A Day At the Races Derby Bridal Shower


This A Day At the Races Derby Bridal Shower was a fantastically planned event from the invites to the execution. With every moment captured beautifully by Bri Morse Imagery, this party was sure to leave a lasting memory in print forever for the bride-to-be to enjoy.

The invitations were adorably done with a blend of fonts that really attracted the eye.  With blue, green and yellow colors, it had an interesting look that stood out marvelously. To bring this A Day At the Races Derby Bridal Shower theme to life, guests were encouraged to dress appropriately for their racing fun, in derby attire.

The venue used for the party was spectacular from the horseshoe greenery to the rustic vibe, it was a cozy option for the guests to hang out and enjoy their time together.  Details that really stood out included a large post office sign that hung in the center of the room, along with a mix of wonderful rustic frames on a fireplace mantle. A sprinkle of bottles with cute flower arrangements finished off the mantle in a lovely way.

For a tasty twist, Kentucky Derby adult beverages were offered at this party, along with a recipe so the guests can enjoy them anytime they wanted. You can create the delicious wonder as well!

Kentucky Derby Recipe


2 cups of water

2 cups of sugar

Ample fresh mint sprigs

Crushed Ice



  1. Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes.
  2. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.
  3. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Delicious foods were offered at this event included fresh fruits like blueberries and strawberries.  A meat spread allowed guests to create their own yummy foods. Wonderful green tableware was used for all of the treats.

A three layer cake was the standout at this party with each layer looking quite stunning. There were even sprigs of edible greenery that ensured the cake matched the A Day At the Races Derby Bridal Shower to perfection.

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Credits –

Photography: Bri Morse Imagery

Flowers & Prop/Furniture Rentals: Primrose and Company

Stationery: Primrose and Company collaborated with Just Be. Studio

Cake: Cake Doodles

Caterer: Cj’s Corner Grill

Favors & Desserts: Wards Pastry