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Kentucky Derby-themed Wedding Favor Ideas

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The oh-so-classic and refined Kentucky Derby makes such a chic theme for a May wedding. Ladies in their spring dresses, fancy hats and gloves at the ceremony. Southern comfort food and mint juleps at the reception. And for wedding favors, fun and fanciful items that channel the Churchill Downs air, too. Would you like some ideas? 10 Kentucky Derby-inspired favor choices coming up! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Wedding Favor Ideas Inspired by the Kentucky Derby

This is one of those themes that has such iconic elements associated with its history and traditions. So choosing wedding favors can be much more focused – and lead to delightful finds like these!

mint julep cups via Twos Company

1 – Two’s Company Mint Julep Cups in Gift Box (Set of 4)
Made of lacquered silver-plated brass, these boxed sets can be given as individual cups – presented with fresh or silk flowers for the ladies and holding mini bourbon bottles for the gents (see #3).

Henry Bairn’s Sauce

2 – Pendennis Club The Original Henry Bairn’s Sauce – A legendary creation of Henry Bairn, the maitre d’ of the world renowned Pendennis Club in Louisville, home city of the Kentucky Derby. For over a century, this famous sauce was only available to Club’s members and guests. Now, it is available to the public and may be ordered from Bourbon Barrel Foods.

Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon nip bottles via Flour and Fancies.

3 – Mini mint julep cups with Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon nip bottles, each garnished with a sprig of mint and a straw as found on Flour and Fancies.

Labels by Evermine

4 – Mint julep signature drinks home-made and presented in bottles with specially designed labels and tags by Evermine (with the mint julep recipe for 10 bottles provided in the post).

Classic vanilla bourbon balls by Maker's Mark.

5 – Classic vanilla bourbon balls made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, shortbread cookies, pecans, white chocolate chips, and confectioner’s sugar, with the recipe courtesy of Maker’s Mark. Simply package in cello bags enclosed in colored fabric wraps.

Maker’s Mark whisky via Orange Blossom Bride.

6 – Mini bottles of Maker’s Mark whisky simply given as is, trimmed with glitter-edged favor tags. A charmingly easy idea we spotted at a real wedding featured on Orange Blossom Bride.

Chocolate-horseshoes Andrea’s Cakes

7 – White chocolate horseshoes and homemade candied pecans in cello bags – Giving a nod to the Derby and a beloved Southern sweet all in one wedding favor idea, thanks to Andrea’s Cakes.

2018 Kentucky-derby-glasses sold via Amazon

8 – Ky Derby 144th Official Julep Glass for 2018 – A cool keepsake of this year’s race, sold by Falls City Treasures and Fulfilled by Amazon.

Mint julep chews sold on Amazon

9 – Mint Julep Chews – Package these in floral-embroidered pouches or capiz favor baskets for the lady guests, and in mint julep cups for the gentlemen (see #1). Available in 1-lb bags, ships from and sold by King Of Sweets Online.

Organic Mint Julep Lip Balm (Savannah Bee Company Certified

10 – Organic Mint Julep Lip Balm (Savannah Bee Company Certified ) – These come in packs of 4, so you can divide them up and package in ivory embroidered favor pouches along with some mint julep chews (see #9). Sold by The Smart Market and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Kentucky Derby Wedding Favors

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