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Crafting the Perfect Kentucky Derby Party

Everything you need for an unforgettable Derby day, from traditional attire to the classic derby pie, is right here.


The Kentucky Derby, steeped in American heritage, is not just a horse race; it's an occasion for grand celebrations. Held at Louisville's Churchill Downs, this event is typically in May.


Here is a complete guide to your Kentucky Derby party, covering everything from menu choices to décor and attire.


Innovative Party Invitations First impressions count, and your invitations should speak volumes. Invitations give a glimpse of the world you want to offer in your party. Get creative by integrating Derby elements like striking hats or the signature mint julep, setting the scene for your event.



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Derby Day Décor and Dress Code The décor should honor Derby traditions. Think lush garden settings with floral centerpieces and elegant table settings. Encourage guests to dress in Derby best: colorful dresses and wide-brimmed hats for women, and crisp suits with striking accessories for men.


Engage with Traditional Elements The classics always work. Start with a sing-along to 'My Old Kentucky Home' and celebrate the race's winner with a special toast.




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Signature Derby Pie and More No Derby party is complete without derby pie, a staple with a rich history. Imagine that perfect crust with chocolate and walnut. A classic, and truly delectable!


Southern Delights for Your Table Finally, the menu should reflect Southern charm. Include a variety of Southern dishes, such as savory chicken wings and sweet hand pies, allowing you to enjoy the party rather than being tied to the kitchen.




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At BAMA Derby, we take pride in creating unique experiences for every event, ensuring your Kentucky Derby party is both stylish and enjoyable. Contact us and let's make your event memorable!






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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