The next best thing to being at Churchill Downs is being at Belle Meade Plantation on Derby Day! Mint juleps, whiskey tasting, southern food, gaming tables, cigars, pig races, and of course the main derby race on the big screen, bets placed and all, make this event one that I love to attend! Even when my horse doesn't win. Or my pig, either. I have terrible luck, I suppose. But it's all in the name of fun! This year's food was incredible, from the perfect fried chicken to the hand-scooped ice cream, and the party was decked out in Derby thanks to Bright Event's horseshoe patterns and custom signs. I can't wait for next year!
Flip through my photos from the event: