Derby day lends itself to all sorts of fun favors. Fill silver julep cups with homemade bourbon balls or a small live plant, or pack mini hat boxes with truffles. Check favors purveyor Beau-Coup (online at www.beau-coup.com) for inexpensive julep cups ($5.75 apiece) and julep cup candle holders ($5).

Favors

Derby day lends itself to all sorts of fun favors. Fill silver julep cups with homemade bourbon balls or a
small live plant, or pack mini hat boxes with truffles. Check favors purveyor Beau-Coup (online at www.beau-coup.com) for inexpensive julep cups ($5.75 apiece) and julep cup candle holders ($5).

Soundtrack "Lucky Numbers," Frank Sinatra

This collection of Old Blue Eyes' gambling-themed songs, like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Here's to the Losers," is a sure winner.

"O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack

Pay tribute to Kentucky's rich bluegrass tradition with the music from the Coen brothers' Depression-era film, highlighted by favorites from Alison Krauss and The Soggy Bottom Boys.

"Van Lear Rose," Loretta Lynn

Kentucky's own Coal Miner's Daughter recorded this successful comeback album in 2004.