26 January, 2012

Happy Australia Day

Today is Australia Day - it's the middle of summer and a public holiday so the best way to celebrate is to gather some friends, fire up the barbecue, kick back for the afternoon and enjoy the sunshine. Whip up a pavlova and top it with fresh strawberries and cream, make some homemade lamingtons and serve up some mini meat pies topped with an 'aussie' flag. It might not be the most sophisticated of parties but it will sure to be a load of fun. Go on, throw another prawn on the barbie!








Food images via Donna Hay


If you are feeling energetic here a few ideas to host an extra special Australia Day beach barbecue. Send out some red, white and blue invitations. Fill up some big ice buckets with cold drinks, hang the Australian flag from the balcony, hand out pairs of thongs (flip flops) with Aussie gift tags to your guests, bundle up knives and forks with a serviette and tie them with red and white striped ribbon. It's amazing how much more fun your friends with have if you put in that little bit of extra effort!

  



Images via styleguide.com

Melissah xox

11 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Australia Day, Melissah!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Sounds like our Fourth of July...I am so pleased to here you say "thongs" for flip flops. As kids in the 1970's, we ALWAYS called them thongs. Now it's always flip-flops....wouldn't want anyone to think we are speaking of undies!!! too funny. Enjoy the party mood.

Something Gorgeous said...

Love your post. Makes me feel proud to be an Aussie!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Melissah, and a Happy Australia Day to you! what does it signify?

And, more importantly, what are "lamingtons?"
This curious New Jersey USA girl wants to know!

Happy New Year!
Cass

beachcomber said...

you're making me hungry! have a lovely day!
x

Kaybe said...

You sure know how to celebrate in style. Happy OZ Day!

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

Hope you having a good one, wish I could do an ozzie day post but my laptop is getting fixed.
Don't know how you manage to get these amazing images!
Sar x

Gild and Grace said...

Happy Australia day Melissah! Hope you've had a great one :)

Abbey x

Mama of 2 boys said...

How gorgeous! Sounds like a beautiful Australia Day to me... and who needs sophisticated! :o) xo

designchic said...

Beautiful post, as always. Please visit our blog this morning - we tagged you for an award!!

burbery said...

I wanna holiday now! <3
xoxo

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