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DH and I are having a Kentucky Derby bash. I'm getting ready to order the invitations..<br><br>
I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to convey that:<br><br>
a) no children are invited<br>
b) this is a formal event, and traditional Derby attire would be appropriate<br>
(as in suits for the gentlemen, dresses and hats for the ladies).
 

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a) call it an adult party and maybe even play up the alcohol to make it obvious...will you be serving mint julips?<br><br>
b) "Dress like you will be at the derby!"
 

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Make a npte in the invite telling your friends to line up child care early, cuz' mama needs a new pair of shoes, come 'on you old nag! Go! Go! Show him the whip!<br><br>
Sorry, I got caught up in the moment.<br><br>
You could also say:<br><br>
Dress: proper race attire or "business casual" , etc.
 

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HJ, we've done the "call the babysitter" reminder on our Christmas party invitation.<br><br>
Maybe something like "come in your race finery"? Include pix of crowds from past years?<br><br>
(Can I come?? I sooo want to attend!!! I have hats!<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> )
 

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What's wrong with saying "Adults only" on the invite? Does that offend those with children?<br><br>
And usually invites are usually structured with "Date:..." , "Time:...", "Dress: Derby attire..."<br><br>
If you need any suggestions for various games and door prizes or if you need a traditional Burgoo or Julep recipe let me know. I have thrown many a Derby party in my day!
 
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