23 Apr

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas (+ Bring the Derby Home Sweepstakes)

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas (+ Bring the Derby Home Sweepstakes)

The Kentucky Derby is coming up soon – Saturday, May 2nd – and even if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs yourself, this is SUCH a fun excuse to get together and throw a party at home!

You can go all out with a specific theme like Hats n’ Heels, Racing/Silks, Infield, etc – or keep it casual with simple cocktails, appetizers, and a good view of the flat screen! KentuckyDerbyParty.com has tons of great ideas for celebrating at home – from Derby-appropriate recipes by chef Bobby Flay to themed party ideas to Derby party invitations. (A few favorites from the invitation designs are pictured below.)

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas (+ Bring the Derby Home Sweepstakes)

And if you’re REALLY looking for an excuse to party – here’s a good one: KentuckyDerbyParty.com is currently hosting the “Bring the Derby Home! Sweepstakes” where you can win a Derby party for you and 20 of your closest friends! The party is valued at over $3500 and includes a 32″ Toshiba Flat Screen! Just register on KentuckyDerbyParty.com by noon tomorrow (Friday, April 24th) to enter the sweepstakes – it only takes a minute!

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas (+ Bring the Derby Home Sweepstakes)

(Learn more about the history & traditions of the KD here.)

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Katy SAYS:

Love this!

Reply April 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

Megan SAYS:

What a great website – so much info! Thanks for sharing.

Reply April 23, 2009 at 10:38 am

Erin SAYS:

Thanks so much for posting this! I was born and raised in KY (now live in Nashville), and Derby celebrations are SO much fun!

Reply April 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

Juligie SAYS:

What a cool party that would be! and how fabulous is their logo!?

Reply April 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Sugar and Spice Event Design SAYS:

this makes me wanna find a reason to party!

Reply April 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Thanks for the inspiration board link, CeeCee! Looks great! :)

Reply April 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

franki durbin SAYS:

listen… I’ve already bought my big hat for the big day! Who doesn’t want an excuse to wear a huge hat that would seem utterly ridiculous any other day. So I’d say Hats n’ Heels is the theme of the party. I like it! Great idea! :)

Big hats, a special cocktail and some Bobby Flay recipes. perfection! Thanks for the “nudge” to take the event one step further :D

Reply April 25, 2009 at 7:50 am

CeeCee SAYS:

Thanks Jen….love your site =)

Reply April 25, 2009 at 5:20 pm

John T. SAYS:

For betting at your party check out iBookie – iPhone or iPod touch application that handles Win, Place, Show betting.


Reply April 28, 2009 at 9:26 am

Tina Lane SAYS:

I am glad I am not the only one throwing a derby party!!! Check out my reinvented Mint Julep at http://www.floridagirlmidwest.blogspot.com

Reply May 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

ClubVip SAYS:

It is a nice party idea! I never thought about that so far! I might “steal” it for my next party!

Reply May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm

kelly SAYS:

loved the idea im going to give it a go at my 1st kentucky derby party! cant wait!

Reply May 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Paul SAYS:

Hosted a Kentucky Derby Party in Houston, TX…quite the event for 2011! Enjoy some photos from all the festivities!


Reply June 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm

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