The Derby Day Party Essentials You'll Want This Year

Everything you need to throw a perfect Derby Day party this year

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Break out the big hats and seersucker. The Kentucky Derby is happening this weekend, and it's time to party. Mint juleps—and the appropriate glassware—are a must at any Derby Day party, but if you're looking to get a little more festive this year, outfit your tabletop, kitchen and bar with equestrian-themed items.

Just remember to keep it classy. Here are our top 10 picks for your Derby Day party this year. We're not the gambling type, but we bet you'll find a few things you like so much you'll want to use them even after the Derby is over.

Kentucky-Shaped Cutting Board ($48)

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Mint Julep Cups ($19.95 each)

Photo: Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Golden Julep Spoon Straw (pack of six for $13.95)

Photo: Courtesy of Cocktail Kingdom

Golden Julep Strainer ($21.95)

Photo: Courtesy of Cocktail Kingdom

Horseshoe Cocktail Picks (set of 12 for $12)

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Equestrian Wine Cooler ($219).

Photo: Courtesy of Horse & Hound

Fancy Free Horse Wine Stopper ($30)

Photo: Courtesy of Lulu & Georgia

Racehorse Cocktail Napkins (set of 50 for $12). Photo:

Courtesy of Horse & Hound