The first Saturday in May is the Kentucky Derby and it is the perfect reason to host a party at your home! Better Homes & Gardens has a few party ideas to make your celebration a winner. From snacks to themed drinks and decorations, see how you can turn your home into the Kentucky Derby.
Southern-inspired decor is a big component of throwing the perfect derby party. Roses are a must as the Derby is also referred to as “The Run for the Roses.” Vintage silver serving ware, horseshoes, and miniature horses are also fun ideas. Think high-class traditions and down-home comfort. Don’t overdo it!
As we mentioned before, roses are a big part of the day and they can also be incorporated into the food. Better Homes & Gardens has delicious recipes for you to try including Strawberry, Mango, and Rose Pavlova and a traditional Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie.
Charcuterie boards, hush puppies, crackers, and nuts are a few other foods that will fit in perfectly with the theme. When grocery shopping, choose southern-style cuisine and you will not go wrong.
It is not a Kentucky Derby party without Mint Juleps! Get your muddler ready for this delicious bourbon-based cocktail! If you want to go all out, choose an authentic Kentucky bourbon. Garden Tea Punch is another derby classic that is nonalcoholic.
Encourage your guests to come in their derby best! This includes big hats, breezy sundresses, linen suits, and patterned bowties. Offer a small prize to for best hat and best dressed to make things a little more fun!
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
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