Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

Facebook Party of the Week Winner, Kristen Cardona, tells us about her Kentucky Derby Party!

"The Churchhill Downs Spire entrance" added extravagance to my party and was used as one of the main "photo ops" of the day. The spires were joined with my 3 foot red rose horseshoe made of over 500 red roses. My party invite said to dress as "anything" you would see at the Derby. Since I have creative family and friends I was joined by 3 jockeys, 3 horses, a bugle player and many fancy hats and well dressed guests.

All guests were greeted with Shindigz "lucky horseshoe rings" and surrounded by decor of red rose centerpieces, Shindigz "plastic jockey helmets", "glitter horseshoe cutouts", "derby day whirls", and Kentucky Derby "Run for the Roses" yard signs. Guests voted on several categories and prizes were awarded for best dressed male/female, most creative male/female, best hat and most creative hat.

I served food downstairs and to keep the feel of the race I used the Shindigz "dirt racetrack backdrop", "upper deck stadium room roll" and "race horse props". I covered the walls giving a realistic feel of being at the race.

For my dining room I chose to serve desserts in the "Infield". I used as astro turf as the base, purchased at my local home improvement store, made a fence from lollipop sticks and created a realistic race track with graham cracker crumbs. I finalized the track with plastic racehorse cupcake toppers and made sure I had horse hoof prints in the dirt. The infield was completed with tiered dessert dishes and stands covered in red rose paper. I couldn’t forget the fans. I used Shindigz "upper deck stadium room roll" as the backdrop for the table, giving the look of a full grandstand of onlookers.

Of course no Kentucky Derby is complete without a photo with the Derby Winning Horse. Shindigz "Kentucky Derby Winning Horse standee" is 7 feet tall and left my guests speechless.

My Kentucky Derby party decorated with Shindigz party supplies was one to remember and one that surely will not be outdone!