Last year we hosted a little Kentucky Derby viewing party (it was actually my first time watching the race!) complete with mint juleps and custom drink stirrers. I loved how the drink flags turned out so I knew I would have to whip up a batch for the derby this year. The stirrer set for last year had each horse's name on it and their corresponding jockey's jersey. Guests selected a stirrer based on their pick for the race's winner which made for a little friendly competition (something that always makes a party a little more fun in my opinion!).
This year I created two options for you: one has only the jerseys on the flag with a corresponding key to what horse that jersey belongs and the other has both the jersey as well as the horse name. Unless your friends have memorized every jockey's jersey design then you can use the set that has no horse names on it to play a more random game where guests simply pick up a flag. Click the photo below for access to the free printable downloads. Simply cut out the flags, adhere them to a small bamboo stick or paper straw, pop it into your mint julep and enjoy!
For Kentucky Derby viewing party inspiration check out the board I put together last year right here!