Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kentucky Derby Party Time

This is a newly released cute little book, "How to Throw a Great Derby Party" by Sue Wylie, a long time Kentucky broadcaster and derby party guest. She covers the basics of hosting a derby party from decorating tips (red roses, of course), invitations, menu ideas and a few recipes for fancy dinners and casual lunches, party favors and even fun betting pool ideas. Kentucky well-known socialites are famous for their derby-eve party celebrity guest lists. Several KY charity organizations hold fund raiser Derby parties and many community organizations hold fun family events with games and children' stick-horse races. It is definitely a festive time in Kentucky this week.
Have you received your invitation to the Kentucky Governor's Derby Breakfast (top photo) to be held 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the State Capitol? No, well move to Kentucky and you will next year! All Kentuckians are invited,...but most of us stay home to avoid the crowds!
Kentucky Derby Trivia:
The fastest Derby time was set in 1973 by the famed Triple Crown winner Secretariat. His record time was 1:59 minutes and 2/5 seconds for the 1 1/4 miles.
In 1952 the Kentucky Derby was covered on national television for the first time. In 2007, more than fifty-four million TV viewers in the United States watched Street Sense win.
The governor of Kentucky is the only person permitted to present the Kentucky Derby trophy to the winner.


BritGal' Sarah said...

Sounds like Ascot back home, that book looks very cute :-)

Steph said...

What a fun book! And it even has a vintage look to it.


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