August 21, 2014

Teddy's Sip and See: A Kentucky Derby Party

It's been awhile.  A long while.  And a lot has happened.  Greg and I had a baby: Teddy!  Teddy is awesome and we're having so much fun obsessing over him.  Between my pregnancy, our thriving catering business and the arrival of Teddy, something had to give and blogging is what I gave up.  However, I've missed it as a creative outlet and a way to share all of the parties that we throw, for ourselves and our clients.  There have been over a hundred parties since my last post and I hope to catch up, as well as share our many upcoming ones.  Teddy's Sip and See Party back in May seems like the natural first post back.  I'd been dying to throw one ever since I learned of the southern tradition - I practically had Teddy for this very reason!  We went with a Kentucky Derby theme (I've wanted to do one every year!) and kept it classically preppy and festive.  Seersucker table cloths and attire set the tone for the day.  Teddy's Aunt Amy arranged mint and tulips in my mint julep cups (one of many ways that she has spoiled him) and made custom racing horse signs.  We sipped on mint juleps (of course) and spiked arnold palmers while grazing the buffet of pulled pork sandwiches and seasonal, slightly southern salads.  The whole party was a fun way to celebrate our new party animal and for him to meet many of his new friends.  Can't wait to share all of the parties in his future!!!
















The Menu

Sips

mint juleps
kentucky bourbon, mint, sugar

arnold palmer
vodka, mint iced tea, lemonade

Snacks

pimento cheese & toast

deviled eggs

To Share

pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw & bourbon bbq sauce

hominy & green chili casserole

chopped salad with cherry tomatoes, black-eyed peas, corn & avocado

snap peas, asparagus & mint

three bean salad

Sweet

strawberry shortcakes with buttermilk biscuits & sweetened cream

banana pudding cups

chocolate pecan bars

4 comments:

Stephanie R. said...

You've been missed! I grew concerned because you were radio silent for so long that something bad happened to you. I'm so relieved to find out that it was a pregnancy! Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!

Kamille Swenson Barry said...

Glad you are back to blogging! Love reading your posts. Congrats on the baby.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

I always check in on your blog, as I too love to entertain, and you do it with such style! You are an inspiration. Anyhow, I was so excited to see a new post and congratulations! You had good reason for being on hiatus! Best wishes from one mama to another- and enjoy the moments, they go quickly!

Looking forward to your posts. ; )

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