“Derby Thirty” – Milestone Birthday Party

Kentucky Derby is right around the corner – same day as Cinco de Mayo so of course it’s a double up on festivities, but lets focus on the Derby. Typically milestone birthdays are full of excitement or dread whether it is your Sweet 16, Finally Legal 18, Adult Life 21, Dirty 30, Over the Hill 40/50 and so on…

The idea of celebrating your birthday based on national themed holidays is a perfect 2 for 1. Hence celebrating your “DERBY THIRTY”. How fun! Check out how I recreated a Derby/Polo themed 30th birthday party…how are you going to celebrate yours or perhaps how did you celebrate your 30th?

 Derby Thirty Invitation by Ashlynn Elliff

Derby Thirty Invitation by Ashlynn Elliff


Every great event starts with a great invitation. The lovely custom invite by Ashlynn Elliff is the perfect anticipation builder for a fun, colorful and classy event. I absolutely love the detailed hats and soft colors!

 Derby Thirty Invitation by Ashlynn Elliff

Derby Thirty Invitation by Ashlynn Elliff


The outdoor event would not be complete with out the perfect tablescape including tasty finger foods from savory to sweet. I will be posting the link to this delicious and colorful italian pasta salad and easy double beef sliders. I think we were all addicted to the Hurried Hostess chocolate chip cookies (recipe here).

The silver flatters and white plates were simple enough to allow the rich green linens and vibrant pink napkins by On Cloud 9 Event Rentals pop. Everything was complimented by Monica’s Brides & Touch of Glitz Flowers.

 Derby Thirty Tablescape by Toast from the Host

Derby Thirty Tablescape by Toast from the Host


 Derby Thirty Tablescape