Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 every year and commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. All across Australia there are parades, barbecues, parties and fireworks.
Read on below for some ideas for your own Australia Day party.
Or try something different and have an Aussie Icon's Party with a options like Edna Everage, those weird Australian politicians, etc.
Australian Things To Do & Eat
- Try some of these quintessentially Australian foods:
- Prawns, lamb steaks, barbecued mango, potato salad, coleslaw, hamburgers, damper, prawn and avocado skewers.
- You'll need a range of drinks for children and adults, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. If you're going to a public park, make sure you take plenty of water, as there aren't always clean drinking taps around.
- Children: Fruit juice poppers, apple juice, fizzy drinks, water.
- Adults: Beer, wine, water, fizzy drinks, orange juice, water.
- You can't forget the deserts:
- Lamingtons, icy poles, Anzac biscuits, pavlova, decorate a cake for Australia (or even bake a cake in the shape of Australia!).
- Backyard and beach sports. Play cricket, soccer, football and gripball for a summer party. If you're celebrating Australia Day in the northern hemisphere, you might have to make an indoor beach.
- Pin the tail on the kangaroo or the nose on the koala.
Australia Day Party Costumes & Clothing
Go green and gold. Shorts and thongs. And a hat with corks.