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Melbourne Cup Party Ideas

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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 Outfits & Costumes

  • Costumes.com.au is based in Melbourne and delivers costumes and accessories (including shoes, hats, wigs, party supplies and more) with flat rate delivery Australia-wide. Options for same day to Melbourne metro, order online and pick up from their warehouse in Kilsyth, Victoria. More details about delivery here. They have some horse related costumes for comic effect.
  • 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.

Melbourne Cup Cruises & Events

  • See BCL Melbourne: Melbourne Cup for cruises and tours