Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

137th Kentucky Derby May 7th, 2011
137th Kentucky Derby Party
Host this years Kentucky Derby Party! The first Saturday of May is always reserved in my heart for the annual Kentucky Derby! Held in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the best mixture of class, fashion, money and sports.

Kentucky Derby Party Supplies

Officially licensed 137th Kentucky Derby Supplies
Officially licensed 137th Kentucky Derby Party Supplies

  • Use the colour theme black, white and turquoise
  • For the “Blanket of Roses” Decorate with an plethora of Roses. They are beautiful and smell fantastic
  • Play and sing the song “My Old Kentucky Home”
  • Have horse shoes scattered for good luck!
  • Have extra hats! They are a must at the Kentucky Derby
  • Make booklets with information about the horses. Stats, history, colours, etc.
  • Use horse figurines or Jockey Hats for the centerpiece

Kentucky Derby Attire

The Kentucky Derby is a fashionable event. Wear a trendy new spring dress and of course a large beautiful hat. Don’t forget the shoes, something sleek and sexy.

For the man, dress in a classic suit. Appear to be a high roller. (if you aren't already!) Wear a Black Fedora Hat
For kids, it would be fun to rent or buy slip on Horse Costumes where it looked like they are riding the horse.

By Stephen Foster

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home, Tis summer, the people are gay; The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom While the birds make music all the day.

The young folks roll on the little cabin floor All merry, all happy and bright; By'n by hard times comes a knocking at the door Then my old Kentucky home, Good-night!

Weep no more my lady. Oh! Weep no more today! We will sing one song for my old Kentucky home For the old Kentucky home, far away.

Kentucky Derby Party Food

  • The Mint Julep. An iced drink:bourbon, mint and a sugar, served in souvenir glasses printed with Derby winners
    • 2 cups of sugar
    • 2 cups of water
    • Sprigs of fresh mint
    • Crushed ice and whisky of your choice
  • Raspberry / Strawberry punch (non-alcoholic)
  • Beer. Have a wide variety of foreign and domestic
  • Serve finger foods
  • Strawberry and fruit tray
  • Vegetable tray
  • Shrimp with sauce
  • Warm mozzarella sticks
  • Nuts with a cracker (make sure there are no nut allergies)
  • Homemade pie with whip cream
Horse Cake
Horse Cake

Kentucky Derby Favors

Give Roses away to your Guests as a Thank you for coming!

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