I went to a Kentucky Derby party this weekend and it was fun!
We get together with several other military families on a regular basis and this month, the host family decided to throw a Kentucky Derby party.
When I saw the invitation, I was like, “What in the world is a Derby party?” I soon found out that I was supposed to dress up and wear a nice big hat.
One of my friends was trying to tell me about a Kentucky Derby Party by referring to the movie, “Pretty Woman.” She freaked out when she discovered I had never seen the movie before.
“What!? You’ve never seen Pretty Woman?” She was about to go and buy me the movie until I promised her that I would rent it from Netflix. It must be a good movie…
We never paid much attention to the Kentucky Derby and I was almost about to tell my husband to go without me.
I was on the way home from my Mom’s Bible Study Group when I skillfully talked myself out of going. Besides, I didn’t want to buy a hat for a one-time occasion. Plus, I didn’t have anything to wear! I had planned to wear a spring outfit, but the weather turned cold again and it was rainy.
I decided to stop at Chick-Fil-A on the way home to get some lunch. There was a line at the drive-thru and I noticed that someone was waving at me. Guess who it was?
It was the one hosting the party! She had come to Chick-Fil-A with a friend, who was also in the drive-thru, got out the car, and walked up pass several cars to my car. “Girl, I want you to come to my party this weekend!”
Uh-oh. Now I have a personal invitation! She walked with me through the drive-thru until I finally said, “Girl, get in!” She gave me all the details, told me what I needed to wear, and offered to let me wear one of her hats.
Okay, Okay! I’m coming.
So this is what I decided to wear. I figured I would just deal with being cold to be cute! How many of you done that before?
My husband had a huge cowboy hat on with a suit. Our friend joked that he looked like Walker, Texas Ranger. Even our son had on a cowboy hat.
Here is what I looked like with my hat.
Overall, it was tons of fun. When we got there, we drew names for a horse and we had to cheer for our horse. Our horse, Musket Man, came in third! Yay!
I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with other military wives. My husband and I are supposed to be hosting the next get together in June.
Any ideas for a theme?