Being that Kentucky experience is always the best it will not be fun to sit down on your own watching the rich and famous yuck it up at the crown jewel event of the Bluegrass state. One thing that you can do is to plan a Kentucky Derby party with your friends. If you are looking forward to planning a Kentucky Derby party with your friends, you should read more here.
The first thing is to set the mood. One thing that you should understand is that traditionally Kentucky derby is not an indoor affair and you should plan the derby party outdoors. If you know that your backyard is a dud, you can check with the local parks department to find out if you can use a public park. After you have identified your location, you should send your guests festive Kentucky derby-themed invitation. Which you can kick it old-school with the snail mail, or you can give your party the 21st-century touch with race-themed e-votes. It will also be best if your guest arrive two hours before the event so that they can drink, eat and merry.
Besides, you should also announce the dressing code. It is essential to tell your guests to come dressed for the occasion. Remember that if you forget this, the derby spell is broken. Have the women wear day party dresses in bright colours and prints and men to wear day slacks and blazers in cherry hues. You should also not forget classic hats such as fedoras, bowlers, boaters, flat caps or top hats and many others.
Apart from that, you should also choose a classy derby dcor. Of which it is required that you dress your outdoor space with derby themed dcor and avoid things that look like a birthday party. Apart from that, you should think of floral arrangements with roses. It is also essential that you use high-quality plasticware for eating.
Besides, you should serve up southern hospitality. One thing that you will have to is to prepare southern-themed appetizers and canaps’ so that the guests can snack on as they arrive. You should also serve dainty tea sandwiches, traditional cucumber-on-potato bread, the five-cheese pimento cheese and Kentucky hot brown and many more. It is also essential to ensure that there are also some healthy foods for the weight watchers.
Apart from that, you should shake up some liquid fun. It is essential to note that a Kentucky Derby party is not complete without the cocktail known as the mint julep, some beer or wine and some non-alcoholic beverages.