Australia Day is the ultimate day to throw a party in Melbourne.

The Harbour Kitchen team love hosting amazing Australia Day events and on this week’s blog, we share our Australia Day party ideas and inspiration. This Australia Day, invite your nearest and dearest for a reunion, a birthday party or just because!

Event Styling Inspiration

Australia Day event styling does not have to be all about yellow and green! Take Australia Day décor inspiration from the colours of the Australian landscape or include stunning Australian native flowers such as Waratahs, Banksias and gum nuts.

Native Australian Flowers are a stunning addition to an Australia Day event. Image credit Temple & Webster, Australian House & Garden.

Menu Choices

A sumptuous Australia Day feast often includes BBQ’d meat, fresh salads and classic Aussie desserts such as lamingtons and Pavlova with all the trimmings.

Seafood is always a great choice for Australia Day events. Seared salmon is a very popular menu choice at Harbour Kitchen – salmon always impresses.

Harbour Kitchen’s mouth watering seared salmon is the perfect Australia Day menu choice.

Ice Cold Drinks

Essential Australia Day party beverage choices must be served ice cold! Refresh your guests with local beers and Australian wines.

Aussie Soundtrack

Get your Australia Day party started with an old school classic Aussie soundtrack! There are so many favourites that are sure fire dance floor fillers such as John Farnham (in particular, Your the Voice and Take the Pressure Down!), Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel.

Gorgeous Australia Day party inspiration from the creative team at Lenzo.

The Great Outdoors

Your guests will love being outdoors on Australia Day! Choose a venue or location that has adequate seating and shade and don’t forget to bring sun screen along for guests that may have forgotten to slip, slop, slap.

Contact us today to find out why Harbour Kitchen is the perfect venue choice for your upcoming event.