Melbourne Cup Day, a horse racing events is one of the most famous national holidays in Australia. It is held every year on the first Tuesday of November and is better known as “Race that stops the nations”. Therefore, if you live in Melbourne or surrounding area, this is a great way to spend fun time with your family and friends and together celebrate this historic affair. Also, this is a great opportunity to throw one-of-a-kind Melbourne Cup party. If you consider throwing such a party, read our tips below that will help you prove yourself as the best ever host of a Melbourne Cup party.
The first thing to consider when planning a party is the guest list and invitations. Make a list of all friends and family you’d like to celebrate this national holiday with you and mail them racing theme invitations or make it even less formal by emailing them the invitations you’ve designed yourself. Don’t be afraid to show how creative you can be.
The next thing on the list is the location of your racing party. It is best to have it at home in your backyard as your guests will feel more free and comfortable. Choose your table cover, napkins, table centerpiece and other decorations. If you’re out of ideas, browse online and you’ll find numerous interesting decorating ideas and unique decoration for your party at an affordable price. Just keep in mind, decoration must have Melbourne Cup Day motives. After all, it is all about racing. If there will be children present, do not forget to include horse shaped balloons and horse piñatas. To make your party even more interesting, include some games such as lottery playing or some other games which include prizes.
And so we’ve come to the most important component of any party – food and drinks. Be original with unique wine hampers, delicious fruit, crackers and cheese platters, onion rings, chicken and fish fingers, salad with homemade dressing, and lots of cool refreshments like bear for grownups and juice boxes for the little ones. And of course, do not forget mouth watering desserts. If you have little or no time to prepare the whole party menu on your own, luckily there’s the Internet. Nowadays, we can order almost anything online and have it delivered directly to our door. There are so many online stores which offer catering services, various wine and champagne baskets and other finger food ideal for such parties. In fact, the most preferred and popular party menus feature champagne, roasted chickens, beef, mini sandwiches, salads, wine baskets with crackers and several types of cheeses.
So, you’re all set for your perfect Melbourne Cup party. Do not forget that it’s Tuesday and tomorrow you’ll have to go back to your everyday activities, thus drink responsibly.