Get your bets on! It's almost time for the 139th Kentucky Derby! It help inspire your Derby event, take a look at this party I designed last year. This client and her husband host their close friends annually for this famous horse race. She asked me to combine her existing decor elements with some fresh, new designs to style up a fun and festive event. If you recall, the argyle pattern and the royal blue, red and kelly green color palette were iconic for the 138th Kentucky Derby. Utilizing that theme and a free printable from hwtm.com, I styled up this simple, budget-friendly party.
I created oversized jockey jerseys for table centerpieces. Adding a simple rose bouquet in mint julep cups kept the design classic and spoke to the Kentucky Derby design.
The front doors welcomed guests with oversized horseshoes embellished with more iconic Kentucky Derby symbols...horses, roses, and "Run for the Roses" banners (again, from hwtm.com)
I love how the food buffet turned out. I recreated the argyle pattern to emphasize the theme for the 138th event. Spray painting horse cut-outs to match the color scheme made for such a fun garland across the front of the table.
The betting table!
Start planning your Derby party now... it's such a fun reason to get your friends to get dressed up and celebrate. Get your bets in!
Event design/styling, photography: Party Pretty Design
"Run for the Roses" printable: hwtm.com