This Week In My Life

Kentucky Derby Party 2016

It’s been a slow week for me in terms of articles, because I spent the majority of my free time working on my next novel as well as getting ready for my 8th Annual Kentucky Derby Party! Because of that, I’m going to wait until next Sunday to make another “These Weeks on The Geekiary” post…and instead take you on a bit of a journey through eight years of awesome Derby celebrations 🙂

Every year I buy fancy cheese and crackers and make insanely time-consuming tea sandwiches and try to perfect a mint-simple-syrup recipe that makes for a proper Mint Julep. And for my first seven years, I had fun dresses and hats as well. I went a different route this year in regards to clothing, but everything else was about the same. Still, I thought it would be fun to take you through eight years of my Derby parties!


Kentucky Derby Party 2009


Kentucky Derby Party 2010


Kentucky Derby Party 2011


Kentucky Derby Party 2012


Kentucky Derby Party 2013


Kentucky Derby Party 2014


Kentucky Derby Party 2015

And finally, 2016!

Kentucky Derby Party 2016

Kentucky Derby Party 2016

Kentucky Derby Party 2016

As you can see, I went with the dapper look this year and honestly it took a lot less time to put together. (Let’s be honest, I just didn’t want to spend the time decorating a hat.) But the drinks were amazing and the food was great and even though my horse did terribly (that’s what I get for trusting that a funny name – Trojan Nation – and a good post spot [1] would trump 50-1 odds) it was a good time as always!

Also I just love theme parties and this is my longest-running one…so here’s to next year 🙂


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