Kentucky Derby Party Guide: Decorations & Crafts

Get crafty with fun Kentucky Derby theme party craft ideas.  It's a blast to make a decorative centerpiece or wall hanging to match the party theme. The celebration begins the moment the event is planned. Lots of party decoration ideas to help make any event more festive.

A Kentucky Derby party is great fun, but I do declare, standing out in the heat of summer to watch those races just gets one all over heated! Thatís why, youíll absolutely have to get the guests at your Kentucky Derby party to create these fun Wallpaper Fans. A gal has got to stay cool! What a better way to add entertainment and fun to a celebration than to give the guests a chance to create something using their own hands? Most hosts will find that this can be done many different ways depending on the age of the guests. For this reason, planning in advance and having a variety of materials available will prove to be very beneficial to the planning of this event.

Wallpaper Fans

This is a very simple, yet elegant Kentucky Derby craft item that only needs the following; wallpaper scraps, pre-gathered lace trim or ribbon, silk flowers, clothespin, craft glue.

Begin your Kentucky Derby Fan by folding the fan accordion-style with a Ĺ " pleat. Measure and mark half inch lines on the back to use a folding guide before you start folding.

Next, pinch the fan together at the bottom edge. Gently open the top of the fan to form a half circle shape. Use the clothes pin to keep the bottom edge pinch together while you work the glue gun.

On the back of your Kentucky Derby fan, carefully place the tip of the craft glue between each fold and apply a small dab of glue to secure in place. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

Once the glue has dried, you should be able to remove the cloths pin to find that the fan stays in place. This is the fun part of the craft project. Your Kentucky Derby guests can use the craft glue to attach a cluster of silk flowers to their fans or a lace embellishment running along the tops or bottom sides. The pinched end of the fan makes a great handle to hold the elaborate fans once the guests have completed them.

These are great craft items for your Kentucky Derby party. Just make sure you have large enough scraps of wallpaper for a decent sized fan, about 10 wide by 20 inches long or so. When guests get to choose what accessory to wear, they feel more engaged. Dress up the doors and windows to match everything nicely. When guests get to choose what accessory to wear, they feel more engaged.
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