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Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

It’s a tradition that has stretched back to the first race in 1875 where Aristides raced 1.5 miles for the win. For over 140 years thousands have thronged to Louisville and Churchill Downs for the iconic horse race. Over the years there are specific elements that have become inexplicably connected to the Kentucky Derby, including roses, the Mint Julep, and large, lavish hats. It’s truly an experience for all in attendance. However, you don’t have to make the trip to Churchill Downs or even the great state of Kentucky to experience the fun of the Kentucky Derby! Thanks to NBC, you can watch the Kentucky Derby from your own living room!

Take your cue from the Kentucky Derby’s nickname, the Run for the Roses, and decorate with the classic flower. I chose blush-colored roses and coordinating companions to create a beautiful floral arrangement to use as a focal point at my Kentucky Derby viewing party this Saturday.

Kentucky Derby Floral Arrangement


Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

To create the perfect Kentucky Derby Floral Arrangement, I began with a silver trophy urn as a vase. I then chose complimentary shades and varieties, as well as some greenery for color and texture.

The next simple steps of this flower arrangement go as follows:

  • Start by adding the largest flowers first.
  • Add in the other sizes of flowers in order working toward the smallest.
  • As you add in flowers, work in a circle, turning the vase as you go to achieve symmetry.
  • After all varieties of flowers have been added in, move on to the greenery.
  • Check all sides of the arrangement for any final adjustments.
  • Display your arrangement in a prominent place where you can “wow” your guests!

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement in Mint Julep cup by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

In addition to the large floral arrangement, I also use the iconic Mint Julep cups to create smaller, individualized arrangements following the same process. Take a look at the understated beauty. Just gorgeous.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement in Mint Julep cup by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Beautiful silver at Kentucky Derby Viewing Party. Floral Arrangement by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party DIY by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

DIY Derby-Inspired Award Ribbon

To finish off the arrangement, a derby-inspired rosette award ribbon was added to the vase. See the tutorial below and make your own ribbons to round out the floral mainstays of your Kentucky Derby party.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement rosette award ribbon by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

DIY Rosette Award Ribbon

Items Needed:
Polyester Floral Ribbon or Card Stock
Scissors
Hot Glue

Step 1- Cut ribbon into 15″ lengths.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement rosette award ribbon by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Step 2- Fold ribbon into a zig zag.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement DIY rosette award ribbon by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Step 3- Glue ends together with hot glue.

Step 4- Attach the printable image to center with hot glue. You can download the image for free right hereDIY Kentucky Derby rosette award ribbon free printable

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement DIY rosette award ribbon by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Step 5- Add two additional ribbon pieces to the back and bottom.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement DIY rosette award ribbon by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Step 6- Affix to the front of your vase.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party Floral Arrangement DIY rosette award ribbon by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

You can follow the same steps to create additional colors and patterns. You can also glue the ribbons onto a banner.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party DIY rosette award ribbon banner by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com Kara Allen

Don’t forget to tune into NBC this Saturday for the roses, hats, Mint Juleps, and the iconic racing!

This post has been sponsored by NBC.

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