06 May

Kentucky Derby Party – Poster Printables

Kentucky Derby Party Games

Hello to everyone from {a very sunny} NYC! I just finished up my first appearance on the Today Show (something that’s honestly been a dream for years – hooray!!)… and wanted to share a couple free downloads from the segment.

The theme was Kentucky Derby Party ideas, and since the show was running a little late we only about 3-1/2 minutes to work with so we skipped over a few things, but I was so happy that Kathie Lee & Hoda made a point to get to the game because this is an easy way to add a fun element to your party… and best of all it’s PERSONALIZED!

Kentucky Derby Party Games

These are “Derby-ized” versions of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game. I designed some new posters for “Pin the Hat on the Southern Belle” and “Pin the Jockey on the Horse“. You can add your own favorite faces to the Southern Belle Poster and to the individual Jockeys. I like the idea of not telling guests about this ahead of time and just enjoying the laughter when they see the game (and some familiar faces) revealed. This game can be especially entertaining after a couple cocktails!

Links to download everything are below. I’m running out the door to meet with some colleagues for lunch then do walkthroughs of venues for an event we’re hosting here in July! Hope everyone enjoys watching the Kentucky Derby tomorrow and celebrates with a Mint Julep (or Mint Julep Cupcake!)



Pin the Hat on the Southern Belle Poster
(Make sure to personalize this poster with your own photos!)

Southern Belle Hats

Pin the Jockey on the Horse Poster

(Make sure to personalize the Jockeys your own favorite faces!)

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Marisol SAYS:

Congrats! Great accomplishment!!

Reply May 6, 2011 at 9:22 am


Those are too, too funny! LOVE the ideas.

Reply May 6, 2011 at 9:47 am

Jessica Wilcox-Modern Moments Designs SAYS:

I have the TV on (I never have the TV on during the day) waiting to see your pretty face!! I’m so proud of you Jenn!!! You go GIRL!!!!! Happy {early} Mother’s Day gift to you!!! You deserve it!

Reply May 6, 2011 at 9:59 am

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams SAYS:

Congrats on making it onto the Today Show!!! Yeah!

Reply May 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

Monique of Enchanted Expectations SAYS:

Congrats to you. Long time coming & much deserved!

Reply May 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Janyce SAYS:

How can I find the Mint Julep cupcake recipe?

Reply May 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

HI Janyce – Here’s a link to the recipe :)

May 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

laura~eye candy event details SAYS:

I watched & you did FANTASTIC! Great job – you looked like a natural! =)

Reply May 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm

samantha SAYS:

Caught you on the today show great ideas. So I check out your blog can’t wait to tell my friends the love it congratz.

Reply May 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Melissa SAYS:

Awesome job Jenn you were awesome so cool and collected.Enjoy NYC.

Reply May 6, 2011 at 6:12 pm

rosa SAYS:

wow!!! fantastico grazie per condividere con noi tutto questo saluti dall’italia rosa

Reply May 7, 2011 at 1:22 am


What a fun post! The pin the hat on the Southern belle is hysterical! http://www.skylarkmanor.com

Reply May 7, 2011 at 2:55 am

CreativeBusyHand SAYS:

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on May. 07, 2011. Thanks again.

Reply May 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

Maureen Anders SAYS:

I watched live and you did a GREAT JOB! You SO fit in w/ the show – you owned the segment and didn’t make it seem to rushed but still covered a lot! ;-) GREAT WORK!

Reply May 7, 2011 at 5:56 pm


How adorable, such a great segment! Do you have the pom. champagne cocktail recipe to share? Thank you!

Reply May 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

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