Throw a Derby Party

The Kentucky Derby is more than a horse race, it’s a long-standing tradition – and an excellent reason for a party! Whatever your budget or taste, there’s no wrong way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. So, break out the hats and Mint Juleps, it’s time to start planning your perfect Kentucky Derby party!

You can experience Derby from the comfort of your home, backyard, local bar or virtually any venue. Tune in to NBC Sports Network. for all the Kentucky Derby action! View NBC coverage times

GET YOUR OFFICIAL PARTY SUPPLIES- Visit the Kentucky Derby Store for all of your Official Kentucky Derby party supplies. Make sure you are ready for the fun with branded décor, apparel, and of course the official 2019 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep glass.

DON A DERBY HAT- Or fascinator. Wearing one is not only tradition, it is considered to be good luck! From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits.  View some popular styles and join in the celebration by dressing in the spirit of the day!

COOK UP SOMETHING DELICIOUS- Make sure your party is stocked to serve mint juleps with Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. For food items, we recommend traditional Southern fare, to create the full Kentucky Derby Experience.  Check out a few of our favorite recipes!

MAKE SURE YOU'RE READY TO BET- Be the perfect host by offering your guests a $10 Free Bet on TwinSpires, the Official Betting Site of the Kentucky Derby. Every time one of your guests signs up with your invitation code and places their first bet, you will receive a $10 FREE Bet and so will your guest!  Register NOW.  Learn more about how to bet the Derby, Expert Picks and the contenders, at Bet The Derby

PLAN ON SOME PARTY GAMES- What’s a party without games?  And what’s a Derby party without wagering games? The Derby Hat Draw and the Lucky Longshot are two of our favorites.  Learn how to play, and maybe even come up with a few of your own! 

FOLLOW THE KENTUCKY DERBY ON SOCIAL MEDIA- Get social with the Kentucky Derby. Join the conversation on social media using #kyderby and follow @kentuckyderby for live behind the scenes coverage!  Get your Derby Party pics on our social media wall by with #kyderbyparty.

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