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Celebrate the 150th Kentucky Derby with a winning Derby Party

It’s a can’t-miss year for the Kentucky Derby — and we’ve got recs for hosting a party as memorable as the occasion.

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The longest continuously held sporting event in the US is turning 150 — making this year’s Kentucky Derby a can’t-miss event.

If you’re skipping Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4, we’ve got everything you need to host a winning Derby Watch Party at home.

👒 Derby flare

What’s a Derby celebration without roses and elaborate hats? Encourage guests to show up in Derby-esque attire and don’t forget the bouquet of roses.

🍹 Derby bar

Bourbon, wine, and (of course) Mint Julep. Channel those Derby vibes with an elevated Derby Bar setup. Pro tip: Try this twist on a classic Mint Julep.

🧀 Eats + treats

Cook up a watch-party spread (or go potluck style) with these oh-so-Derby recipes:

🏇 Place your bets

Whether Derby-betting online or hosting a lighthearted game of your own, get your guests in on the Derby action with fun bets on which horse will win.

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