Saturday, May 1, 2021

May Day and Derby Day

Happy May Day!  Did anyone hang a bouquet of flowers on your door today?  I wonder how much the tradition is followed in the United States as it is in Europe.

I didn't make any May Day flower baskets, but I did make a sample favor for The Whitney's upcoming Gentlemen's Tea to be held the weekend of Father's Day.  When I was asked to come up with ideas for masculine favors for the event, I ordered some golf ball cups thinking they'd be easier for guys to handle than dainty china teacups.  When they arrived this week, I didn't think they had a good mouth feel, so I came up with an alternative plan.  I made a candy arrangement in the cup to go at each place setting.  My boss liked the idea, so guess what I'm going to be busy making!

My chocolate candy molding project for the Generations Tea next Saturday is all completed and the chocolate teacups and teapots are tucked inside 72 teapot favor boxes.  Time to start another project!  ;-)

It was a busy day at The Whitney today.  We had 69 for Afternoon Tea, and when I left for home the servers were busy preparing for a private Kentucky Derby Party.  At the service bar area ice was being crushed for Mint Juleps.

Derby Day reminded me of the Kentucky Tea Tour tea and blogging friend Linda Jennings coordinated in 2014, which included a day trip to Lexington for tea at Greentree Tearoom and then a stop at a beautiful horse farm.  Hard to believe that was seven years ago!


  1. We always enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby. We have picked the winner only a few times.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  2. No flowers on the door here, but there are plenty of lovely ones in bloom. I like your "golf mug" table decor, although you may be tired of them by the time they are all made. You do so much to make Tea at the Whitney an extra special experience.

  3. This year, just the two of us watched the Derby on TV like most Kentuckians. The weather was perfect for the first Saturday in May. I look forward to tea and travel again. We are fortunate to have shared several tea travels in the past.


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