Angela Beck
Founder and Creative Director of Pomegranate Inc.

This year's derby is going to look a little different, but that doesn't mean we can’t still honor 146th running—just in a slightly revised fashion. Since Churchill Downs isn’t allowing any spectators, no FOMO applies for those who can’t make it to Louisville, so DIY celebrations will be even more prevalent. But with COVID still a huge concern, all eating and drinking must be done in a safe and distanced manner. Enter: the socially distanced Derby picnic, featuring many of the age-old traditions, and incorporating some new. 

Whether you invite any outside guests or you keep to just your quaranteam, a festive picnic is just the ticket for September 5. Here’s what you’ll need:

We paired our Smoke Linen Napkins with our Horse & Snaffle linen collection for a perfect match.

Our shatter-proof Snaffle Melamine Dinner Plates are a great option when you have a house full of "spirited" guests.

Don’t forget to encourage all guests to attend wearing their wildest hat creations (extra points for incorporating matching masks) and assign an honorary judge to pick a winner!

For a limited time, in honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, enjoy 30% off all pieces in the Equestrian collection until September 5th, PLUS a complimentary equestrian print mask ($15 value).  No code is needed; the discount will be applied at checkout! :)

Thanks for reading along,

Angela Beck