Livening Up Kentucky Derby Parties

The Kentucky Derby will commemorate its historic 150th year in 2024. This horse race is the most prestigious and longest-running athletic event in the United States. It is the first race in the esteemed Triple Crown series, and is the most famous of the three legs. Even though the Derby is only 1.25 miles long and can be completed in 2 minutes by the fastest horses, the celebrations surrounding this event last all day. 

Kentucky Derby viewing parties are a popular way to celebrate this exciting race, but they often require a lot of planning from hosts to ensure the best experience for guests. A key component of these parties is the food. Southern cuisine is usually a popular pick for Derby viewing parties, and menu items often include fried chicken, pecan pies, and fried okra. Caterers are a popular pick for convenience, and some of the most famous restaurants like Feast BBQ and J. Gumbo’s are usually the top choices in Louisville. 

Planning entertaining activities is also important, such as themed games and contests to keep guests lively throughout the day. Extravagant hat competitions, wagering on the day’s winners, and Derby-themed bingo are some reliable hits. The party atmosphere can be enhanced by putting classic Derby songs like “My Old Kentucky Home” in the background.