It’s that time of year again… the race that stops the entire nation for a good 3-and-a-half minutes. Now is it just me, or do all the fun-filled festivities surrounding Melbourne Cup take priority over the actual race?
Whether you’re in it for the dazzling fashion, the sparkling wine, the betting tips or all of the above, we want to make sure you spend your day right, whichever part of the country you may be celebrating from!
Throw an Office Party
Unfortunately for many of us who don’t live in Victoria, the reality of Melbourne Cup Day is really just another day at the office. If this is you, why not embrace the race-day vibes by encouraging your boss to throw a party at work!
Run a sweepstakes competition between your fellow colleagues and ask everyone to come dressed on the day in their smartest race-day frock. Flick the tv on in the afternoon and enjoy the action straight from work!
Treat Yourself To a Cup Day Lunch
A fancy Cup Day lunch with your family and friends is another perfect way to watch the race and soak up the atmosphere on the day! We’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s hottest venues that will be putting on special lunches and are filled with huge screens, so you won’t miss out on a minute of the action.
Be sure to make your reservations soon though… these venues are bound to be booked out in no time!
Cup Day at Flemington!
If you’re heading down to Flemington for Cup Day, lucky you! And in terms of your get-up, an incredible head-turning outfit is an absolute must. Traditionally, the biggest day of spring demands bold, vibrant colours with eye-catching detail and design, coupled with a pair of striking heels and an impressive headpiece.
Cup Day is your one chance to really out-do yourself and make sure you stand out from the rest. Here are some of Esther’s top picks to guarantee you’re the talk of the town!
So there you have it! Our top tips for embracing the most significant race day of the year. Get excited, this year Melbourne Cup is Tuesday Nov 7th, so make sure you’re prepared!
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