Make a Kentucky Derby Party Centerpiece

Turn the race's iconic red roses into a clever table decoration.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Kentucky Derby Party Centerpiece

This centerpiece will steal the show at your Kentucky Derby Party.

Gather Supplies

A quick trip to the local grocery store and craft store will get you started.

Create the Base

Trim the floral foam with a knife to fit snugly inside the planter. If necessary, to keep it from floating up, wedge a few smaller pieces of foam into the sides or use some floral tape. Next add some water.

Add Some Greens

Trim and add the greens of your choice around the outside of the arrangement.

Work From the Outside

Trim the rose stems and closely arrange them, working from the outside of the arrangement to the center.

Blanket of Roses

Fill the entire arrangement with roses, trimming the stems as necessary.

Lasso the Horse

Cut approximately 12 inches of floral wire and wrap this around the mid-section of the horse. Twist it tightly a few times.

Recycle a Rose Stem

Use a discarded rose stem to serve as a dowel. Wrap the wire around the stem tightly then place the horse in the center of the arrangement.

Conceal the Wire and Add Mint

Trim a small piece of ribbon and hot glue it into place over the floral wire on the horse's back. Tuck in the sprigs of mint around the outside of the arrangement. Then add more water to the arrangement as needed.

Your Derby Party is Ready

Perhaps add white, red and green linens and place settings for the finishing touch to your centerpiece.