With the weather as cold as it has been it’s hard for me to believe that we are only a few short weeks away from the 1st Saturday in May and with it the running of the Kentucky Derby. Over the years we’ve thrown quite a few Derby parties. Ours are always low key and family friendly. I thought I’d take a minute and share with you some of my favorite Kentucky Derby Party Ideas, many of them are ideas that I’ve shared over the years and few are from other blogs.
Not sure if I’m throwing a Kentucky Derby Party this year, but I do LOVE the Derby. I mean I designed TWO lines of fabric that were inspired by it! Whatever your plans are or whatever part of the world you are in I hope you find these Kentucky Derby Party Ideas fun and helpful for you!
More than 21 Kentucky Derby Party Ideas:
Derby Party Printable Invitations:
Derby Party Food Ideas:
It’s all about the food, isn’t it? Here are a few ideas of some delicious desserts and appetizers to serve at your Derby Party.
3- Add a bit of extra fun to your Derby Pie with this fun idea from the Polo House
Derby Party Decorations Ideas:
Dress up your home with a bit of Derby Inspired decor! These are free printables and easy craft projects to make your Derby Party Sparkle!
10- Add a fun DIY Paper Bow tie to your glasses -Whether you’re serving soda pop or something more “grown-up” your glasses will be extra dapper with the addition of these bow ties.
Kentucky Derby Decorating Ideas:
Even if you’re not holding a Derby Party you can still dress up your home for the occasion. Here are some fun decorating ideas for your home.
Kentucky Derby Party Activity Ideas:
21-Draw Horses from a hat and give out fun prizes to the winners! This idea is particularly fun if you’re with a bunch of kids – you can’t beat these Kentucky Fried Chicken themed gift boxes! How fun would this be for prizes?
What to wear to a Kentucky Derby Party?
28- This DIY Fascinator made from Tissue Paper is fun and easy on the budget- so perfect for a party where you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a hat!
29- Let kids decorate their own Derby Hats with this fun Kids Derby Hat Tutorial
If you’re visiting Louisville for the Derby check out Lou What Wear for answers to many of your FAQ’s
Kentucky Derby FAQ’s, where to eat, how to get there, what to wear.