Here are some ideas for hosting a State of Origin party in the comfort of your own home.
State of Origin Party Catering
A rugby league party is going to be all about meat pies and sausage rolls. You can splash out on some fancy ones from your local butcher or just grab something from the freezer section. Don’t forget the tomato sauce.
We’ll probably bung some sweet potato chips in the oven as well. Think about tray baking some extra vegetables. You might like to add a freshly made Panzanella salad, chargrilled vegetable salad, potato cake, or grilled tomatoes.
If you want to add some nibbles beforehand consider bowls of popcorn, corn chips and beetroot hummus.
Serve up cans of cold XXXX, local craft beer or SOBAH.
State of Origin Party Decorations
Look it’s either going to be all maroon or light blue. It’s a no-brainer. Grab your paper napkins and lay down your best tablecloth.
If you are feeling creative you might to create a flag bunting using maroon fabric and white lettering (either embroidered or using ready-made iron-on letters). The best shapes will be swallowtail, guideon or gonfalon flags.
State of Origin Party Dress Code
The dress code is anything in maroon or light blue. There are plenty of maroon shorts at Jay Jays or City Beach. 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.
You won’t get kicked out if you turn up in your Bronco’s gear. Think Hawaiian shorts or fruit printed cotton shirts (but it’s one or the other, not both).
State of Origin Merchandise
Official State of Origin merchandise is available from:
- the NRL Shop: https://www.nrlshop.com/
- Maroons Shop: https://www.maroonsshop.com/
- Rebel Sports https://www.rebelsport.com.au/fangear/rugby-league/state-of-origin
For the latest information, head to the NRL State of Origin website: https://www.nrl.com/origin
Please leave a comment let us know your State of Origin party plans or what worked well at your last one: