March 28, 2024

Hosting the Perfect Derby Party

Hosting the Perfect Derby Party

It’s derby season in Kentucky and time to prep for the run for the roses by planning a party that is only fit for the winner’s circle! Some would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year and our Kentucky lovin’ hearts couldn’t agree more. Light our Kentucky Bourbon Nouveau candle  to party prep for the occasion and keep scrolling for some of our favorite tips that will make the best two minutes in sports the most perfect soiree! 

Encourage your guest to dress for the occasion

Take your derby party to the next level by encouraging your guests to bust out their finest suits, their biggest hats, and their most frivolous dresses. You may not be sitting in the owners box, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you should be!

Set up a Betting Station

Make the odds ever in your favor with a betting station that will raise the stakes for all of your guests.  You can create a DIY version yourself or use a template from an online source. If your guests aren’t familiar with betting on horses, direct them to the Twin Spires website to review their beginners guide

Bake a coveted Derby Pie

Derby pie? Say no more! This classic pie will have your guests racing towards the dessert table like a thoroughbred down the stretch. You can see our coveted recipe HERE and don’t forget the whipped cream on top! 

Don’t Forget the Roses

Since the Derby is also referred to as "The Run for the Roses", this accent decor cannot be missed!  Every year the Derby winner receives over 400 roses sewn into a blanket after the race, so give your guests a similar treat with a rose centerpiece at your Derby party.

With a little planning and a little Candleberry your Derby party is sure to the talk of the winner’s circle for years to come!