This year was extra special because I had a little jockey running. "Riding" his horse, ThunderLine, he won his heat and placed (came in 2nd) in the Championship heat. He was a little disappointed that he didn't win and even had to fight back tears, but once he received a trophy, all was fine. This year, the parents from each grade also set up a themed cupcake table for the kids in that grade.
The Kindergarten Table -- We chose a "Paddock" theme, since the Kindergarteners all had their "horses" with them.
Jockey Fuel lemonade and cupcakes. Cupcakes were provided by Loren, Lisa and Kim - three fabulous Kindergarten moms!
Little bags of "horse treats" for the jockeys and their horses.
Apples for the horses.
The Thrid Grade Table -- Moms Kate and Kelly chose a rose and horse themed design. I spy a Mirabelle Creations Derby Cake Bunting and Cupcake Toppers. They did a fabulous job; it was a beautiful table!
Even the icing on the cupcakes and little cake looked like roses.
And they're off. . .
No race with be complete without a trumpeteer playing "Call to the Post"! Proud winner of his heat.
Loren and I had lots of little jockeys that needed refreshment after the races.
My favorite jockey!
What a fun day! A huge "Thank You" to the kindergarten teachers and the PTO. So many people came together to create a memorable event. Nothing is more inspiring then seeing people work so hard to make special memories for kids!