Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cup Day Party









This is a little garden party I threw together for my girlfriends and their husbands to celebrate 'Melbourne Cup' last year. 'Melbourne Cup' is a famous horse race that everyone either goes to or gets together with friends and watches it on the big screen. It is typical to dress up with a hat and drink champagne and celebrate it in the style that is associated with this day of fashion and racing. My party had a mauve and pistachio theme with invitations, menus, race cards and party favours all in the same theme. It was a grazing menu - seven light courses served in between each of the eight races. There were sweeps, betting, quizzes and 'fashions on the field' to keep us entertained throughout the day. The sun shone, everyone lost and won some races and a fun day was had by all!


Melissah xox

Photos and collage by Scrapbook

8 comments:

B.x said...

What a stunning Melbourne Cup Day party! Can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

Samantha said...

Just gorgeous, beautifully styled, love the colour.

Cherisse @ Framing Spaces said...

Oh! Fun-bulous! Look at those little bottles! So pretty!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A delightful garden part!. Everything looks wonderful, the drinks, food and flowers are all so nicely presented. I hope your friends had a lovely afternoon together with you.

Jagiri said...

What a beautiful theme. I would love to have a spectacular party like this!

I did tell you

Gild and Grace said...

Looks amazing!! You have great attention to detail :) so looking forward to the lovely long weekend ahead!

Abbey x

genuinstyle said...

I love hints of purple here and there! Ps Love your blog. Its so beautiful and cheerful :)

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Sounds like a truly fabulous party and I just love the outfit you put together! I have always always wanted to go to the Melbourne Cup Day (we have the equivalent of Ascott here but it always rains... go figure!)

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