Many of my clients purchase hats for their Derby parties. The first Derby party that I attended was in Oyster Bay, New York back in 1994.. It was a fun, casual event. These days, Derby parties have become dressy events. My niece Emmaline, hosts a Derby party every year. Emmie is 7 years old, so people from any age can host a party.
If you are having a Derby party, the most important element is to make it fun and memorable. It seems like there are all these articles on hosting the perfect party that people often forget that what is most important is to relax and enjoy the party. You can also have your own hat contest, where people vote for their favorite hat!
For more information and ideas on hosting your Derby party, please visit www.kentuckyderbyparty.com. You’ll find ideas, menus and games. I love to give Derby beverage glasses as a favor. It’s a fun memory of the day and not terribly expensive ($1.50 each).
By: Polly Singer