6 TIPS for a BONZER AUSTRALIA DAY Party !
G'Day Mates (that's Aussie Slang for HELLO)
The team at 24-7 Party Paks are preparing for our Australia Day celebrations on January 26th and we have asked our family and friends to contribute to what makes a BONZER (that's Aussie slang for the BEST) Australia Day Party OR Aussie BBQ.
So here are 6 tips to celebrate Australia Day in True Aussie style with little fuss and no stress.
Tip 1 - Planning your BBQ and Australian themed party food
Every Aussie loves a BBQ or Barbie and it's a quick and cheap way to feed a whole tribe. Here you will find a list of things we will be serving on Australia Day for our tribes. Don't forget to decorate your food platters with lots of mini Aussie Flag food picks available from our Australia Day party supplies page a great way to dress up your food on your party table and they are only $2 for a pack of 10 - caterers pack available too !
List of food ideas to cook on the BBQ -
sausage sizzle with bangers and dead 'orse (Aussie Slang for sausages and Tomato Sauce)
shrimps on skewers (that's Aussie Slang for Prawns)
Sliders mini hamburgers
List of other savoury Aussie party food ideas -
mini party pies
fritz and sauce sangers (that's Aussie Slang for sandwiches)
List of Aussie sweet treats -
Australian flag themed cake toppers or cupcake toppers
just bake an A4 sized rectangle cake and plonk a Australian Flag printed edible icing image on top for a quick solution for sweets
mini pavs (that's Aussie slang for Pavlova's)
You know the Kiwi's (New Zealanders) try to claim Pavlova's as their own every True Blue Aussie party loves a Pav (Pavlova).
You can decorate with our silly fun mini plastic flies for a joke on your guests (it wouldn't be the same without annoying pesty flies at your BBQ)
also see our secret to a perfect pavlova everytime
White wings Pavlova magic
Tim Tam biscuits
Lamingtons - either traditional square ones or on cake pops checkout the women's weekly tried and tested failproof - ingredients list and recipe
Tip 2 - Decorating your Aussie themed Tabletop
Decorate your tabletop with Australian Flag themed partyware we can help you with these items !
Just pop over to our Australia Day party supplies page
You will need -
Aussie plastic tablecover - Red or Blue or Australian Flag theme print. That way when the party is over you can grab each corner of the tablecover and tie it up with all your partying mess in the middle and dispose in one big heap !
Aussie Flag themed disposable plates, cups, napkins and matching red or blue plastic disposable cutlery you can wrap your cutlery for a professional caterers touch !
Aussie Balloon table centrepieces - create a centrepiece using Australian Flag print themed party foil balloons fill with helium and tie with a weight or create a spiffy (that's Aussie slang for cool) centrepiece with a noodle box and florist foam and decorate with lots of mini Aussie Flags
Tip 3 - Decorating your Aussie backyard or Barn
Fill your party room with loads of Aussie themed items leftovers from other parties and just about anything bad taste will do !
Decorate your party room with Red and Blue or Australian Flag printed balloons fill with helium tie ribbon and pop corks on the bottom of the ribbon for balloon weights.
Decorate with giant inflatable kangaroos, thongs and Aussie beach balls you can usually get from the local Bargain $2 Shop
create a DIY garland by hanging empty Victorian Bitter beer cans, Australian Flags or Thongs
Tip 4 - Dress-up like an Aussie
Create your own DIY affordable costume with these fun items and ideas from around the home or support your local thrift shop or grab a bargain from your local $2 shop
Silly Aussie Red and Blue or Yellow and Green coloured wigs and fun giant glasses
White Zinc cream (sun blockout) on your nose
Towelling hat or a straw hat with hanging corks to keep the flies away
Tie a GIANT Aussie Flag around your waist as a skirt or Apron
finish off with Aussie Thongs on your feet
Tip 5 - Goodies for your guests to take home
To say thankyou for coming to your special day give your guests a take home plastic noodle box (available in red or blue) fill it with leftovers from your BBQ. Other fun ideas for your party box fillers -
Aussie party blowers
mini pack of Tim Tams
uninflated Aussie beach ball
Aussie themed pencils
great mates rubber wristband
Tip 6 - Learn the Aussie Slang Lingo
Give your guests a surprise when you talk just like an Aussie. Aussies seem to shorten every name and word or tend to give nick-names for almost everything !
Have some fun learning AUSSIE words and terms from these sites
**we are not associated with these sites but think they could help**
Choose from one of our fav BBQ Slang words for your invitations
Barbie - Barbecue
Cozzie - Bathers for Swimming
Bash - Party
Cobber - Friend
Pav - Pavlova
Prezzy - Gift
Arvo - Afternoon
Fav - favourite
Bonzer - great
Banger - Sausage
Well we hope that arms you with all the tools for the best backyard Aussie party or Aussie barbie ! Checkout our Pinterest page for some extra fun ideas on your Australian Day OR pop over to the Official Australia Day website to see whats on in your neck of the woods (or AUSTRALIAN STATE) for January 26th Australia Day.
Feel free to leave comments we are happy to help making your Party a Bonzer one !
OI OI OI (Aussie slang for Aussie cheer or celebration shout)