Kentucky Derby Party Guide: 16 Catering, Decor, and Activity Ideas

From mint julep snow cones to a photo backdrop decorated with a papier-mâché horse, here's some inspiration for Kentucky Derby events.

By Anna Sekula May 2, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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The 2014 Kentucky Derby is this weekend, bringing thousands to the Churchill Downs racetrack for U.S. horse racing's biggest party. For those looking to celebrate the first leg of the Triple Crown without heading to Louisville, here are ideas for Derby-theme design, catering, and entertainment.

Need more ideas and tips? The Kentucky Derby offers a party-planning guide with recipes, dress code instructions, and decor and favor ideas.

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