How to Host a Kentucky Derby Party
I really love hosting a Kentucky Derby Party, but this year, with the derby falling just two weeks after Easter, I just don’t have it in me! If you want to gather friends, don a hat and watch the classic race, following are all kinds of ideas for how to host a Kentucky Derby Party!
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Set the table:
Add a horse to your tabletop to immediately set the mood and style.
Add red roses and some little trophies, then bring on the food! Serve up traditional Derby or southern favorites! Think, southern ham, pimento cheese spread, pecans, bourbon balls! Add some ribbon that suggests the silks the jockeys wear!
Don’t forgo the Mint Juleps! Provide all of the ingredients and display the recipe nearby! If you want to get official, pick up some Mint Julep Cups!
Get creative setting a table full of cupcakes set up on a racetrack! This stylist used brown sugar for the track!
OR…just order a horseshoe cake adorned with red frosting roses or make your own! Will you be celebrating the Derby?