Here are our tips on throwing a memorable Melbourne Cup party if you live in Brisbane.
Danne Webber, an Event Planner from The Finer Details says:
“It’s all about the food! Have one of Brisbane’s grazing platter geniuses come and do the work for you! Grazing platters create a WOW factor and allows for guests to mingle and meet over the platter. Get creative and serve drinks in vintage Beverage Dispensers too with beautiful POPS of colour by adding in different fruits (Watermelon, apple or lemon slices) and don’t forget to add the mint leaves!”
Melbourne Cup Food Ideas
Order your food from one of our list of Brisbane Caters who make grazing platters.
Here’s a recipe to Make a mint julep bar
Bake some biscuits and cut them out with a horse or horse-shoe cutter.
Melbourne Cup Venue Decor
Beautiful Weddings – do amazing backdrops and mini floral pieces to decorate the tables. There is a great range of items you can hire including beverage dispensers.
Blank Space Collective create amazing custom welcome signs and event signage.
Decorate the room with some DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons.
Create a show-stopping stenciled horse artwork.
Melbourne Cup Sweep
If you are having a Melbourne Cup sweep, you might like to make some prizes for the winners, like a homemade Golden Horse Keychain.
Or create the sweeps with Shrinkie Plastic Horse Necklaces – You could even colour them the colours of the jockey’s jersey.
What to wear to the Melbourne Cup
You can’t go wrong with a floral dress or something spotty this year. Lincraft and Spotlight have great resources for making a racing day fascinator.
If you don’t like hats, you can always make your own Horseshoe necklace.
Melbourne Cup Invitations
Black Moss Prints – create amazing invitations.
Head to the official Melbourne Cup website for all the times and details.
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