Happy May 1st!
May is my favorite spring month as it brings beautiful May flowers here in North Carolina. . .
And is the month when pretty-in-pink Knock Out Roses and Peonies bloom.
With the arrival of May comes celebrations and holidays. . . Cinco de Mayo, The Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day!
The 145th Running of the Kentucky Derby at Church Hill Downs is on Saturday, May 4th this year.
Sip on a Sweet Tea Julep, a marriage of two classic Southern drinks, the mint julep and sweet tea, for Derby Day.
Equestrian plaid is married with roses and Mint Julep Cups serve as vases for azalea blooms and sprigs of mint in an Off To The Races Derby-Inspired Tablescape, inspired by the “Run for the Roses”.
Mini Derby Pies marry pecan pie with chocolate and a touch of Kentucky bourbon for a winning trifecta. This Bluegrass-inspired recipe is just the right size for “the most exciting two minutes in sports”!
Mini Kentucky Hot Browns, a Run for the Roses appetizer and quintessential Derby Day party food.
Cool off with a frozen cocktail for your summer fiesta, Cinco de Mayo or Run for the Roses celebration.
Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days. . .
You can find a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration, HERE, with recipes for Cinco De Mayo Mini Taco Dips, Dos Berry Salsa, and Key Lime Margarita Cupcakes, to name a few!
Celebrate with a South of the Border Flavor table and a fiesta of food and flowers. . .
Quench your thirst with some Sangria Mexicana . . .
Or a Cucumber Margarita.
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12th this year. . .
Celebrate with a Flowers for Mother’s Day Table
Or assemble a floral arrangement for Mother’s Day from a Chick-fil-A Bouquet. . .
Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch Strawberry Bellini