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The Kentucky Derby is THE signature event of the Triple Crown...the hats, the juleps, the celebs that pretend to love horse racing!  Here's how to celebrate if you can't make it to Churchill Downs...

Party decor and favors/games...give your guests a chocolate rose or hang a red rose IS the Run for the Roses, afterall...pass out racing forms and collect some coins for a small stakes bet to keep it fun!
HORSE RACING TOTE TICKETS SET OF 75 WIN, PLACE, SHOWHORSE AND JOCKEY CENTERPIECE DECORATIONHORSE RACING PARTY FAVOR OR HAT/HELMET W/ JOCKEY GOGGLESHORSE RACING PARTY PENNANT BANNERTALK DERBY TO ME 3" BUTTONPlastic Galloping Horses (2/pkg)Horse Racing Coasters Pk of 8- A Day At the Races- 4 StylesSweetheart Chocolate Rose Candy Bouquet - 1 Dozen Red Chocolate Roses in a Gift Basket17 inch diameter Red Rose Wreath w Berry
Classic mint julep cups...use them afterward to hold pretty flowers!
4.5" Beaded Mint Julep Cup - Beaded Mint Julep CupTwo's Company Mint Julep Cups in Gift Box, Lacquered Silver Plated Brass, Set of 4
You MUST wear a great hat (apologies for the creepy mannequin heads)...
Kentucky Derby Hat Edwardian Style Hat designed by Darna "Spirit of Barbaro" Brown & Ivory Ascot HatKentucky Derby Hat Edwardian Style Hat Design by Darna "Run for the Roses" 1 featherKentucky Derby Hat Edwardian Style Hat Design by Darna "Kentucky Morning"Kentucky Derby Hat Edwardian Style Hat designed by Darna "Run for the Roses Crystal Fairy" Red 4 feathersKentucky Derby Hat Edwardian Style Hat Tea Hat Designed by Darna "Run for the Roses Crystal Fairy" Blue/white

For broadcast information and to learn more about Churchill Downs and the prospective field of horses and jockeys click here and here and here...

For a great Mint Julep recipe click here...

Pass out copies of the lyrics to My Old Kentucky home so your guests to sing along before the race...

The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky home,
'Tis summer, and people are gay;
The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom
While the birds make music all the day.

The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
All merry, all happy and bright;
By 'n' by hard times comes a knocking at the door
Then My Old Kentucky Home, good night!

Weep no more my lady
Oh! weep no more today!
We will sing one song
For My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away

Brass Cavalry Bugle