Known as the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby is the perfect excuse for me to host a day of festivities and fun. The race is almost always held on the first Saturday in May, so I find there’s plenty of time to plan the perfect party.
- Invitations -
I like to start with the invitation as it sets the tone for the event as well as relays important information such as when and where, any special attire (hats anyone?) and preps guests for (fun) wagering games (don't forget your twenty)!
- The Hat -
A Derby party wouldn't be complete without guests showing up in their best (prettiest, quirkiest) hats. There aren’t any rules to follow when choosing a hat — from simple and classic to extravagant and bold, it’s all about having fun! While the spotlight is often on women’s hats, I encourage men to join in on this tradition too with fedoras or a bowler hat.
- The Outfit -
Second to the hat is the outfit. I love to encourage Derby Attire - (bright, fun spring colors is just what we need this time of year). Trainer Tip - be sure your outfit doesn’t steal the spotlight - the hat must be the star!
- Entertainment -
What’s a horse race without some wagers on the line? Here are two wagering games to try: