Category : Alfresco
Summer is in full swing with patios and alfrescos getting plenty of use throughout the Mandurah and Rockingham area. The weather is hot, the sun is shining, and Australia Day is right around the corner. This year, when making plans for Australia Day, why not considering celebrating at home and showing off your alfresco area to your friends and family? Explore these suggestions and find inspiration for making your Australia Day celebration an event to remember.
Prepare your Alfresco in Mandurah
Australia Day is about getting outside and making the most of the summer weather. With a little preparation you will be sure to have your guests already asking you to host again next year.
Get your garden in top shape
We know that lawns suffer in the summer heat, but with a little foresight you can keep that lawn looking green. Water in the evenings for the weeks leading up to Aussie Day, and give it a mow the day before so it’s looking sharp and feeling soft underfoot. Pull weeds and make sure garden beds are free of leaves for a great first impression.
You can never have too many decorations
There is no such as thing one Australian flag too many at an Aussie Day party. Flags, banners, tablecloths, plates and serviettes are all great ways to show off your pride. Drape green and gold streamers across the patio for maximum festivity, and grab an inflatable kangaroo for extra pride points!
Get the pool sparkling
Be sure to clean the pool of all debris and have that water sparkling clear. With typical summer temperatures, Aussie Day is sure to see all your mates in the pool at least once for a refreshing dip. If you don’t have a pool, grab a kiddie pool and fill that the day before. Guests will happily cool their feet and the little ones will have a blast.
Food, Drink, and Entertainment
No Australia Day celebration is complete without a BBQ and some music. Be sure to have the tunes cranking and the grill fired up for all day entertainment with friends and family.
Guests are likely to bring their own favourite bevvies of choice, but a crisp bowl of punch is a welcome treat for guests. Sparkling waters and juices are a crowd pleaser on a hot day. Think pomegranate and cranberry, and splash some fresh berries in for a drink that looks as good as it tastes.
Sausage rolls and meat pies have to make an appearance at any true blue Aussie Day party. These timeless crowd pleasers are welcome fare all day long. Combined with a BBQ full of sausages and lamb cutlets, no guests will be leaving hungry.
Nothing says Aussie dessert like lamingtons and pavlova. Ask guests who has the best family recipe and ask them to bring their creations to share with everyone. Someone always has an aunt who does it best, so be sure to get them to bring their recipe along this year.
Coastal Patios WA love Australia Day as much as the next Aussie, and look forward year round to celebrating in Mandurah under the alfresco. Be sure to contact Coastal Patios WA today to create your custom designed alfresco space today!