Down on the Farm

Photo Courtesy of Custock Photography

Go for a farm fresh décor by bringing your guests down to the ground with this lovely and low table setting. 

Decorated with country blue linens and pillows, with oversized poufs, and soft muted colors mixed with grains and hay, you'll get a country farm feel while still adding in golden elegant touches.

Banjo Bash

If you're going g to do a farm fresh theme, bring in music that hearkens a folk feel, such as banjo and fiddle. 

Keep the music low and ssoft during dinner, but feel free to kick it up a notch for dancing later.

Line Dancing

Photo Courtesy of the Knot

If you think country and line dancing comes to mind, you'd not be alone. 
Go beyond the Cha Cha Slide and bring in a true country line dance expert to teach your guests to a mix of the classics like Louisiana Saturday Night and Boot Scoot Boogie to new popular favorites like Wagon Wheel. 

Irish Derby

Photo courtesy of Elana Lepkowski

Celebrate a Kentucky Derby the Irish way with this Irish Derby drink.

1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey, such as Redbreast
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao (or Cointreau)
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1/2 lime
2 dashes Angostura bitters
4-inch lime twist for garnish


Add whiskey, sweet vermouth, curaçao, lime juice, and bitters to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime twist.