Kentucky Derby Dinner Party
Saturday, May 5th
Hosted in the Home of Howard & Kathleen Weisz, West Chester
4:30 pm to 6:15 pm Cocktails, Appetizers, Betting
6:30 pm (Race starts - No more betting; so arrive early)
6:35 pm-7 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 drive out to West Chester for Kentucky Derby #144…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 Horseracing. We'll all be winners with a terrific cocktail party followed by a wonderful Buffet Dinner. Your hosts will serve mint juleps and sodas/wine/beer, and the main course.
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; and please let us know in advance exactly 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! 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 so sign up early! After the race we award all our prizes for outfits & hats, dole out the cash to our Race winners, and then enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and dessert.
Please contact Kathleen Weisz at 610-247-2824 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 27th at the latest to sign up and to tell her exactly what dish you will bring.
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 on Boot Road.
- Go straight on Boot Road for about 1/2 mile
- Go left on Phoenixville Pike (at light.)
(Rite Aid on corner)
- Go past new Townhouses on your right, to Third Right, Killington Circle
- Turn Right on Killington and immediate left on Winthrop. We’re on the corner,