It’s a safe bet that if you want to plan a unique, out-of-the-ordinary birthday party, a Kentucky Derby theme is sure to please. The birthday boy may love an organized match of stick pony racing with friends, while the girl guests may prefer decorating straw hats with pretty embellishments and trimmings that can be easily picked up at a local craft store. Plan fun for all guests with three-legged races or potato sack races. Just like at the derby, have prizes ready for the winner! And after the festivities are over, award each guest a trophy cookie favor with gold-flecked frosting.

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