March 17th, 2013Customize Belmont Stakes Invitations
Lots of people throw Kentucky Derby parties. I’ve been at a number of them myself. But how many people do you know that throw Belmont Stakes parties? Well it’s high time someone did. All you have to do is use your imagination a little bit. Lots of party favors, napkins, cups, plates and decorations are in party stores for the Kentucky Derby. But you’re probably on your own when it comes to the party favors, decorations and special invitations that you’ll send out for this party.
Things To Include in the Invitation
Designing the outside of your invitation could be as easy as stenciling a horse on the front and printing ‘you’re invited’. Of course on the inside you’re going to want to put things like your address, the time and date, what to bring if anything, and possibly what kinds of activities that are going to take place at the party itself: i.e. betting. You can also include an official betting website which will help people decide on their horses. After all, what good is having a party based on the running of 2013 Belmont, if you don’t know who the 2013 Belmont Stakes contenders are, or what odds are? It is smart to look at the odds on an official Belmont betting site as the race gets closer, particularly on race day because you will have access to the evr-changing live Belmont Stakes betting odds.
Getting Your Party Supplies Together
You’re probably going to have to do the Belmont themed decorating on your own so get some construction paper and markers. Preferably the non-toxic markers – though of course I guess that depends on how much you like your friends. Paper plates can be decorated on the underside and placed with the serving side downs so the decorations show, at everyone’s place at the table. Cups can be decorated on the outside with markers or you can draw on construction paper and tape or glue the paper around the cup itself. Napkins can be basically themed toward horses, New York or a racing event. Hopefully you are artistic enough to be able to cut out the larger decorations needed to hang on the walls, put on the table or hang in the windows. A centerpiece of straw with apples, carrots and sugar cubes placed on top is fun and appropriate.
You can also hang pictures of the horses and their jockeys along the wall in a line so that people can take a good look at their horse and its colors ahead of time, before placing their bets.