How to throw a Derby party of your own!
Millinery by Sally Faith Steinmann
to serve ~ How to decorate ~ Derby party invitations
news resources ~ Derby hats
if you are not able to get to the Derby this coming May, the
wonderful news is you can still celebrate this amazing event with
friends and family by throwing your very own Derby party! All you
need is a little creative planning, a desire to enjoy this
special springtime event, and others who are willing to join you
in the fun. Here are a few ideas to get your wheels turning. And
be sure to explore the links included at the very end of this
list for further information from some of the Derby party
it started - Create invitations to your Derby party using a
Derby theme. You can make invitations in the shape of a racing
cap in the stable colors of your favorite entry. Or how about
ladies' Derby hats decorated with all the trimmings? Invite
friends and family to help in the fun of planning and creating
invitations. And ask those invited to wear a hat.
Day of the Party - Watch the Derby festivities on t.v. with
all your guests. And how about having a hat contest for the best
hat with prizes for Win, Place, and Show? Come up with creative
judging categories such as the Smarty Jones, the Smelling Like a
Rose (for the best floral design), or the Mint Julep.
- Offer mint juleps, Hot Brown sandwiches, and chocolate bourbon
pecan pie. Get creative from there - bake cookies in the shape of
hats, or perhaps even with the racing colors of the Derby
you do, don't forget the ROSES - decorate generously with large
vases of lovely red roses. And how about lapel corsages for
everyone who attends?
more Derby party ideas, click on any of the following links to
find out all sorts of creative ideas for planning your own Derby
For actual updates on
Derby news leading up to Derby Day, click on any of the following
more information on Kentucky Derby 2014
information on the history of the Derby, the Kentucky Oaks for
3-year-old fillies, the Derby museum, the hat parades, or the
Derby store, click on the following:
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