The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is one of the most anticipated events in Australia every year. This celebration and event brings together the very best of all Australia and International thoroughbreds for 50 days filled with world-class horse racing action and excitement. The whole event has a carnival like atmosphere that brings the city of Melbourne and nearby areas life during spring time.
This year’s major racing carnival includes a four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival, usually hosted in Flemington in early November. Flemington is known to be the home of the Melbourne Cup Day which highlights a 3-day Caulfield Cup carnival hosted in Caulfield in October and has always been an exciting event for horse racing fans.
With all the happenings going on, it would be fun to participate in the events and the happenings during this 50-day event. Another thing to look forward to during this time of the year in Australia is the party that comes with the carnival and celebrations. Instead of going to after-parties during this busy time of the year, why not have the party celebrated right at the comfort of your homes.
Here are ideas you could try for your own version of a Melbourne Spring Carnival Party.
Have your television set-up at a large area in your home or in your backyard
You can still enjoy the race and the fun outdoors without having to endure the heat, long lines and traffic in Melbourne by just watching the events on your television screen. If you plan to have guests in the house, setting up your television in your living area or your backyard would make you feel like being actually present at the game. Having friends around allows you to bet or simply enjoy watching the races featured in the events.
Set-up barbeque for your Melbourne Spring Carnival party
Barbeque and chips are easy to do and cheap food items you could consider for your Melbourne Spring Carnival party at home. You can also grill burgers, steaks and hamburgers too. You can ask friends to go potluck as well if you would want to have plenty of food for the party. Take note of who will bring the drinks as well.
Decorate Carnival Style
To being the spring carnival atmosphere right inside your homes, having carnival inspired decorations is a must. You can have it DIY or purchase a few cheap ribbons and bonbons to decorate your place. It would be fun to encourage your guests to arrive in costume. Since the festival is all about races and horses, you can ask them to come in their racing attire or dress-up like a cowboy. Best in costumes gets to eat the most burgers and barbeque in the party.
Tame down and simply enjoy fun conversation with friends after watching the exciting races in the TV or after enjoying the sumptuous foods with country music as your background. This would definitely offer a chance for your family and friends to enjoy the spring carnival at the comfort of your homes.