Well, here in Indianapolis we all have Indy 500 fever! So I’ve decided to do a Race Day Week series with recipes you can use for your upcoming race day party. (And if you don’t care about race day, these recipes are perfect for Memorial Day festivities as well!)
Monday: Appetizer – The Perfect Deviled Eggs
Tuesday: Entree – Pulled Pork
Wednesday: Sides – Easy Mac & Cheese and Baked Beans
Thursday: Desserts – Chocolate Chip Cookies and Lemon Bars
Saturday: Bloggy Roundup – More Recipes and Ideas
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of the plastic black and white checkered tablecloths, plastic flags, etc. I wanted to use some ideas that make it a bit cozier and a little less like a party supply store.
Fabric Paper Thread has an easy tutorial for a super simple table runner. Instead of using a floral print, you could use a simple black and white gingham or a large black and white check pattern. Finish it off with some black bias tape, and you have an easy table runner.
Make a bunting like the one at A Mad Scientist’s Musings. Make it using checkered fabric, or contrasting black and white fabric. You could even add a “Welcome Race Fans” message on the flags as well.
Use big metal buckets to serve bottled and canned beverages. Do the same for the silverware to create a cohesive look. You could even take some chalkboard paint to the front of each bucket and label with a chalkboard marker.
If you’re serving beverages like tea and lemonade, use some beverage dispensers like this. Attractive and easy.
Serve drinks up in mason jars. So much cuter than plastic cups and these are easily reused for other purposes later.
Serve up desserts on a stand like this.
If you don’t want to use paper plates, serving your food on glass plates would be really nice.
These are all really nice ideas to use for your race day party and all are easily done. Enjoy preparing for your race day party!