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!
Derby Party Printable Invitations:
1- Start your party off right with these Derby Party Printable Invitations! Grab them HERE.
Derby Party Food Ideas:
2- Bake your own Derby Pie Cupcakes with this Recipe
3- Add a bit of extra fun to your Derby Pie with this fun idea from the Polo House
4– For something a little different serve this fun Derby Pie Milkshake
5- These Bite-Sized Hot Brown Bites are a Louisville tradition, and being bite-sized are super easy to serve at a party.
Derby Party Decorations Ideas:
6– Print & Hang out a Run for the Roses Banner
7- Create some Paper Prize Ribbon Rosettes for Derby Party Decorations
8- Decorate your balloons with horseshoes for good luck!
9- Customize your Plates with these fun Derby Printables
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.
11- Then pop a fun Derby Hat Drink Stirrer into the glass! via Pizzazerie
Kentucky Derby Decorating Ideas:
12-Add a fun pop to your Home Decor with these Kentucky Derby DIY Burlap Pillow Wraps
13-Create a Derby Wreath
14-Simple Fabric Wrapped Wreath
15-If you love to Quilt, Stitch up this fun Jockey Silks Table Runner
16- This Roses Horseshoe Wreath is Adorable
17- Stitch up some Pillows with this fun Derby Fabric!
18- Hang some fun Derby Subway Art with these Printables
19- You can’t beat a trophy for fun Decor! Idea from Better Homes & Gardens