When you think about it, the Kentucky Derby is the perfect excuse to throw a party. There's the gaudy dress code. Plus, the delicious cocktails. Not to mention the most exciting two minutes in sports -- the race itself. All you need are a few Churchill Downs-inspired additions to make your Derby party the best in the neighborhood.
NBCSN's Carolyn Manno is joined by event planner Sarah McCall to show you what it takes to craft the perfect Kentucky Derby party including food, drinks and games.
Tune in to NBCSN Saturday, May 3 at 12 p.m. ET for all your pre-Derby coverage, and watch the race itself on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.
Also, check out our Derby All-Access page for a host of social and behind-the-scenes goodies.