When your Birthday Boy loves horses, why not throw a fabulous, fun, and fresh Horse Party…Derby-style!  Mandy Richardson, of When & Where Invites, hosted this adorable Derby Party for her son and she filled it with details that are just perfect for any horse-loving little boy or girl!  I am really loving the bright red and blue!

There were lots of delicious Derby-inspired treats for the guests to enjoy~ cookies with horses and trophies were definitely all winners!

Mandy dipped Oreos and displayed them on a stick~ easy and cute!

Mandy also made the cake- she claims the cake was not her strong suit, but I think she did a great job!

One of my favorite little sweets that Mandy served… Junior Mint Juleps- how clever!

“Unbridled Cupcakes” were also part of the dessert table~

Horses were the “mane” attraction for the centerpiece displays~


But, here is the MAIN attraction of the day!  The Birthday Boy coloring his horse to make stick ponies!

What a fabulous way to celebrate your little man!  A party for the winner’s circle, Mandy- thank you for sharing!

Favor bags filled with fun Derby-theme items!

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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!”. 


I love Cinco de Mayo each year because it means dinner is a no-brainer and everyone is happy!  My kids can’t wait to dive in…


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