Sunday, April 18, 2010

Derby Festival Time

Yesterday was the official kick off of the Derby Festival with Thunder Over Louisville. Over 700,000 people came to the Ohio River waterfront to watch a spectacular airshow and the largest fireworks show in the United States. For more information about last night's festivities click here to link to the Louisville newspaper. To mark the upcoming Derby holiday, which if you are not from Louisville, it really is celebrated as a holiday here~ the schools are off and some offices close on Derby Eve (the Friday before the first Saturday in May)~ I changed one table in my booth from Easter to Derby.

I kept the base cloth the same because I thought it said Spring for both settings.Above is the table setup for Easter.

Now ready for derby. I found these cute jockey and horse figures. They can be balloon holders, place card settings or for photos.

Colorful jockey hats would be great at each place setting and the guests could were them during the big race!

Here's another shot of those jockey figurines and the two Kentucky books I have for sale behind them.

These horse and jockey pieces are plastic and would make great napkin rings or table decor.

Here's a closer shot of the books about Kentucky.

I added in some Kentucky napkins and a garland of roses for the perfect accessories to your next Derby party.
I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Please visit her site for more great posts. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. What a great derby table! I am lovin that table cloth. The shade of green is just perfect for spring and the KY Derby. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful week. :)