While Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky may be too far of a jaunt to see the 144th Kentucky Derby in person, you can host your own version of the derby to gather a crowd.
Plan Your Space
Party Time Rental can help you offer a comfortable space with plenty of seating for friends to watch the Kentucky Derby broadcast. Even though Colorado’s weather can be unpredictable in May, consider hosting the event outdoors with a tent or canopy, tables, chairs, and portable heaters on stand-by. Decorate tables with toy horses and bud vases filled with red roses, the official derby flower since 1904. Our linens are available in a variety of colors – a combination of red, white, black, or purple would complement the “Run for the Roses” nicely.
Delivery and pick-up service is available so you can focus on enjoying the fun!
Set The Menu
Celebrate the derby with a menu of Southern style favorites like chicken and waffle sliders, shrimp and grits, and bourbon glazed ham. For a trifecta of snacks, serve up Kentucky Derby bars, spiced pecans, and bacon bourbon caramel popcorn.
The mint julep is the traditional drink of the derby. Half the fun of it is muddling fresh mint and sporting a traditional 8-ounce glass. Don’t forget to stock up on Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the derby. For guests that prefer non-alcoholic beverages, our punch bowl is a fun way to keep thirsts quenched.
Our best-in-class customer service will help you choose dinnerware, flatware, and glassware that is just right for your gathering.
Engage The Crowd
Before the race begins, entertain your guests with derby-themed games. Invite your guests to wear their best derby outfits and hats. Give prizes for win, place, and show to the top three best dressed. Play a trivia game filled with questions about race rules, derby history, and horse and jockey fun facts. Have your guests try their hand at inventing creative horse names for one another. Who wouldn’t want to be called Regal Sunshine or Whiskey Daze? Set up a computer for your guests to place online bets and get ready to cheer them on to the finish line.
Party Time Rental is a sure bet in style and service. Contact us for our experienced staff to assist in the party planning. Whether your gathering is small and private or you are inviting the whole neighborhood, our availability of products is sure to make your party a Triple Crown winner!