Kentucky Derby Dinner Party
Saturday, May 6th
Howard & Kathleen Weisz,
1210 Winthrop Circle, West Chester 19380
4 pm to 5:45 pm Cocktails, Appetizers, Betting
6:04 pm (Race starts - No more betting; so arrive early)
6:15 pm-6:45 pm - Award prizes/Take pictures
7:15 pm Buffet Dinner: Please bring a dish (appetizer, side, or dessert).
We're all too busy to go to Louisville, so let's just get all decked out and come out to West Chester for Kentucky Derby #143…Big Screen/HDTV-style.
This Churchill Downs extravaganza has been a celebrated event ever since its inception in 1875. It's all about tradition, it's all about style, it's all about partying, and it's also the greatest two minutes in sports!
Held annually on the first Saturday in May, it's the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. It's the biggest party in the South, but we're bringing it out West (to West Chester, that is!) Mint juleps are served on arrival. Plus we will provide sodas/wine/beer all through the party.
Cost is $15 p/p for members, $25 p/p for non-members. Everyone attending must also bring one dish per person (appetizer, side or dessert; again, we’ll serve the main course.) Please let us know in advance what your dish will be (so we don’t have duplications).
We'll be awarding prizes for "Best Hat," "Dressiest Derby Outfit," etc., so come dressed to impress!
Before the race starts, we’ll have $2/horse betting (betting is strictly random, we draw the horse’s name from a hat); so bring some extra dollars for that! Often there are only fifteen or so horses competing; so arrive early to be sure you get to place a bet (one bet per horse.) Then we’ll all mill around like millionaires in our own "Millionaire's Row," wearing our Derby hats, sipping our mint juleps, welcoming in Spring, and of course singing "My Old Kentucky Home."
This party is always a big hit and goes on well past the race; giving us plenty of time to award all our prizes, dole out the cash to the winners of the Race (Win/Place/Show), and then enjoy our buffet dinner and dessert.
Please email Kathleen Weisz at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 29th to hold your spot…. and to tell her exactly what dish you will bring. Space is limited and once we reach our quota, you will be placed on the Waiting List…so be smart and sign up early!
Directions: from King of Prussia
- Take 202 south, once you pass Malvern, stay LEFT…follow signs for West Chester.
- Take the very next exit (Boot Road exit)
- At the light at the Boot Road exit, Turn Right (west) on Boot Road.
- Go Straight on Boot Road for about 1/2 mile
- Go Left on Phoenixville Pike (at light.)
(Rite Aid on Right Side Corner of Phoenixville Pike.)
- Go Straight on Phoenixville Pike to the Third Right, Killington Circle.
- Turn Right on Killington Circle and immediate left on Winthrop. We’re on the corner, 1210 Winthrop.