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10 Essential Steps to Host a Memorable Derby Party


A derby-themed party is definitely something that your guests will look forward to. Here is a 10-step guide on how to host a derby party with BAMA Derby:

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  1. Start with Themed Invitations: Craft invitations that set the Derby mood. Encourage guests to dress in Derby attire, with ladies in fancy hats and gentlemen in suits.

  2. Set Up a Virtual Platform: Choose a reliable platform for your online event. Ensure it supports live streaming and interactive features.

  3. Distribute 'Funny Money': Give each guest virtual 'funny money' for betting on races. Personalize it with sponsor logos or unique designs for added fun.

  4. Create a Race Program: Develop a digital race program with details about the horses, betting tips, and sponsor logos.

  5. Arrange a Live MC or Announcer: A lively MC or announcer can keep the energy high, announce races, and guide the betting process.

  6. Organize Virtual Betting Booths: Have an online system where guests can place their bets using the 'funny money'.

  7. Live Stream Races: Use pre-recorded or simulated horse races for guests to watch and bet on.

  8. Plan Interactive Activities: Include virtual contests such as 'Best Hat' or 'Best Dressed' to engage guests.


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9. Serve Traditional Derby Cuisine: Share recipes of traditional Derby foods and drinks for guests to enjoy at home, like Mint Juleps and Derby Pie.


10. Conclude with Prize Drawings: Use virtual winnings for prize drawings or auctions. Offer creative prizes to keep the excitement going.




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At Bama Derby, we pride ourselves on creating unique and enjoyable experiences for every event, big or intimate. Contact us and let's make your event thrilling!






Danny Brewer

Danny Brewer, President and CEO of Feel The Beat Entertainment and owner of BAMA Casino Company, brings over 30 years of experience in entertainment. He oversees teams that specialize in premium casino entertainment and top-tier customer service. His ventures, including Feel The Beat Entertainment and Cool Shots Photo Booth, cater to a diverse array of events from corporate to private parties. Renowned in the industry, Brewer is a speaker at trade shows and sets high standards for clients across various scales.


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