Planning the Perfect Derby Themed Party

The Kentucky Derby is a hallmark of American sports culture, and is one of the longest running sporting events in the country. The race itself is extremely short, lasting about only 2 minutes as the country’s fastest horses race around a 1.25 mile long track. However, festivities can last all day, and this year is expected to be even more extravagant, as the race is commemorating its 150th anniversary. 

People planning on hosting a Kentucky Derby party need to consider a lot of factors when party planning. Deciding what food will be served to guests is one of the most important considerations. Southern cuisine is usually a top selection for the Kentucky Derby, especially favorites such as fried chicken, fried okra, pork sliders, and buttermilk hush puppies. A lot of caterers in the Louisville area serve this type of food, which can offer a lot of convenience for hosts. 

Activities and music also contribute to a great party atmosphere. Some popular games include Derby-related Bingo, an extravagant hat contest, horseshoe toss, and betting on the winners of the Derby. “My Old Kentucky Home” and “Run for the Roses” are two popular songs that are sure to set the mood at the party as well.

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