1. Dress up in True Blue Aussie attire
Whether you are getting together with friends or family or heading along to a public event you can really get into the spirit of Australia Day by wearing some Aussie gear. You can even have a prize for the best dressed on the day! Dress up as your favourite Australian icon or simply don the green and gold we guarantee you will have a load of laughs!
2. Start a street party
Play backyard/street cricket and footy, get everyone to bring a plate of food and even put up some decorations in the trees and bushes. The neighbourhood kids will have a ball! These delightful water colour decorations featuring 4 Australian birds and 4 Australian flowers are perfect for hanging in your garden.
3. Australia Day At Work
Have you ever celebrated Australia Day at the office? You can organise a morning tea or lunch the day before Australia Day or another day during the week and it can be a great team building experience. Living overseas? It's also a great way to celebrate the day when you don't get to have the public holiday! Ask everyone to bake or bring a plate, and those who don't cook can help out with paper plates etc.
Register your Australia Day At Work party at www.australiadayatwork.com.au and you will be sent a free resource pack with everything you need to host your event. There are even prizes to be won!
Our fantastic Australian Animal Cookie Cutters are just what you need to bake some delicious cookies for a sensational Australia Day At Work morning tea.
4. BBQ with a difference
Perhaps one of the most popular and traditional ways to celebrate our favourite national holiday is with a barbecue. However, when you tell your vegetarian and vegan friends you are hosting a BBQ on Australia day they may not immediately jump for joy. This year, why not branch out a little bit and plan a barbecue that will knock all your guests' socks off?
Did you know you can BBQ tofu? Or that Ratatouille kebabs only take 15 minutes to prepare? For some amazing BBQ ideas visit taste.com.au and host an Australia Day barbie that will have your guests raving about your talents for years to come.
5. Enjoy live music in the major cities
Most major cities and many local towns will be hosting live music performances including free concerts and music shows. To find out about the public Australia Day events happening near you go to australiaday.org.au. Many of the concerts and live performances will culminate in spectacular fireworks so make sure you check what's on near you and get there early to grab a good spot.