Have you found yourself on hosting duties for Australia Day? Whether you are having friends and family over for a relaxing BBQ or going all out and throwing the biggest backyard shindig, anything is possible with the help from the Toowoomba party hire specialists at GC Event Hire.
From the classic Australian hits to the delicious traditional food, here are our top tips for hosting a stress free Australia Day party.
Tip 1: Have A Serving Plan
No one wants to spend their Australia Day tied to the kitchen. Have a serving plan so you can easily cater for your group and still enjoy the day yourself.
Organise a few food stations around the backyard with platters filled with Aussie favourites such as sausage rolls, meat pies, lamingtons and pavlovas. Prepare the food beforehand to make the day easier and utilise some of our catering hire options including serving platters, cake stands, dessert bowls and pie warmers.
Australia Day isn’t complete without a few cold bevvies. Make sure it stays icy cold despite the Queensland heat with the use of an esky! You can rent the following cold storage products from our hire list – ice buckets, eskies and even a mobile cold room to keep your drinks at a perfect temperature all day long.
Tip 2: Comfort Is King
Australia Day is a time for socialising and ensuring your guests are comfortable is king. Make sure you have enough tables and chairs to accommodate everyone. We offering a range of table styles from standard fold out tables to dry bars and offering chairs, stools and ottomans for your convenience.
Tip 3: Utilise Outdoor Lighting
If you suspect your party might continue into the night, fairy and festoon lighting is a great way to maintain light and add ambience to your party. String the lights around trunks and branches or along dark pathways to give your guests safe passage.
Hosting an Australia Day party doesn’t need to be stressful. These tips are a guide to help you create an event that celebrates everything it means to be Australian! Click here to request a free hire quote from our team.