5 Things To Try For The Kentucky Derby This Weekend

Abby, our social media director, is headed to the Kentucky Derby this weekend! (We’re just a bit envious.) For today’s “5 Things,” we’re suggesting a few ways that you can partake in the festivities from your own home!

Make a Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake—and feel free to invite us over for a slice!

Image & recipe: Brown Eyed Baker


Whip up some mint juleps while you watch the race—and if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic version, try Caitlin’s!

Image: Krista A. Jones


Make your own festive drink stirrers! We found these gorgeous ones on Food52—unfortunately they’re sold out, so we’re using them as inspiration.

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Image: Food52


Make your own fascinator! There are some great tutorials here and here.

Image: Abby Sterling


Give Kentucky-made mini bourbon bottles to any weekend guests—the perfect memento for their bar carts at home.

Image: Martha Stewart Weddings

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Author: Natalie Borton

Natalie is a San Diego-based jewelry designer and blogger who covers style, motherhood, wellness and life. Find her on Instagram at @natalieborton!

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