Plan Your Own Derby Party

Party Checklist

Here's a tip sheet to ensure you don't miss any details!


  • Determine the venue and event time (Click here for television coverage schedule)
  • Contact friends or relatives with a "Save the Date" email or call
  • Determine attire and/or other requirements of guests (Dressy or Casual)
  • Purchase official Derby party supplies and favors
  • Create and fund a account so everyone can wager on the day's races.
  • Order raceday programs to be delivered to your home.
  • Determine menu and print recipes
  • Obtain liquors and other libations
  • Determine if silver, china and other place settings are in order. We suggest taking a look at the Arthur Court Collection of Kentucky Derby licensed product.
  • Finalize guest list
  • Go shopping for appropriate attire/Derby hat!
  • Print out lyrics to "My Old Kentucky Home"

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kentucky Oaks 141 Logo

  • Enjoy live coverage of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks 140 at Churchill Downs from 5-6 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports to get in the Kentucky Derby mood!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kentucky Derby 141 Logo

  • Arrange your table top in the morning (so you have plenty of time to get ready!)
  • Purchase extra ice
  • Print racing forms for guests
  • Tune into NBC for coverage of the undercard races, Red Carpet & Kentucky Derby 141.