derby party table

Take your Derby party table beyond the red roses!  Whimsical touches like betting tickets, gold coins and binoculars are a fun twist to your traditional centerpiece.  Anything “horsey” is fun!

 image via marthastewart

A few tips for the perfect Derby party:

1.  Stock the bar with plenty of good bourbon and be sure to practice your mint julep recipe so you can keep them flowing all day long. The julep is the classic Derby drink but, since it isn’t for everyone, be sure to have other options available.

2.  Serve your guests delicious Southern classics.  Kentucky hot browns and Derby pie are always big hits – so is this fantastic Derby parfait.

3.  Encourage your guests to wear a Derby hat.  It is so fun to see what people wear!


Is anyone having a party this Saturday?


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