Thursday 14th February, 2019 will mark a special occasion in our lunching calendar. Valentine’s Day provides an an opportunity for couples across Australia to show their love for each other.
Saturday 28th September, 2019
Riverfire 2019 is set to be a special event in our lunching calendar. This is your opportunity to celebrate Riverfire with a magnificent dining experience served against the backdrop of spectacular views and fireworks.
Every year the race that stops the nation gives us the opportunity to activate our out-of-office notification and have some fun with our colleagues at the annual office Melbourne Cup party.
Whether you’ll be watching the race at the office with some share platters and cheeky beverages or you’ve got a function venue booked, take your 2018 Melbourne Cup event to the next level with these hilarious Melbourne Cup party ideas.
Melbourne Cup Party Idea 1. Office Chair Race
Before the Melbourne Cup race officially starts, you can have your own competition using office chairs as horses and a group of confident colleagues as jockeys. The rest of the office can put bets on who they think might win.
Create a circular race track similar to the one at the Melbourne Cup or just use whatever space is available to you. If lots of people want to be involved you could always have a relay race. Make sure you clear the ‘track’ get all valuables like computers out of the way before you fire the starting gun.
Melbourne Cup Party Idea 2. Horse Shoe Quoits
Quoits is a traditional game that dates all the way back to ancient Greece. It is relatively simple and can be enjoyed by everyone in the office without anyone having to go to too much effort.
The Game is simple; all players have to do is pitch a horseshoe at vertical spikes that are at a reasonable distance away. If you have access to an outdoor area, this sport is commonly played on grass. If you have booked an indoor function venue for your Melbourne Cup office party, let the staff know ahead of time that you’ll be playing and they may be able to help you clear space and get set up.
Melbourne Cup Party Idea 3. Pin the tail on the racehorse
This game is fairly self-explanatory, it is essentially pin the tail on the donkey but with a racehorse. This game sounds simple but it is actually a lot of fun, especially after your second glass of bubbly. Making the racehorse DIY style won’t take too much time or effort, and it is also relatively inexpensive.
Melbourne Cup Party Idea 4. Fashion Walk Off
Encourage everyone to dress up for your Melbourne Cup event. Host a fashion show on the day and have everyone perform their best catwalk model impression. Pick a few people to judge the event and present awards for categories such as best dressed male, best-dressed Female, and Best Cat Walker.
Melbourne Cup Party Idea 5. Hat Making Competition
A hat making competition will give everyone the chance to get creative on Melbourne Cup Day. Set up a craft table and watch as everyone goes crazy with the glue gun and sparkles. When everyone has made a hat they can show them off in a Melbourne Cup fashion show and the person with the best hat receives a prize.
If you really want to pull out all the stops you could also hire someone to teach a flower crown making workshop. This way everyone will be able to make something they are actually proud of and happy to wear.
Melbourne Cup 2018
Let us take the hassle out of organising your Melbourne Cup event. Our guide to Melbourne Cup 2018 is coming soon.
Melbourne Cup Fashion Tips: 5 Simple Rules
Want to avoid the myriad of fashion faux pas racing down the track at this year’s Melbourne Cup? As one of the biggest social events in your whole calendar, everyone wants to feel confident in what they’re wearing for the race that stops the nation. And whether your celebrations are on the track itself, or in at a private function venue, there are certain expectations that go along with the day.
Dodge the minefield of ‘what is she wearing’ dresses and ‘what on earth is that thing’ fascinators with our top 5 rules for your Melbourne Cup attire – including what you’ll want to avoid at all costs.
Fashion Tip #1: Know what’s ‘in’
Ready for some research? Rest easy, cause we’re not going to ask you for the square root of pi; all you have to do is spend some time googling what’s in, what’s out, and what’s never, ever been anywhere close to fashionable. For example, spring colours tend to be big and bright, so don’t be dull. You might also look in to ditching the fascinator for a metallic headpiece or wide-brimmed hat. Check out our Melbourne Cup fashion tips while you’re at it!
Fashion Tip #2: Accessorising is everything
Guys, take it from us – a colourful pocket square and some shiny cufflinks (yes, we’re basically crows) will make all the difference. Girls, this is where hoarding all those pairs of earrings finally pay off, so pull out your statement jewellery, headpieces, and bold lipstick to really make that outfit pop.
Fashion Tip #3: Be bold
Melbourne Cup is all about making big, bold statements, so don’t be boring! Dream big, shop bigger, and push the boundaries when it comes to your wardrobe, makeup, or hair. Trust us – watching those jaws hit the floor makes all the work worth it!
Fashion Tip #4: Think classy
This isn’t your average day on the green, girls! Take those dresses to an elegant knee length, keep the exposed skin to a tasteful amount, and think fancy thoughts (you can veg in your PJs tomorrow). We know it can be a pain to hobble around in the heels that make your calves look like sculted marble, so make sure you wear in those shoes before the day. Your feet will thank you.
Fashion Tip #5: Wear something you love
After all the hard work you put in to looking fabulous, you’ll want a walk by a mirror to plaster the biggest grin of the year on your face. You deserve to feel like a million dollars – so make sure you love what you’re wearing as much as everyone else is sure to!
Melbourne Cup 2019: Events Coming Soon
My, oh my, time really does fly when you’re having fun, and just like that Melbourne Cup has gone and snuck up on us again. Enjoy cocktails and canapés or an elegant sit down meal. Don’t get caught with a long face – our range of top events for Melbourne Cup 2019 will be announced soon.
New Year’s Eve 2019 will mark the last lunch of the calendar year. Considering the significance of New Year’s Eve, there’s no surprise as to why this is one of our favourite events of the year.
The first Tuesday in November marks one of the most significant luncheons in our calendar. Prepare to saddle up for Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 5th November, 2019 as we showcase a spectacular range of events at the best restaurants, bars, pubs and venues.
The first Sunday of September marks a special occasion in our lunching calendar. Father’s Day, Sunday 21 September, 2019 provides an an opportunity show our appreciation for their many contributions and characteristics.
Saturday 26th January, 2019 will mark a special occasion in our social calendar. Australia Day is perhaps one of the more controversial events on our lunching schedule, however this is yet another public holiday that shouldn’t be missed.
Sunday 12th May, 2019 marks a special occasion in our lunching calendar. Mother’s Day provides an opportunity show our appreciation for the contributions of our Mums.
With the festive season fast approaching, it’s nearly time to start planning your Christmas lunch for 2017.
Whether you’re anticipating an all-out, end of year grand slammer, or a quiet and refined Christmas lunch, we’ve assembled the ultimate guide to the best Christmas Christmas lunch menus for 2017’s festive season.