The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November every year. A lot of offices and schools have Melbourne Cup parties, and some people like to host get-togethers with their friends. Even if you’re not going to the races, you can still dress up and have fun on the day!
Melbourne Cup Party Products
- Parties Online is a Sydney-based party products store that has been in operation since 1991. They specialise in tableware, balloons, costumes and more. See their Melbourne Cup section for foil balloon horses, jockey cap coasters, horseshoe and horse cutouts, and more.
- Party Products Australia have Melbourne Cup banners, jockey caps, horse shape foil balloons, and more. See Melbourne Cup. Flat-rate delivery Australia-wide.
Melbourne Cup Party Outfits & Costumes
- Parties Online - Australian shop with Dress ups and Fancy Costumes. They sell Hats, Gloves, Glasses, Noses, Beards & Moustaches, plus a whole heap of complete Ladies’ and Men’s costumes. Based in Sydney, Parties Online have been selling party products since 1991. You’ll find lots of costumes, wigs and accessories
- Fashionably Yours has a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop-front in Wahroonga on Sydney’s North Shore has everything you need in one place for a day at the races. (see BCL shop details)
- Costume Box – For a slightly less serious party, check out Costume Box’s horse and jockey themed costumes. They are based in Sydney and deliver Australia-wide. Costume box have a wide range of fancy dress, make-up, masks, and accessories for adults and kids.
Melbourne Cup Office Party Ideas
Many offices have competitions and sweepstakes on Melbourne Cup day. To add a little bit of fun, why not have some small prizes for the winners. Below are some shops with inexpensive but cool toys and prizes.
- Coolthings – The latest cool gadgets, gizmos & gifts that make you say “That’s Cool”. Delivery to anywhere in Australia and also overseas. They have gifts and gadgets from as little as $5. You could even hold your own Melbourne Cup with their racing nuns, babies etc
Melbourne Cup Cruises & Events
- See BCL Melbourne: Melbourne Cup for cruises and tours