Another year, another wonderful southern tradition. And if you don’t know what we are talking about yet, well it’s the Kentucky Derby of course! A time when it’s acceptable to wear your biggest hat and don your prettiest sun dress for a day of horse racing and mint juleps. Also known as The Run for the Roses or The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, the Kentucky Derby, is a 1.25 mile race for three year old thoroughbred horses. Not only is it a horse race, but equally a social extravaganza complete with seer sucker, fabulous outfits, hats and fun! Ladies and gentlemen from all over gather to place bets on the finest horses around. And the Kentucky Derby is the perfect time to bring out your southern charm and really get into the spirit of the race!
Create a Derby Day Table
Our first thoughts are southern chic and classic combos. This Kentucky Derby themed tabletop designed by Mathes & Co. Events with P.O.S.H. rentals is the ultimate tabletop for a sophisticated and chic Derby soiree. From the classic silver pieces to the silver goblet, perfect for mint juleps, to the accent of the Peach Sevres China that compliment the array of pink roses, we can say that this table achieves pure Derby bliss and southern charm.
Get the look with P.O.S.H.
Florentine Silver Charger || Silver Loren China || Peach Sevres Plate || Silver Goblet || Oneida Michelangelo Flatware || Light Pink Chloe Goblet || Glass Compote
A Few Derby Facts Every Host/Hostess Should Know
The race is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May
There is a field of 20 horses who have been qualifying all year to compete in this race
This year marks the 141st anniversary
The Oaks is a filly race that takes place the day before the Kentucky Derby
The mint julep is the official drink of The Derby
Horses to watch: Dortumd, American Pharoah, Materiality, Upstart, Firing Line, Carpe Diem, International Star, Frosted, and Mubtaahij
Make sure to tune in at 6:24 pm E.T. on NBC this Saturday to catch the Kentucky Derby!
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