Gather together with friends and family to celebrate this year’s Kentucky Derby in style.

Kentucky Derby 2012 - celebrate at home with WineWeaverWidely known as one of the USA’s oldest thoroughbred races, the Kentucky Derby traditionally starts the first Saturday in May  – and is one you should definitely think about attending! Much like Ascot and the Investec Derby in the UK, the Kentucky Derby is noted for its fashions and celebrities in attendance as well as having great cuisine and wine to boot (so definitely have your wine aerator to hand). Style at the Derby is more American with ladies looking like southern belles and men often wearing straw hats and Stetsons.

Racegoers invariably indulge in their favorite wines or sip on cool Mint Julep – a firm American favorite – similar to how Pimms is drunk by the Brits – and to finish off the celebrations the winner of the Kentucky Derby is awarded a floral blanket of 554 red roses.

More than just a horse race, the Kentucky Derby, over the 1st and 2nd May this year, has been the opening event for Kentucky’s Spring season for well over a hundred years.

During the ten days preceding the Derby, there are Balloon races, steamboat races down the Ohio River, picnics, and parades; all wonderful reasons for parties and gatherings.

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas: Throw the ultimate party, BBQ or picnic and run a sweepstake …

If you can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby this year then you might like to gather together with friends and family to celebrate the race in style. Try throwing the ultimate party, BBQ or picnic and run a sweepstake …

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas with WineWeaver Aerator

Grab some food and wine, along with your trusty WineWeaver aerator, and consider hosting the perfect Kentucky Derby Party at home.

Flip on your television to share in the race-going atmosphere and have your friends and family enter the fun and frolics by holding a ‘Make your own hat’ content. Guests could either bring along a hat they’ve made before the party, or you could have paper, glue and decorations for everyone to make one at the party.

Alternatively, if you plan on picnicking along the Ohio River, then pack a picnic hamper filled with delicious finger-food and don’t forget your wine cooler!

Our WineWeaver Travel Set makes the perfect picnic hamper for one this Summer and comes complete with a wine aerator to ensure that your wine is enjoyed in perfect condition.

However you choose to take part in the festivities, we’d love to hear about your own Kentucky Derby Party Ideas.

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