Wanting to experience some Southern hospitality and Kentucky Derby fun without leaving Lake Geneva? We have you covered. Geneva Inn is hosting their annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm. There is no better place to spend a spring afternoon in Lake Geneva – while placing bets and enjoying frosty mint juleps guests will have an unparalleled view of the lake in a restaurant so swanky and plush, you might just think you’re in a luxury suite at Churchill Downs. Feast on classic Southern fare, bid in a silent auction, and buy raffle tickets for an afternoon and evening . The cost is $30 per person and proceeds benefit Partners for Progress.
And now, so you can make educated bets and looks your best, some top picks for your perfect Derby day.
WHO TO WAGER ON- The undefeated California Chrome with odds of 7-4 is the obvious favorite. If you’re wanting to take a risk Danza with odds of 8-1 might have a chance at the roses as well. My personal pick is Wicked Strong who won the Wood Memorial and has odds of 8-1. For a complete list of contenders, go HERE.
LADIES, GRAB YOUR HATS- Nothing tops off a derby day outfit like the perfect hat. THIS website has some of my favorites (and they understand the importance of rush delivery). If you’re looking for some fashion inspiration, check THIS out.
SOME DINNER CONVERSATION- With a tradition as old as the Derby, there are bound to be lots of interesting stories and history. HERE is a good recap on some of the basics.