3 Musts For Melbourne Cup Party Hosts

The Melbourne Cup is often referred to as “the race that stops a nation.” It’s also a wonderful reason to get together with your friends and family and enjoy a nice Tuesday afternoon.

You can have some mid-week fun even if you can’t tell your fillies from your colts by hosting a Melbourne Cup get together. Here are some things you can do to help make your party an afternoon to remember.

Fancy dress
Everybody loves getting dressed up for a derby, and Melbourne Cup is no different. Just because you’re not out at the races doesn’t mean you can’t show off your finest threads. Encourage your guests to dress to impress and even offer a small prize like a bouquet of fresh flowers or a bottle of wine for the best or most unique outfit.

Of course a day at the races isn’t complete without amazing headwear, and Melbourne Cup Day is a time to really let the creative juices flow. When you invite your guests, tell them to bring a large hat. Then set up a table where everybody can turn their plain headpieces into stunning accessories.
In addition to ribbon, netting and other decorative hat products, make sure you have plenty of flowers on hand. Adding carnations or chrysanthemums to your hat provides a natural burst of colour that can’t be easily replicated by man-made items. You can order flowers online and have them arrive the day of the race, giving your guests the chance to add some fresh, fragrant beauty to their hats.

Setting the scene
A wonderful table setting can help you match the amazing fashion efforts put forth by you and your guests. You can keep it simple with some white dishware and linen, shiny silver utensils and some great floral centrepieces. A few bunches of coloured roses or cheery sunflowers is all it takes to spruce up the look of your serving space.
Having friends and family over for Melbourne Cup is a dynamite way to enjoy the big race without having to deal with the headaches and costs of crowds and traffic that come with heading to the track. A little effort and some help from Fresh Flowers can help turn your home into a great venue. In addition to Melbourne itself, we also offer flower delivery in Sunshine Coast and Central Coast as well as other major metropolitan areas around Australia. Check it out tod