It is advisable that when it comes to Kentucky Derby, you should not sit down on your own watching the rich and famous yuck it up at the crown jewel event of the Bluegrass state. In this case, it will be best to plan your own Kentucky Derby with your friends. If you are looking forward to planning a Kentucky Derby party with your friends, you should read more here.
One of the things that you should do 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. Once you have got 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.
The next thing is to announce the dressing code. Make sure that you tell your guests to come dressed for the event. You find that without this the derby spell is broken. Here women should wear day party dresses in bright colours and prints and men to wear day slacks and blazers in cherry hues. Besides, they should also come with those classic hats such as fedoras, bowlers, boaters, flat caps or top hats among others.
Not only that but you should also choose a classy derby dcor. Where you will have to dress up your outdoor space with elegant derby-themed dcor and ensure you avoid things that look like a birthday party. You can also use floral arrangements by including roses. It is also essential that you use high-quality plasticware for eating.
Apart from that, 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. Besides, you should serve dainty tea sandwiches, classic cucumber-on-potato bread, the five-cheese pimento cheese and Kentucky hot brown among others. Apart from that, you should also make sure that there are also healthy foods for weight watchers.
Last but not least, you should also shake up some liquid fun. One thing that you need to know is that you will not enjoy Kentucky Derby party without the cocktail the mint julep, some wine as well as the beer and some non-alcoholic beverages.