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Hey friends!  Have you checked out part one of my Kentucky Derby themed Children's party yet?  If not, go there first before reading further!  Seriously, you won't want to miss out on all the cuteness that took place!

K, with that being said...

Initially, I was just planning on doing one post for this party.  However, during the event, I had so many people asking me how I did a few certain things that I thought I would share with you all how I did them!  Huzzah!  So, in no particular order, here they are!


Kid Friendly Mint Julep

 Ingredients

2 Liters Ginger-ale

1 can frozen limeade

1 cucumber

1 bunch of fresh mint


Directions

1. Put ice in your drink dispenser and then mix together the ginger-ale and the limemade next.

2. Slice up your cucumber and add it to your drink mix.  Then, rinse off your mint, cut the leaves in half, place them in a pile and then press them with the flat side off your knife to release the oils.  Add to your drink.

3.  Give one final stir and enjoy!

 Gold Horse Trophies

What you Need

Plastic horses (I got mine HERE)

Apoxy

1 narrow wooden beam cut into segments equal to the length of each horse. (I got mine for $1.93 at Home Depot) 

Gold Spray Paint

What you Do

1. Mix your Apoxy and place a good amount on the bottom of each horse hoof.  Then place your horse in the center of each wooden block and let dry over night.

2. Spray paint each trophy with your gold spray paint and let completely dry in between each coat of paint.  (Note: I put three coats on mine) 

3. Place in a clear cellophane bag filled with jelly beans and hand out to your cute little party guests!






























Derby Hats



What you Need

Children's sized straw hats

Flower cut outs, feathers, and anything else you want to decorate your hats with.  You can get the gut flower cutouts HERE.

Glue Dots

What you Do

1. Pre-make your flower cut-outs.

2. Layout your hats and supplies and get crafting :)


























Stick Horses

What you Need

Horse head tracer (pictured below)

Wooden dowels

12x12 Card stock scrap book paper in various colors (make sure to get two of each color because you will have two sides to each horse head you make).

Pencil

Scissors

Staples 




What you Do

1. Download the horse head image onto your flash drive and take to your local office supply store (I took mine to Staples).  Have them blow up and print of the image so that it is 11x11 inches.

2. Cut out your horse head image and use it as your tracer.  For every two pieces of paper that you trace on, make sure that on one piece of paper you trace the head facing right, and on the other paper you trace the head facing left because later one, you will be placing the heads together to trace them.

3. Cut out your heads.

4. On one side of your head, securely duct tape a dowel on to it.

5. Place the other head on top of the one your just taped the dowel to.  Make sure the edges are all properly aligned, and then staples around the entire outside edges to close.

6. Let the races begin!

The Kentucky Derby is on May 2nd this year, so there's still plenty of time to re-create your very own party!  Hope you have a lovely rest of the week and, if you post any party pics on Instagram, make sure to tag @themumsyblog in the comments so I can see how you got down and derby!

XOXO,




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