Party Idea| Kentucky Derby Fascinator Making Party

“The Kentucky Derby is more than a horse race. It is a mood, an excitement and an atmosphere that create a culture around the track. The events and clothing tied to that culture can be traced back to 1875. Many of the seasonal festivities historically kicked off with black-tie charity balls and a Derby day hasn’t passed at the track without a celebration of festive hats.” From

This year the Kentucky Derby falls on the weekend of my birthday. What a better reason to have a little get together and some DIY fashion fun. Make virgin (or not) mint juleps and craft some Derby worthy fascinators using gorgeous feathers and beautiful silk flowers.



You can make your own easy DIY Kentucky Derby Fascinator with the following materials.
  • -bird cage veil
  • -flowers
  • -fascinators
  • -headbands
  • -brooches (optional)
 Read about more Derby fashion here.
*We made these during Summer Fashion Saturday at my church and all the girls had a great time.

Jedi Training Academy Birthday Party

Choosing a Star Wars party was a no-brainer when it came time to plan my son Cameron’s 7th birthday party.  We’d just been to Disney in June and visited the Star Tours and Cam got the chance to face off with Darth Vader. I decided to put my spin on the training academy by providing the kids with a short obstacle course, Jedi robes (here’s link to the robes) and an ultimate showdown with the man himself. If you’re interested in more about the party keep reading. Continue reading “Jedi Training Academy Birthday Party”