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It is Kentucky Derby Season!

Who doesn’t love celebrating Kentucky Derby? Between watching the most exciting 2 minutes in sports- the horse race, Mint Juleps, singing of My Old Kentucky Home and those one-of-a-kind hats this is an event not to miss.  If you are getting a late start on setting up for this event or need a last minute outfit idea-no worries, we got you covered!


1st Game- Corn hole

Have some fun games! How about a corn hole game with the game painted like Kentucky Derby jockey silks.





2nd Game- Pin the Tail on the Horse

You can design an oversized horse image and attach it to a large sheet of foam core.







3rd Game- Bingo

This is the perfect game for those wanting to sit inside and watch the pre-race coverage. This pack is a set of 16 cards.  Print them on card stock and use a straight edge and x-acto knife to trim at crop marks.



Balloons- Horse Jumbo Foil Balloon

Who doesn't love balloons? This horse shaped balloon is perfect for this event!





Accessories- a bonafide Kentucky Derby Hat

Kentuckians and fashion enthusiasts alike know that when it comes to Derby attire, it’s all about the hat. Grand and gorgeous, wide-brim or cloche: Derby hats are intended to be bold and beautiful accessories for an elegant sundress or preppy pant suit. For the gentlemen, a well-fitting newsboy cap or fedora will do the trick. 


Drink- Mint Julep

No Kentucky-themed party is complete without sweet, spicy, barrel-aged bourbon. Whether you’re a lucky collector of Pappy Van Winkle or prefer the trusty Maker’s Mark, arm yourself with a few bottles of your favorite brand plus simple syrup, distilled water, and sprigs of mint leaf in order to create the race’s official cocktail - the always-refreshing mint julep.


1st Appetizer- Kentucky Hot Brown Dip

Whether you are celebrating the Run for the Roses with a Kentucky Derby Day party, or just looking for a gooey good new appetizer recipe, take the cheesy goodness and bacon love of the classic Southern sandwich and bake it into this Kentucky Hot Brown Dip.




2nd Appetizer- Tea Sandwiches

Benedictine Tea Sandwiches that are horseshoe-shaped are the perfect bite size appetizer.  They are wrapped with a cucumber and a fun variation on the everyday teatime staple.



Sweet goody- Cupcakes

Red rose cupcakes are the perfect way to incorporate roses into a derby party. 







Entertaining- Silverware

A simple ribbon band can turn your buffet napkins into a Derby Style bow-tie!







Decorations- Run for the Roses Derby Wreath

Your door is guaranteed to place with this festive Run for the Roses Derby Wreath. Since this is made with faux flowers it will last for years and years to come so you don’t have to worry about making one year after year.




We know you will now be ready for your very own Derby party.  We can’t wait to hear how it goes!


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is just about here! This holiday always sneaks up on me and before I know it I’m rushing to prepare some festive food for my family.  Here are some new recipes I stumbled upon that I am eager to try!


Individual Seven-Layer Dips


These Individual Seven-Layer Dips are individually portioned dips perfect for parties and get togethers. No double dipping here!




Spicy Shrimp Guacamole Bites

A combination of juicy roasted shrimp, spicy guacamole, and salty tortilla chips, these Spicy Shrimp Guacamole Bites are both simple to make and impossible to stop eating. 






Homemade Pico De Gallo

Grabbing a bag of tortilla chips and a bowl of this pico de gallo because chips and salsa make everything better, don’t they?? I think so!






Grilled Corn

This tasty street food snack is so fun to eat. Try grilling the corn instead of boiling for a nice char and smokey flavor — either way, they’re getting slathered in mayonnaise and cotija cheese, so they’re bound to please.





Angel Food Cake Churro Bites

These churro bites are known to be addicting and taste like churros from Disneyland!  Get ready for your family to ask you for them non-stop!






Cindo de Mayo Sombrero Cookies

These Sombrero Cookies should make your Cinco de Mayo a little more fun and a lot sweeter!







Shake things up on Cinco de Mayo!

Fill these hollow maraca cookies with Nerds candies, and they'll sound as good as they taste.



Margarita Bars

I can’t think of a better day to have a margarita bar than on Cinco de Mayo! These bars are basically lime bars with a hint of orange and a hint of tequila.


Smoothie Recipes

For the second post in our smoothie series, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes with you! If you have a hard time combining fruit, veggies and liquids together to create delicious and filling smoothies, these tips are for you! The start of the week, which is Sunday, is the best time to implement changes to your routine, so give these recipes some thought and decide what will work well for you.


Classic Green Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 cup greens (baby spinach, destemmed kale, collards, chard, etc)

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)

Honey or maple syrup, to taste



Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 orange, peeled or 2 clementines, peeled

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)

Honey or maple syrup, to taste


Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1-3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Honey or maple syrup, to taste


Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

2 frozen banana

2 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

Honey or maple syrup, to taste



Pina Colada Smoothie

2 frozen banana

1 cup pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)

1 cup coconut milk (from the can)

Honey or maple syrup, to taste





Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 frozen banana

½ cup frozen strawberries

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

Honey or maple syrup, to taste



Mocha Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 cup strong-brewed coffee

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

Honey or maple syrup, to taste




Mixed Berry Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

Honey or maple syrup, to taste

Pre-made Smoothie Bags

With the weather warming up smoothies are playing an even bigger role in our meals.  Smoothies are a satisfying way to refuel after working out, a quick breakfast on the go, or a refreshing afternoon pick me up.  Have you ever thought about preparing individual smoothie bags so you don’t have to spend as long prepping the ingredients before you can turn the blender on and get your items blended?  People usually freeze fresh fruit for a smoothie by type and then when they want a smoothie they need to combine all the fruit and goodies together.  By creating your individual smoothie bags ahead of time its not just convenient, but also a time saver for when you’re busy and hungry!

For this post we aren’t reaching in your freezer and pulling out a ready-made smoothie.  Although, boy wouldn’t that be nice! Instead we are helping you make sure you have enough fruit for your smoothie recipes and making sure they are prepared and sored in one convenient bag ahead of time. This will reduce you having to dig through your freezer for your different bags of fruit then trying to find spinach or other items hidden in your fridge all before you can even make your yummy smoothie.

Here are the steps you will need to take to make this work most effectively:

·      Prepare the fruit: Cut the fruit into small chunks, then arrange it in a single layer, without touching, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

·      Freeze the fruit: Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

·      Prepare your bags: Label each bag with the name of the smoothie you plan to make, like Strawberry-Banana or Tropical Smoothie, and the date you packaged the fruit. You can also label the bag with the additional liquid ingredients you’ll need for your smoothie. For example 1 cup coconut milk + 12 cup Greek yogurt.

·      Fill the bags: Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Measure out the fruit according to the smoothie recipe, and transfer the appropriate amount of fruit (and greens, if you’re including them) into each bag.

·      Store the individual bags in the freezer: Seal the bags and place them in the freezer. Then, pull them out one by one as you need them and your ready to go!


Keep an eye out for our next post, which highlights some of our favorite smoothies.