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Throw a last-minute Derby Day party with these easy food and drink hacks

No ticket to the Kentucky Derby? No problem! Throw a last-minute Derby Party at home with these easy food and drink hacks from entertaining expert Maureen Petrosky.

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Kentucky Derby: Last-minute party ideas you can still pull off

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Strawberry Drink Stirrers

Inspired by the red rose (it's the Derby's official flower), these fruit stirrers are great either as decor or to put in individual drink glasses. Using a knife, you'll cut a strawberry into the shape of a rose and place on a straw.

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Junior Juleps

If you're having kids over, these non-alcoholic juleps are the perfect refreshing drink.

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Horseshoe Cupcakes

Buy cupcakes from the store and decorate them with Nutter Butter cookies, cashews, black icing and candy eyes to make fun, festive treats. You can usually buy candy eyes year round at your local grocery or craft store, but if you can't find them, simply draw on eyes with icing.

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