Happy Fourth 2017

Somehow I got roped into hosting my family for 4th of July this year.  Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE spending time with my family but I am not able to host a simple get together without deep cleaning my house, spending way too much money on food, and decorating in some capacity.

It was stupidly hot this 4th of July – and by stupidly hot I mean 105 degrees outside. Our AC has been having some issues and was having a hard time cooling the house so we hosted an outdoor party. Thank goodness for our pool to help cool off the kiddos!

We had an amazing menu; smoked ribs, veggie cups, watermelon, corn on the cob, and lots of munchies! Unfortunately I forgot to snag a few pictures of the food table but I did snag this picture of these AWESOME & EASY veggie cups (recipe under Cait’s Cafe).

 

Kentucky Derby 2017

Our 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby party was close to being cancelled due to the weather in Utah that day.  The wind gusts were up to 30mph and it was raining off and on.  Not really what you want for a garden party. But we persisted and although I couldn’t display all my decor the way I wanted, the booze was cold and the company great!

Color Scheme: Teal / Gold / Pink
Main Course Menu: Smoked Pulled Pork, Chips, Veggie Shots, Fruit Shots
Desserts: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Fruit Pizza
Signature Drinks: Pineapple Mojitos, Mint Julep Mojitos, Mascato
Activites: Photobooth, Best Dressed Contest, Beer Pong

*Signature Drink table*

*Red Velvet Cupcakes – Horse Topper DIY here*

*Photobooth fun – Pool Noodle Horse DIY Here*

*Tablescape so hard*