Plan Your Own Derby Party

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            Welcome to, the official party planning website of the Kentucky Derby Presented by YUM! Brands. 

            The 2012 party planning site will showcase everything you need to know to throw an authentic Kentucky Derby party.  Whether you wish to host a backyard BBQ or a more formal, upscale soiree, we have all the tools you will need to make your affair a success. 

            Make sure to register your party on to be entered into the “Bring the Derby Home!” Sweepstakes presented by Woodford Reserve, where you could win the ultimate Kentucky Derby Party for 40 of your closest friends!  The prize package includes a flatscreen television, catering for 40, and lots of officially licensed merchandise to give your party that authentic Derby look and feel. Must be 21 years of age or older to register for the sweepstakes.

            The time to start planning your Kentucky Derby Party is now!  You will want to make sure that you and others have plenty of time to save the date and get ready for Kentucky Derby 138. Consult our party ideas to get you started.  Once you are on the right track, be sure to reference the party checklist to make sure you don’t miss any details. 

            We have plenty of food and beverage suggestions to bring some genuinely southern inspired authenticity to your table.  Many recipes are submitted by high profile chefs slated to appear at the annual Taste of Derby event, hosted by Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Oaks.  And of course, we have all the tools you need to mix some of the best drinks you would find at the racetrack on Derby weekend, including the Mint Julep, Oaks Lily & Bacardi Mojito.

             Also be sure to take a gander at our fashion photos that run the gamut of Kentucky Derby style.  From super casual Infield inspirations to the chic sophistication of the Red Carpet, you are sure to find a fun dress code to apply to your affair.

             We hope you enjoy and look forward to hearing about your Kentucky Derby Party!  Keep us posted on how your party planning is going by connecting with us on Facebook at  We also love seeing photos, even videos, of how your party turned out.

Stay tuned for more updates leading up to Kentucky Derby 138!