Catering for a Killer Australia Day Party
If you are hosting this year's Australia Day party, you want to make sure it's an event that everyone will remember and plaster all over their social media streams. Here are some tips to make sure it's the best Australia Day party ever.
Lots of meat
Nothing says Australia Day like overloaded plates of meat, potato salad and crusty rolls. If you don't want to be stuck behind the barbeque all day (and with the average temperature on Australia Day being somewhere between scorching and fiery who does?), it can be great to explore other options. Getting your barbeque catered by a spit roasting company, such as Victorian Golden Roast, can be a good compromise so that you can spend the day snacking on tasty plates of meat and hanging out with your friends, rather than preparing and serving food all day long.
Lots of drinks
If it's a super hot day, it's important to stay hydrated. If you and your guests are having some alcoholic beverages, you need to try and alternate non-alcoholic drinks with alcoholic ones on hot days so that you don't become dehydrated. Try to provide a selection of tasty non-alcoholic options such as soft drinks and juices, as well as alcoholic drinks. If you are organising a spit roast package, you can often get a selection of drink packages to go with the delicious spread of food. That can free you up from needing to make runs to the shop all day for extra drinks.
While the traditional soundtrack for an Australia Day barbeque is a hottest 100 countdown from the year before, you can also choose from a range of cool classic Australian tunes from throughout the year. People often like singing along, so why not organise a karaoke competition? You can either hire a karaoke machine or set up your laptop with one of the easily available karaoke programs. Just be sure to keep the karaoke equipment away from any pools or other water fun so that you don't have to also organise a trip to emergency (or explain what happened to the karaoke equipment!).
With some planning, you'll have a great Australia Day party that will be the envy of all of your friends and followers. Outsourcing some of the food and beverage preparation and serving from the day can help to free you up from some of the hotter and less interesting parts of party planning, so you can enjoy the party!