Here are some ideas for hosting a Brisbane Lions party in the comfort of your own home.
AFL Party Catering
You might like to have a barbeque or heat up some pizza in the oven. Think pies, sausages and open burgers with at least three salads. You can’t go wrong with a cold potato salad, coleslaw and a green salad.
To make it easy you might like to order a dedicated Banjo’s Bakery Café Sports Boxes. Select between the Mini Sports Box – packed with 14 of Banjo’s cult favourite small savouries –for $23.95 or make it a party with Banjo’s Family Sports Box and grab 24 mouth-watering small savouries for just $37.95. Find your closest Banjo’s Bakery Café to pick up a pie and feel at home this finals series. Banjo’s Sports Boxes are also available via Click and Collect or UberEats.
You can pack the beers in a wheelbarrow or the bathtub with ice cubes. You might like to get a branded insulated shopping bag. Or set up a minibar with recipes ideas from The Ultimate Book of Cocktails.
AFL Party Decorations
Let’s keep the decorations to a bare minimum, so there’s less clean up afterwards. You’ll need a packet of paper napkins (maroon or gold) and you can place the paper straws in a Retro Lions Stein glass.
If you are hosting a party with lots of single females – you might enjoy taking selfies with a Harris Andrews (life-sized) wall sticker. It’s a shame you can’t have the whole team. If you have kids, you might like to entertain them with a Jekca lion (large or small) which you can then use your room’s centrepiece.
If it’s a big group of people, you might like to splurge on a bunch of yellow sunflowers, or maroon roses, dahlias or carnations for the table. Try to add some native leaves.
AFL Party Dress Code
Of course, you can purchase some official branded merchandise. Think jerseys, tees, shirts, caps and water bottles.
Did you know that you can personalize your jersey, backpack, shirt or jumper with unique letters and numbers at Rebel Sports? (It’s up to 15 characters and 2 large letters – $15 for one and $20 for both sets). The vinyl lettering and numbers are available in black, navy, red, yellow and white.
The man of the house may like to swan around in an AFL satin robe and Lachie Neale socks and put his feet up. Don’t forget to get a pet bandana for the pet of the house.
Official AFL merchandise is available at the Brisbane Lions Online Shop
And Rebel Sports’ dedicated section for the Brisbane Lions: https://www.rebelsport.com.au/fangear/australian-rules/brisbane-lions
For the latest information, head the AFL website: https://www.afl.com.au/
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