Fast Food

Make Your Own Pizza Hut Derby Hat, Order "Thoroughbred" Sticks

The Kentucky Derby is so much more than a horse race. It's an iconic celebration of all things inherently Southern. Gentlemen wear seersucker suits and drink mint juleps out of pewter cups. Ladies wear flowered dresses and outrageous hats. Horses are showered with roses.

If you're not planning a trip to Louisville, there are Derby watch parties all over South Florida where you can drink bourbon, watch the "fastest two minutes in sports" and wear a silly hat. What? You don't have a hat? You still have plenty of time to get creative. Just pick up the phone, order a pizza from Pizza Hut and break out the glue and scissors.

While you're at it, ask for an order of "Thoroughbred sticks". They're the chain's regular breadsticks renamed in honor of Derby Day and they're just $2 when you purchase a large pizza online at pizzahut.com, using promo code STICKS until May 3.

Here are a bunch of Derby hats, made from Pizza Hut and WingStreet boxes for inspiration. They've all been designed by Angela Bacskocky and will be displayed on the infield on race day.

A futuristic number for Derby Day.

This feminine hat pays tribute to the Derby's nickname, "the run for the roses".

You can never go wrong with a classic style.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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