Lavender Mint Juleps + Derby Party Ideas!

Lavender Mint Juleps for a Kentucky Derby Party

Hold Your Horses and grab some Lavender Mint Juleps, y’all! It’s time for a little Derby party inspiration and a darling free cocktail card you can print for your own party. Here’s the back story to this little display! Above my desk I have 3 southern gold-foiled prints from Stephanie Creekmur. I happen to think she hung the moon and was at the front of the line when God handed out creative talent. Truly! So we decided that the “Hold Your Horses” print is Derby decor at its finest. So I whipped up a little mini-table to show you how you could invite your friends over (or head to the races in tailgate form) and enjoy the Derby! Or if you’re in Nashville, TN like I am – it’s Steeplechase! Whatever your favorite race may be called, here’s a little party inspiration…+ a free printable too!

Sweet Lavender Mint Juleps for a Derby Party!

Lavender Mint Juleps for a Kentucky Derby PartyDownload + Print this Free Cocktail Card (below) for your Derby Party! Guests will love having the recipe.

Lavender Mint Juleps for a Kentucky Derby PartyLavender is infused in the mint juleps (delish) but it also provided me with my color inspiration. Royal purple striped straws, lilac in petite vases, and a lavender cake stand all provided touches of purple elegance to this sweet display. I love pulling out an ingredient or small detail to drive the hues in a party set-up! It really ties everything together and here, I loved using purple!

Lavender Mint Juleps for a Kentucky Derby PartyIf you ever see simple glass bottles, pick them up (or grab them online here)! They’re perfect for serving water (or more cocktails) and sometimes, they fit right into your color scheme. I also used an old rustic horseshoe from my Grandfather (thanks to Mom for bringing it to me!) for a little table decoration! Spray painted gold horses added a whimsical touch and a petite vase holding a four-leaf clover was a final touch of luck!

Lavender Mint Juleps for a Kentucky Derby PartyLavender Mint Juleps for a Kentucky Derby PartyPrint Your own Cocktail Card for Lavender Mint Juleps!

Hope y’all love these simple but darling ideas for hosting a Derby Party – or tailgating at the races!

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  1. Thank you so much, Courtney! It looks so fabulous!! You can make the most ordinary things look beautiful! Great job! :)

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