We have been in our new house almost a year and being that it's spring in Virginia Beach we opened the pool and prepped the house. Thankfully we have some really great friends that lent a hand getting things up to snuff.
We decided to hire a caterer, which was a great move. I actually got to enjoy the party and wasn't stuck in the kitchen the entire night.
|Chef Rich from Richson's Catering, VB|
I finally learned to make an amazing mint julep! Here is the recipe:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups Kentucky Bourbon. (I used Makers Mark)
2 cups of mint leaves
Put it in a pitcher 10 days prior to the race and stir daily. Strain the mint leaves and serve over ice with a sprig of fresh mint. Obviously you can double or triple or quadruple the recipe and it still tastes great. But honestly after a couple of these things no one cares too much if the ratio is off a bit!
Everyone dressed to The Oaks as they say out in Kentucky. I wore a chevron navy and mint dress complete with an ostrich on top of my fascinator. Princess Kate would be jealous!
My friends looked amazing and all came dressed to impress, seersucker pants and blazers, dresses and hats.
Oh wait, the race, almost forgot about that, Orb won.
Now back to the party, after everyone had their share of food and drink we had a serious dance party going on and things might have gotten a little crazy later in the night...conga line.I know crazy! Haha, just kidding. It was a great party and I think all of our friends had a great time getting dressed up to watch the fastest 2 minutes in sports. Now onto The Preakness!