5 Ways to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Style


The Kentucky Derby is this weekend... The most exciting two minutes in sports. (Ha!) The race of the roses has a special place in my heart since my inlaws are regular attendees, horse breeders, and Kentucky dwellers. In fact, I was lucky enough to hobnob in Millionaire's Row with the fam a few years ago... (You know pre-kids... Man, do I look like a fresh-faced baby!) You can still get in on the exciting action from home. Turn on the TV, place your bets, and enjoy these five fun ideas for celebrating in style.

Buy a Fancy New Hat or Headband

  1. Pink and Turquoise Fascinator Headband, $39/ 2. Dot Veil Fascinator Headband, $39/ 3. Dot and Feather Fascinator Headband, $39

Want to look like you belong in Millionaire's Row? Try rocking a fancy-schmancy fascinator with your next ensemble. It's a fashion-forward risk worth taking, and a serious style statement. And if it's good enough for Kate Middleton... These headband options are any way to add some serious flair to any little black dress. (Keep the outfit and accessories simple, and let the fascinator do all the talking.)

Sip a Mint Julep

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A little bourbon (or a lot!), some sugar or simple syrup, mint springs, and tons of (crushed) ice, and you've got yourself the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Strong, flavorful, fresh, and festive as can be! Here's an easy recipe to follow!

Download Free Printables


Throwing a little gathering with some horse enthusiasts? (Or just people who like an excuse to eat and drink?!) These fun free printables from Hostess With the Mostess will turn a get-together a party! (Image c/o HWTM.)

Create a Fun DIY Craft for Your Friends

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It's the run of the roes! Create these beautiful red crepe roses to celebrate or have supplies ready for guests to make their own fancy-hat straw toppers! How fun is this idea from Pizzazzerie. (Photo c/o Pizzazzerie too!)

Get Your Dollar Bills Ready

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You don't have to be at Churchill Downs to get in on the action. Place your bets and host a big betting game. BYO-Dollar bills!

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