Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Derby Day Party

And even though we're on the prairie
Which really "southern"
(although storekeepers in Minnesota always ask what part of the south I'm from . . .
I do talk slower than they!)

We do party for the Kentucky Derby!!!!
A friend hosts an annual Derby Party
And it's a much looked forward to event . . . 

For the Derby isn't just about the horse race . . .

It's about Hats

And trophies!
(I won one for my hat!)

And food!

Maker's Mark Mint Julep cookies
My contribution to the communal appetizer table.
(I took home an empty plate!)

It's Sunday and there isn't anything more seasonal than The Derby on the First weekend in May!   I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays!


La Tea Dah said...

How fun, Martha! It looks like you had a great time. I love the hats! Which one is yours?

Gracious Hospitality

Pondside said...

That must have been a lot of fun - a good excuse to dress up, prepare something delicious and meet with friends. I'd like to know which hat is yours too!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the derby and your hats all look amazing, so do the cookies. Hugs, Marty

Lottie said...

What a wonderful time to gather and have fun each year. And what a race this year! I love the hats!

lindaraxa said...

I love Derby parties. The menu, the food, the hats and oh...there's the race! a great time to entertain.

Entertaining Women said...

The hats are great, I'm sure that your cookies were a huge winner, too. Tanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I think I need to throw a Derby party next year!! You are inspiring me to do so!! Great excuse just for the hats!! That is the fun part! It looks like fun! said...

The hats are fabulous! Fun party and clever cookies!