Aussie flag, mate
Let your Aussie pride shine through purchasing a big Australian flag to wave proudly at your festivities. Another great way to get your guests in the true blue spirit is to adorn your party accessories with the pattern of the Australian flag or the classic green and gold. Napkins, cups, drink umbrellas - the pattern of the Australian flag should be on anything and everything!
Have a bloody barbecue
Oh so delicious. There is nothing quite as satisfying as the smell of the barbie on a hot summer’s day. There is being in love with your ideal partner, perfect home and dream job… And then there’s the smell of sizzling snags in the sunshine with a cold tinny in your hand. The festive gourmet meal is complemented by meat pies, sausage rolls and a generous serving of Aussie lamb.
Don’t forget your vejjo guests! Make sure to have meatless options for your barbecue. There are endless meat alternatives for a barbecue that are animal-friendly and delicious. They look exactly like the real thing but with alternative ingredients and can be found in the organic section of your local grocery store.
Complement your barbecue tucker with fresh fruit and traditional Aussie desserts like pavlova and lamington. Mmmmm. Australia really does have the best desserts.
Slip, slop, slap
You don’t want to be looking like a tomato after celebration bevies all day in the sun. Make sure to pick up loads of sun lotion for you and your guests. Australia is notorious for its harmful UV rays so it is imperative to be safe when you sunbake.
Don’t forget your sunnies, togs and a wild hat! Sunnies with UV protection are ideal for long hot days in the sun.
Who doesn’t like floating around on a giant unicorn or flamingo waving around an Australian flag a few drinks deep? It’s basically like those relaxing zen floating rooms, except much more fun and less healthy. If you prefer to have a drink on your floating friend, purchase inflatable toys with built-in drink holders.
Look the part! Aussie flag temporary face tattoos are ideal for such an occasion. An Australian uniform, thongs and singlets, will do well to enjoy the day in classic Aussie fashion. It is also recommended and common practise to wear a silly hat.
Picking up a cheap cricket set will turn your Australia Day party into a mini, less coordinated sporting event. Entertain your guests with some physical activity. You can even get sets that are specifically made for the beach. They run you about $30.00 to $40.00 AUD for a decent set and will be sure to get the party started. You may even surprise yourself with getting a corker of a shot.
Don’t forget this one! Keep your booze cool and refreshing with an esky. Pack her full of ice to keep those bevies cool and, she’ll be right!
Helpful tip: You can never buy ‘too much’ booze for an Australia Day Party, so make it a hectic Bottle-o excursion. Rage on.
Location, location, location
Australia is known for its seemingly endless, breathtaking beaches. Celebrating by the water is a perfect way to fully enjoy the experience of living in this beautiful country. Score a sweet spot by the beach, river or by the pool. Australia loves its water! Not to mention it’s the best way to cool off during these hot summer months.
Follow these helpful Australia Day tips and you’ll have an absolute ripper of a party.