My little man turned two last Sunday. He’s getting a mind of his own and finding things he loves. One of his new found loves are horses. Everything is “horsey” (or how he actually says it: “hor-he”) So for his second birthday, I wanted to include his favorite animal. I didn’t want the normal cowboy and horses party, although I first started in that direction. I also did not want to have the normal browns that are associated with a horse party. The only other horse thing I could think of was the Kentucky Derby. Bingo! The colors I chose, royal blue and red, would be the inspiration for everything made.
The invitation to prepare the guests for party. The First Place Trophy!
I raised the trophy off of the paper backing and placed the banner on top of that, raising it also. It gave it a nice 3D effect.
The centerpiece I made for the small table in our kitchen was the Winner’s Circle. It included fake grass, a white picket fence and the Winning Circle horses. All of these details were found at Michael’s Craft Store (yes, even the horses!).
I seriously searched high and low for kid friendly derby food. If there is such a thing, I couldn’t find it. So instead, I just named the food after past Winner’s of the Kentucky Derby.
I couldn’t help including this little pun as a last minute detail. However, looking back, I should have put “Eat Like a RACE horse”. Oh well. Hindsights 20/20 right?
The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were in the shape of horse heads. I luckily had the cookie cutter on hand. Sometimes spontaneous purchases pay off down the road
The dessert table was the fun part and the part I am most excited to share with you!
Cute, right? Boyish and includes horses but not so many that you want to gag. LOL
I ordered these ADORABLE cookies from Not Betty Cookies. I am completely impressed by the talent of this lady. I couldn’t have asked for better.
I made these oreo pops by dipping the tips in melted white chocolate and sprinkled some red sprinkles on top. Voila. Easy peasy. Just the way I like it
I made kid friendly mint juleps using Junior Mints. I wanted to add sprigs of mint leaves but my local grocery store didn’t carry it. I adorned the middle with these miniature trophies I got from Lulus Cupcake Boutique
I made the cake myself, but please don’t look too closely. I have decided that I need to leave the cake portion up to the professionals. It just isn’t my thing.
The party favor bags included all things horses from Oriental Trading. I put them in red chevron bags I purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu. It’s the same store that I purchased much of the decor for the table from.
Happy birthday Little Man!
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