Kentucky Derby Party Checklist & Decorations

Party Checklist

Kentucky Derby Party

With the Kentucky Derby just 2 weeks away I have been preparing for our annual party. There are so many fun ways to decorate for a Kentucky Derby Party (and so many cute ideas online to bring them to life!). Here’s what’s on my shopping list…

Mint Julep Drink Station:

No Kentucky Derby Party would be complete without a Mint Julep Bar. And I found the cutest Printable Sign (a $4.00 print out on Etsy!) that will be sitting at our bar. Then since we will be hosting our Party outside this year I opted for Tossware customizable shatterproof gsses. 100% recyclable and made with up to 50% recycled materials – they are lightweight and perfect for rowdy guests. I customized mine with our Party Hashtag and they came out too cute (Photos to come!) Purchase with 15% off here using code FASHIONABLEHOSTESS15.

Derby Sweets & Sips:

From cupcake toppers to customized cookies, I have found the cutest party items online. I can’t event handle these Derby sugar cookies that I found and ordered on Etsy!! Then in addition to the sweets and spirits I will have a display of Iced Teas from Harney & Sons in large drink dispensers at the “Hydration Station”. Harney & Sons Iced passionfruit and blueberry flavors are perfectly refreshing for a warm day!!

Derby Attire:

I am wearing a white eyelet dress by Draper James with either a floppy hat or a fascinator – I can’t decide!! And I am obsessed with this Vineyard Vines seersucker blazer for my husband. I also linked a bunch of super cute dresses and accessories that are top contenders!

Stay tuned on stories as I share more behind the scenes prep for our big party!!