It's a good idea to do some research prior to throwing an Australian-themed party. Learning about Australian customs can help make the party authentic and enjoyable. For an outdoor party, many Australian recipes can be grilled on the barbecue. Australian decor, such as boomerangs and Aboriginal art prints, may add a festive look to the party. Other Australian-themed party ideas can be found by reading books and travel guides, as well as visiting websites dedicated to the Australian lifestyle.
Organizers can get creative and use eucalyptus branches and wreaths to decorate for a party. Decorating with all shades of gold and green is a must, as these are the national colors of Australia. Posters of the Australian outback can make a nice backdrop. If the decor has an outback theme, everyone attending might wear safari jackets and khaki cargo pants. Over-sized safari hats can complete the outback outfit.
Many online stores offer custom-designed banners and signs that would enhance any Australian-themed party. A "Kangaroo Crossing" or "Entering the Outback" sign might add a festive touch to the decor. In addition, Australian-inspired stuffed animals can be placed indoors or out. Kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, and emus are a few good choices.
Having the festivities at a beach house is a good idea for an Australian-themed party. A pool party offers many possibilities for decorating Australian style. An Australian flag can be placed poolside or on the front porch.
Most everyone knows some Australian slang and catch phrases. Pronunciation with a believable Australian accent might be more challenging for English speakers from other countries, but it can be done with practice. To Americans, the Australian pronunciation of "mate" should sound like "mite," while "late" should sound like "light."
Good music is an essential part of any successful celebration. For an Australian-themed party, the selection might include music by well-known pop or rock artists from Australia. For more traditional Australian music, there's the unofficial national song called "Waltzing Matilda."
Activities at an Australian-themed party are often sports-oriented. Aboriginal boomerang games can be fun, while cricket, lawn darts, and badminton can be enjoyed by all ages. For those willing to learn the rules and regulations, a rugby game or Australian-rules football can also be organized.
Foods at an Australian-themed party may include barbecued steaks and shrimp, which are commonly referred to as prawns. For snacking, vegamite on crackers can be a healthy choice. The adults are sure to appreciate Australian beer.