How to host a Kentucky Derby party

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Start with letting your guests know the attire.


Ladies, hats are a must. For men, you have to wear a bowtie. 


When your guests arrive, greet them with a cocktail. If you didn’t know. the mint julep is the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. 


Don’t know how to make one? Not a problem. 


1. Start with a dash of simple syrup
2. Add some mint leaves
3. A dash of soda water
4. Lots of crushed ice
5. Pour your bourbon over the ice 
6. Garnish with a mint leaf


And of course, your guests will be hungry!


For your derby-inspired party dishes, stick with southern eats like pimento cheese, southern cheezy gritz, and you can throw in some make-your-own pulled pork sliders.


To finish off your party, give guests a dessert to remember. Apple cranberry pies are delicious, as is any chocolate or cheesecake. 

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