The Perfect Celebration for “Run for the Roses”

The Kentucky Derby is the longest-running athletic event in America, which has taken place for the past 150 years. This horse race is the first event in the American Triple Crown series and is one of the most anticipated events on the sports calendar. The festivities can last all day, even though the race itself only lasts a little over two minutes. As the anniversary of the Kentucky Derby approaches, Kentucky Derby party hosts are already coming up with creative ways to view the race. 

Invitations are very important to send out early to guests, since they tell important information such as the location, dress code, date, and time of the event. Once guests begin to RSVP, hosts can begin to determine how many people they will have to feed and entertain throughout the day. Food should definitely include Southern staples such as  fried chicken, fried okra, and buttermilk hush puppies, along with pecan pie for dessert. Catering can be a convenient choice, or a potluck-style meal can be selected. 

Providing entertainment is also important. Options range from extravagant hat competitions to Derby-themed Bingo to keep guests entertained throughout the day. Decorations for the viewing party should honor Southern culture and include roses, which are associated with the Derby’s nickname, “Run for the Roses.”