Celebrating a Kentucky Derby Party

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On the first Saturday in May, thousands of fans gather at Churchill Downs to celebrate not only thoroughbred horses but Southern charm and culture too.




And countless thousands more who can’t be in Kentucky, celebrate virtually. I would be one of those thousands. Although I’ve been to Churchhill Downs, not during the Kentucky Derby. It’s on my bucket list.

A favorite excuse to throw a party, here are some ideas for traditional Derby fare.

Celebrating a Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

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Kentucky Derby Party Recipes with Southern Charm

Celebrating a Kentucky Derby Party | 31Daily.com

Derby Bars

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Kentucky Derby Menu

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Kentucky Derby Traditional Attire

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Kentucky Chocolate Pecan Pie

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The Kentucky Hot Brown — Traditional serving from the original Brown Hotel

 

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Kentucky Burgoo
a slow cooked Derby traditional offering featuring a spicy blend of meat, potatoes, and vegetables.




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