Date Night Ideas: Derby Date Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Review

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

It is so important for a relationship to make time for one another. The old saying that you should never stop dating one another rings so true. In our busy schedules we aim to have a "date night" that we go out together every week. But sometimes even date night feels like a chore, picking a restaurant, where to go, we get into ruts.

Lately we have been vowing to try and do something different every week just the two of us (sometimes three with my niece tagging along, she loves date night!).

Mixing it up on date night gives us an experience that we can share with one another and it's like our own special time. Last week's date was a viewing party of the Kentucky Derby at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Derby Date Night

I had an amazing time with my husband! We had so much fun enjoying a few drinks, wearing fun hats, and watching the race.

The Venue: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

The crowd was lively and made the night fun, with everyone dawning derby duds and in good spirits. Being that this casino is only 45 minutes from where we live it was extremely convenient and we are always up for a party. I tried my first Mint Julep, and realized bourbon is not my drink no matter the mixing. I also scored my new official derby hat!

The weather was in our favor, especially to enjoy my first strapless dress of the season. I was a little disappointed in the ambiance and the lack of details by the venue. The drink specials were lack luster, and atmosphere on the track infield left much to the imagination. There was an empty tent, no chairs or tables, with three small screens under it, a large viewing screen in the middle of the track, and two food vendors; hot dogs and pierogis (we ended up grabbing burgers at Johnny Rocket's). At past events at Mohegan Sun there were featured food trucks and additional vendors, I think a simple add like that would be great attraction. There was a hat contest, and live harness racing following the derby.

It is definitely a date I would recommend, something totally out of the norm and I'll take any excuse to wear my new hat!

Derby Date was a success, and totally Justified! Cheers to the Preakness!

~ No matter our path in life, dress fabulous and let's practice some social graces.

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