South Whitley, IN (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Venues and accommodations in and around Louisville, Kentucky are booked in preparation for thousands of thoroughbred horse racing enthusiasts who will pilgrimage to Churchill Downs to witness the “greatest two minutes in sports” - the Kentucky Derby™ on May 5.
Millions of at-home viewers are also preparing to host family room or local establishment Derby parties. “Kentucky Derby home parties offer the cheapest tickets for the race,” explains Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales and Marketing at Shindigz.com, a leading, national party supplies company. “Home partiers enjoy the relaxed company of friends and the best views of the race.”
Roses, Beautiful Hats and Mint Juleps Highlight Derby Parties
The first use of roses to signify the Kentucky Derby actually began at a party. According to KentuckyDerby.com, roses were first identified with the Kentucky Derby when all the ladies were presented with roses at a fashionable Louisville Derby party. The roses were such a hit that the president of Churchill Downs made the rose the race’s official flower.
“Using roses for your Kentucky Derby party theme brings springtime and the elegance of race together. Food tables accented with rose topiary centerpieces silk rose petals are affordable and beautiful,” adds Downey.
Invitations featuring the hat and rose design set the tone. When guests arrive, serve mint juleps with Kentucky Derby party frosted cups, beverage napkins. Complete the theme with tableware, gold latex balloons, and streamers.
“If you can’t attend the actual race, the cost of hosting a cozy, home gathering decorated with Kentucky Derby™supplies is a cost-effective and popular alternative,” suggests Downey.
Since 1926, Shindigz has “made life more fun” for 22 million events through the manufacture and sale of personalized party supplies. It ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Indiana across the United States and around the world to 59 countries. With more than 36,000 products, it provides customers with a complete party solution. For more information about Shindigz or Kentucky Derby party ideas, go to http://www.shindigz.com.