5 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Indy 500 Party

The “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is roaring back into town, and what better way to celebrate than with an Indy 500 Party? Here are 4 tips for planning an unforgettable Indy 500 Party with your friends and family!


1) Book Early: Reserve your tables and chairs well in advance – Indy 500 is a major event, and rentals can book up quickly.


2) Set the scene with classic black and white racing check linens.


3) Fuel the fun with themed eats! Keep it simple with finger foods that are easy to grab and munch on during the race. Think pigs in a blanket, sliders, and bite-sized desserts like brownies or cupcakes. Keep hot food hot with our chafing dishes and display desserts on cake stands or platters.


4) Create a signature cocktail or mocktail. Mix up a Pit Crew Punch and serve in a beverage dispenser or punch bowl. We also offer coolers and beverage tubs for easy access to drinks for your guests!


5) Encourage friendly wagers by organizing a pool for who will win the race or prepare some Indy 500 trivia questions for a mid-race activity.


Here are some fun Indy 500 Facts for the host:

  • The race is the world’s largest sporting event, with more than 350,000 people expected to attend. Now that’s a reason to celebrate the Indy 500.
  • The race is 500 miles long, with each lap around the oval being 2.5 miles.
  • The race takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which was built in 1909 as a testing facility for the local automotive industry. The track is often called the “Brickyard” because it was first paved with crushed rock and tar, but was soon repaved with brick.
  • The race is known for its 33-car field lining up three-wide for the start, the annual singing of the chorus of “Back Home Again in Indiana”, and the victory lane bottle of milk.


Contact us today to reserve rentals for your Indy 500 Party! Happy Hosting!

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