Yesterday my husband and I attended a Kentucky Derby party hosted by West Laurel Hill Cemetery benefiting Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy. West Laurel Hill is an historic cemetery, arboretum and sculpture garden located on 187 beautiful acres in Bala Cynwyd. While the word ‘cemetery’ doesn’t generally scream ‘party’, West Laurel Hill is a fantastic, beautiful facility that serves as the backdrop for charity events, social occasions, book clubs, outdoor concerts, fairs and festivals, and even weddings.
The Kentucky Derby party featured live music, delicious catered food from Feastivities, horse & carriage rides, amazing mint juleps, raffles, prizes and of course, a screening of the 141st Kentucky Derby.
While my hat (which my daughter and I made with the help of my trusty glue gun) didn’t win the hat contest and my horse came in dead last, we enjoyed a great evening all for a great cause. We are definitely looking forward to more events at West Laurel Hill!