Off to the Races! Kentucky Derby & Dress Up Day 

We love to get dressed up and have small get-togethers! And what better time than with long days of sunshine and blue skies ahead? With this in mind, we’re sharing items that are elegant yet can be used in day-to-day life. Even better with the Kentucky Derby coming up on May 1. Treat yourself or create a box for a friend, with gifts that can be used for a memorable day of delicious drinks and exhilarating entertainment. To help you create the perfect gift box, we’re sharing sophisticated goodies for those who love to get all dolled up and know how to have a good time!

Acrylic Drink Stir Stick

A cute cocktail accessory, acrylic drink stir sticks are as functional as they are fun. They can be used to easily differentiate whose drink is whose. Choose from a selection of different designs, including champagne, bloody mary & tequila.

Sangria Spice Blend

By Oliver Puff & Co., this Sangria Spice Blend is a delicious mix that you and your guest won’t be able to get enough of. Pair it with one or two of our stylish stemless wine glasses or flutes and you’re good to go! 

Acrylic Charcuterie Markers

There is nothing better to compliment a drink than a delicious cheese and meat spread. These classic markers are the perfect way to label the cheese on your charcuterie board - such as our luxe white cheddar and camembert cheese spread! Plus they’re reusable, so you can use them time & time again.

Cocktail Mixer

True Brands cocktail mixer in Something Splendid box

This sleek three-piece shaker brings a sense of sophistication to any home happy hour. Featuring a copper and marble-colored exterior, it comes with a built-in strainer and detachable lid, to make craft cocktails accessible and stylish.

Moscow Mule Cup

Like many cocktails, the vessel you serve a drink in can enhance the experience. This mug is made of a durable stainless steel frame and polished copper-plated exterior, with an intricate brass zig-zag handle and a burnished high-shine finish.

To make your gift even more special, consider including this tried & true Mint Julep recipe featuring a classic Kentucky bourbon!

  1. Add fresh mint leaves & a 1/2 part simple syrup to a julep cup.
  2. Gently muddle mint to express the oils - avoid over-muddling or using too much force!
  3. Add crushed ice.
  4. Pour Maker's Mark (or your bourbon of choice) over (preferably crushed) ice.
  5. Stir and garnish with a mint sprig - slap the mint against your wrist or hand to stimulate its fragrance.

If you’d like to keep things simple, opt instead for one of our beautiful curated gift boxes. There’s something for everyone, some of our personal favorites being the Everybloody Needs Somebody Gift Box and Brie Mine Gift Box. These two boxes are ideal for home hosting!

We hope you enjoy getting down & derby! 

From Elyse, Erynn + Allison 

Owners, Something Splendid

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