cocktails, bundt cakes, endless flowers, and more. Guests were asked to dress in Derby attire, with an award going to the best dressed, and I must say everyone came ready to party! From the big floppy hats, to the endless seersucker, it couldn’t have been a more fun evening!

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The party took place half outdoor and half indoor. Inside I put together a large spread of appetizers and cocktails, while the outside space was perfect for lounging! To make the patio Derby festive, I did lots of mini flower arrangements in mint julep cups, from white roses to white hydrangea. Then since the party started at 5:00, I made a big buffet with everything from chicken fingers, meatballs, and a meditteranean tray, to a bevy of desserts – three bundt cakes – one vanilla, one chocolate and one red velvet, to a tower of rice crispies and cookies. Inside I went with really bright pink flowers staggered around the buffet in varying heights {a little secret – rather than only using vases, I placed some flowers in wine decanters!}. For drinks I pre-made Stella Artois Cidre Bellinis {recipe here} and strawberry water and served them in Frontage ceramic drink dispensers, which I love for summer entertaining.

Because this is the first time debuting my patio, I wanted to share a few details on the furniture: Outdoor Patio around pool – Couch: Frontgate Medeira Sectional, White Chairs: Frontgate Emerson Lounge Chairs, Side table: Z Gallerie Quatrefoil Tables {FYI – these are not specified as outdoor furniture}, Dining Table Set: Frontgate Emerson 7 Piece Faux Wood Dining Set. Covered Patio – Couch: Pottery Barn Torrey Wicker Natural Sofa, Chairs: Pottery Barn Torrey Wicker Natural Square Arm Chair, Rug: Frontgate Mondrian Rug in Indigo, Dining Table Set: Pottery Barn Scarlette Concrete Table and Torrey Chair Set, Lanterns: Circa Lighting Darlana Pendants in Large {FYI – these are not specified as outdoor furniture}.

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The guests had a blast as we cheered on the race, drank to our hearts content, and ended the party dancing to country music. Thank you to Stella Artois for helping me host such a fun event!

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Thank you to Stella Artois for sponsoring this post.

Photography by Devlopz.com