Australia Day Celebration
Australia Day is an annual celebration of Governor Arthur Phillip’s arrival with the First Fleet in New South Wales. The arrival was in 1788, and the eleven ships in the First Fleet carried the first wave of settlers from Britain who would establish a British presence in Australia.
While there are public celebrations and private parties, not all Australians are so eager to consider this to be a day to celebrate. The indigenous people are not all happy about the British colonization, and some avoid celebrating the historical event.
The Southern Hemisphere
In January, the weather is warm is the southern hemisphere. Summer in the southern hemisphere occurs when winter occurs in the northern hemisphere.
Outdoor parties are possible, especially grilling parties. An outdoor event can be made simpler using grilling baskets, which not only make the grilling process easier but yield better results. Food flips at one time, so the cook simply rotates the basket. No burger is last off the grill after burning. The burgers, or whatever, is removed all at once.
For more on grilling baskets please read Amazing Grilling Baskets. Grilling baskets are great at problem solving. Grilled food is less likely to break apart, loss due to food falling into the fire is reduced, and cooking becomes more uniform.
Serving Food and Drink
Serving drinks outdoors is fun if you use a decorative inflatable cooler. Select a party theme appropriate cooler and ice the drinks down.
Food can be served using generic paper plates, napkins, and cups. However, Australian flag paper plates and napkins will add to the decorations, hence they will enhance the party.
Australian flag picks can be used in cupcakes and sandwiches, and they can even be used as cocktail aids. If you have more picks than needed for the food, they can be used as table scatters or added to other decorations such as centerpieces.
The party can be decorated with hanging decorations, centerpieces, balloons, and more. The decorations shown for an Australia Day party utilize the Australian flag and the kangaroo. Yes, other symbols of Australia exist, such as the koala and the kookaburra, but the kangaroo is the one that is best known.
Party lanterns can be dark blue to work with the predominant color of the Australian flag.
Dress the Part
Find an Australian hat and wear it, especially if the event is to be outdoors.
Other articles you may be interested are on food safety and alcohol-free beverages.
Here is the link to Party Food Safety. Party food is often out for a period of time. Make certain the food is safe when eaten. There are items available to help with this.
For Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks please see this article. Non-alcoholic party drinks can help make your party safe, and avoid many problems. Offer non-alcoholic options to your guests. Just make those options tasty.
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