11 Reasons Why You Should Throw A Derby Party This Year

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With high stakes, and even bigger hats, a major derby is more than your average sporting event. It's a world of its very own.

Every year, thousands of spectators go down South to participate in the fun. The distance of the race might only be a little more than a mile (it’s 1.25, to be exact), but that only marks the beginning of the annual event. From garlands of roses to mint juleps, there are established traditions associated with the race that are just as important as the horses themselves.

But if you can’t be in the stands on the day of the big race, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action. Throwing a derby party is a fun excuse to get together with your nearest and dearest, wear impractical headwear, and place bets on your winning pony. The big day is just around the corner, so to give you some inspiration, here are 11 things that you should be sure to incorporate in order to throw the best party your friends have ever seen.

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