This weekend we were lucky enough to attend a local event -- Picnic with Pops. Every year, the local philharmonic, joined by a guest artist, performs an outdoor concert. This year, we were treated to Tiempo Libre -- a grammy nominated Cuban music group.
It is an annual event for us, where we are joined by a group of lifelong friends. We have two tables, coordinated by the fabulous Donna, the mother of a childhood friend. I was assigned to bring dessert, so sticking with the "Pops" theme, I made these Apple Pie Pops.
The event was held out at Keeneland, which made for a beautiful backdrop. I wish I was good at estimating crowd sizes, but I have no idea how many people were there. As you can see from this picture, it was a great crowd.
The event includes a table judging contest. Attendees get extremely creative. There are always several wacky, over-the-top tables. Here are a few of my favorites:
Grey's Anatomy inspired table
Celebrity train wreck table, complete with Charlie Sheen Tiger Blood Jell-O Shots
A Bay of Pigs Roast, which included an adorable stuffed animal pig roasting on a stick
There were also some beautifully decorated tables. It was a great event to see new ideas and inspirations. This table was gorgeous, plus it kept with the Cuban theme.
This table had a sophisticated barbeque theme. Perfect for an outdoor dinner.