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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Style

With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, a celebration is in order and we’ve decided to double the fun! We let Churchill Downs and America’s greatest race inspire a special boy’s baby shower. But many of the ideas—such as silver cup trophy decorations and bow-tie floral accents—can translate to the Derby Day celebration of your choice. Add our delicious recipes, and we’re betting your Kentucky Derby festivities are sure to win.

With the final stretch in sight, this get-together gives the Run for the Roses a run for its money. Red roses and blue-and-white décor throughout make the party fit for a champion. Order a cake dressed in racing silks and accented with the Derby’s trademark blooms. Then, dress up vases of flowers with jockeys’ signature bow ties.

Create a horseshoe door hanger in little-boy blue—with ends up so the luck won’t run out. You can incorporate equestrian touches throughout your event decor.

Accents like monogrammed silver julep cups are the perfect nod to Louisville’s particular brand of Southern hospitality. Whether serving lemonade or Mint Juleps, they are the perfect way to dress up your selection of refreshments. Round out the menu with our Derby Day recipes on the next page.

Cucumber Dip

Kentucky Derby Pie Bars

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