Derby de Mayo Party Ideas

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 14:33

Derby de Mayo Party Ideas

It's Cinco de Mayo AND the Kentucky Derby day! Why not combine your celebrations and have a Derby de Mayo fiesta? 

It’s a creative and easy party theme that anyone can participate in -  just grab some tacos and put on a derby hat! 

Try these Derby de Mayo party ideas and join the fun:

  • Host a hat contest for the best or biggest hat with prizes
  • Dress up in bright colors and ponchos in the spirit of a Mexican fiesta, or try seersucker suits and southern belle dresses for a derby-esque look
  • For decorations, take a cue from the Kentucky Derby’s nickname, the Run for the Roses, and decorate with bright flowers.
  • Make a pitcher of mint julep margaritas
  • Set out a taco bar to let guests pick their favorite fillings and fixings
  • Get or make your own horse pinata
  • During the derby race, let everyone draw a horse’s name out of a hat to cheer for during the race. Whoever is paired with the winning horse wins a prize
  • Play horseshoes

Whether you host a Derby de Mayo bar crawl, backyard BBQ, or a more formal, upscale soiree, this is the ultimate battle of big hats! Share your photos with us with hashtag #CLUBWAKA

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