Derby Winners: Tailgate Essentials

Everything you need for a low-maintenance, high-style Kentucky tailgate


Julep Cups
Add a little bit of luxury with silver-plated vessels from Plum Party, the country’s best source for easy entertaining. $80 for four; plumparty.com



Louis Plate
Unbreakable melamine dishware in a bold print that’s pretty and practical. $58 for four; bongenre.com




Veneerware Utensils

Better looking than the usual throwaway flatware, these biodegradable bamboo utensils also happen to be better for the environment. $10 for 8 settings; branchhome.com

Willow Leather Strap Basket
Equal parts Englsh picnic and Southern equestrian, this oversize basket is perfect for stashing all the goods and goodies for the day. $250; mecoxgardens.com

Blue Awning Stripe Cotton Woven Throw
Display your spread on a classic cotton blanket as suited to Churchill Downs as seersucker and straw hats. $58; dashandalbert.com