With all equestrian eyes on the races at Saratoga this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to share this horse-theme birthday party with you!  Kentucky mom, Leslie, designed this party for her daughter- whose birthday just happened to fall on the same day as the Kentucky Derby!  Pink, girly, and very Derby!

Pony rides for everyone…

Isn’t she a doll?

Leslie loves to create and says she had a ball styling this pony party for her little girl.  You can see more of Leslie’s handiwork at her blog, Jar of Vintage Buttons.


Thank you, Leslie!  You put together such an adorable party for your beautiful little girl!  And, I am glad you kept these guys in line with appropriate attire…

Styling: Leslie at  https://www.jarofvintagebuttons.blogspot.com/
Photography: Sophia Blue Photography – https://lalaphotospot.shutterfly.com (Photo journal)
Flowers: The Secret Garden https://secretgardenky.com/
Tie Napkins: https://www.modernlola.com/
Cupcakes on stands: Abby Girl Sweets https://www.abbygirlsweets.com/
Kate’s tutu: https://www.dearlillie.com/
Horse and horseshoe tags: https://www.etsy.com/shop/modernSCRAPYARD

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Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time!  My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun!  Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don’t claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl’s likes and wishes!  For instance, we know hedgehogs don’t hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor!  So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child! 

Another Reason to Wear a Fancy Hat…

The Royal Wedding made us all want to find a great hat and a reason to wear it!  Here is a little tease from Simply Swanky/Swanky Press to set the mood for the next best hat-wearing party around!  An idea board for The Kentucky Derby to get your party ideas churning!  May 7th will be here soon! 

P.S. This party is for the BIG kids in the family- with perks the little kids will love too!

Seasonal Party Ideas | Kentucky Derby

by Elizabeth on April 29, 2011


There is nothing like the bright colors and happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer to make every day feel like a party!  For my daughter’s 12th birthday party, she wanted to decorate cakes~ Lilly-style!  So, in order to decide how to mesh the two, I kept thinking “if Lilly had a cake shop instead of a juice stand”… I have to admit, this was one fun party to plan!  It is a blast to see where ideas go in the hands of a TWEEN!  Enjoy and remember, “…being happy never goes out of style!”. 


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