Did everyone celebrate the Kentucky Derby this past weekend ? I'm a little embarrassed to say I think this was the first time I have. I think it was even more fun this year with all of the Royal Wedding hat hubbub. A friend sent me the overhead table shot of a Met Gala table as inspiration for the party she hosted for us. I couldn't delete the email until I finally just saved the picture because I loved how the table looked so much. Then, in an email chain discussing hat possibilities, a friend who works for a milliner offered these beauties for all attendees, and again -- I couldn't let go of the image ! And THEN a friend sent a link to let me know my "Bold + British" wear for a themed black tie event had made New York Social Diary (the only blond head). All these images pouring in felt like such an organic Derby Party inspiration board. I know, now you have a whole year, so why am I posting this now ? Well, I think Preakness is coming up, and these could work for a lot of spring parties...
(Beth, Photo # 3 was really only posted because of your request :).