Throwing a Triple Crown Worthy Derby Watch Party

The Kentucky Derby, also known as “The Run for the Roses” is the first and most famous leg of the American Triple Crown series. This derby brings people from around the country to Louisville to watch their favorite horses compete in this famous race. With this excitement comes festivities, which often start well before the race and last long after. 

A great way to celebrate this famous race is with a watch party, with fun foods, fashion, and decorations to get everyone into the derby spirit. For typical Kentucky Derby parties, popular food choices include traditional southern cuisine, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts, specifically bourbon based pastries or pies. To compliment these items, creative cocktails and mocktails are often a hit as well. Some hosts may choose to do a potluck style or provide the catering themselves, but either way, food plays a big role in how we gather and celebrate traditional events.

Derby themed decorations and fashion can also up the excitement of Kentucky Derby watch parties. With the ladies in their hats and the men in their bowties, guests may enjoy different Derby themed games and activities leading up to the big race. Compliment these with themed music and home decor, and the perfect watch party is complete.

The possibilities are endless for how to plan the perfect Kentucky Derby watch party. From food, to fashion, to fun and games, these ideas will ensure that any watch party takes the Triple Crown.