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DIY Horse Racing Game (Derby Party Game)

DIY Horse Racing Game (Derby Party Game)

Good Monday to you all! Did you watch the final Downton last night? I won’t spoil it for you….but it was such a nice ending. I do love it when a series ends exactly they way you wish it to end. I am going to miss these characters…maybe we can hope for a spin off:) I hope you had a great weekend….we got a little taste of spring yesterday and it was so nice! Springtime brings Derbytime here in the bluegrass…and this post is a long time coming….I actually made this game last Derby and forgot to share it! Thankful for Google plus—backs up my phone photos and I just scrolled back to last May:) So sorry these pics kind of stink….it’s all I’ve got!DIY horse racing game (derby party game) @cleverlyinspired (1)

This game proved to be a whole bunch of fun. We played it on Derby Day in between races. You could make it non-betting for a kids party though….either way it is pretty exciting.   I kind of pulled ideas from a few different games.

The way that we played it proved to be the easiest and quickest. Each game takes about 3 minutes. I made a few printables that you could just download and print out and stick on your board. derby horse game printables @cleverlyinspired (1)

Here is what you will need:

  • These 3 printables (just right click and save to your computer to print out)
  • piece of white foam board
  • black sharpie
  • long ruler
  • 6 die
  • horse printable or jockey silks (6 cut out and colored in)
  • 6 small red solo cups to use as game pieces

derby horse game printables @cleverlyinspired (2)

Here is how you put it together:

  • Lay out the game on your foam board. Starting line, finish line, winners circle and rule card.
  • With a pencil and ruler, draw out 6 lines for the “track”.
  • My board game has 12 “spaces”….draw those lines. Go back over pencil with sharpie.
  • Glue on all your printables
  • Cut out and color your jockey silks or horses and tape onto mini solo cups that are upside down (your game pieces)
  • Now you are ready to play!

derby horse game printables @cleverlyinspired (3)

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I wanted to put this idea in your head early so that you have plenty of time to make it for Derby day this year. Hope it makes sense! Let me know if you have any questions:)

Have a great day!!


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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