3 Essentials for a Melbourne Cup Party

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It’s that time of year again. Melbourne Cup fever is beginning and people are already planning where they’ll be for the day.

Whether its at the race track, at a venue, in the office, or in your home, people all over the country stop to watch and celebrate the famous horse race.

Are you going to a Melbourne Cup party? Or even hosting one? Here’s the 3 essential things you’ll need to do:

Dress up

First things first, right? Dressing up for Melbourne Cup festivities is tradition and it’s a great way to get people in the party mood. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look great on the day.

You can easily DIY a hat or fascinator, take a look at the one ABC shared.

For the guys, there’s no need to get too fancy. Throw a nice jacket over a suit shirt and pair of jeans and you’re done!

Food and drinks

This is a big one. No one wants to celebrate without a glass of bubbly or beer. And finger food is a must, particularly if there will be alcohol.

For ease, serve simple and easy to eat finger food and big batches of drinks. That way there will be less mess and less wastage.

If you are planning a big party inside or outside for the day, you’ll need to keep the food and drinks cold and stored properly. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a good sized refrigerator or even a mobile cold room.


To make your event look great, decorate with all your favourite springtime essentials like flowers, candles, lanterns and even fairy lights if you’re entertaining outdoors. Choose bright colours, balloons, anything festive and fun. You can get creative here.

But the one key thing you’ll need in “decorations” is a big screen TV, so that no one misses the race.


Melbourne Cup Day takes place on Tuesday, the 7th of November.