Australia Day playlist and party ideas.

Australia Day playlist & party ideas


26th of January is Australia Day. The first arrival of the first fleet from Great Britain commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.

Today, we celebrate our diverse culture, our environment, music and sports along with many other Aussie achievements. What makes the day more Aussie is getting together over a BBQ or alfresco lunch (eating outdoors) with all your friends or as we say 'mates'.
So today's post I have compiled a list of Aussie songs for you to compliment your get together. I have:

  • Sia
  • Big Pig
  • The Temper Trap
  • Boom Crash Opera
  • Screaming Jets
  • Diesel
  • Cut Copy and many, many more.

A mixing bowl of Aussie artist you may forgotten from the past to the contemporary . How do you get to my song list is by clicking here or here
(Note: you need to join up with Spotify. It's free and easy to follow so you can find my hit list.)



Now for the fun BBQ/party ideas and beautiful inspiring Aussie photos:

Max Dupain, Sunbaker

The famous Aussie 1937 photo by Max Dupain, The Sunbaker.

Cameron Herweynen

This beautiful portrait of an aboriginal child is taken by Cameron Herweynen.

aust-day-collage-2Love this setting. Alfresco dining a la Australian way. Styling by Karen Locke, Photo credit by Creative Image. More pics to come...

The Design Files:Katie QuinnYou can't beat an ice-cold drink. via The Design Files, Katie Quinn.

Lamb rolls with tzatzikiLamb chops, lamb sausages how about minced lamb rolls (Greek koftas) with tzatziki. Mouth watering! via SBS

australiaday_party_065Another photo from stylist Karen Locke. This setting has the old Australian country charm.

Chris HemsworthWhoops! How did this photo get here? Happy Australia Day Chris.

australiaday_party_085Anzac biscuits and a cuppa of Bushells tea. You can't get more aussie than that. Honoury mentions to Tim Tams and Iced Vovos. Stylist Karen Locke. For more of Karen's beautiful styling work click here.

mini_pavlovas2Easy to make pavola with blueberries and pomangrant. Love this vibrant colours of blue, red and white. via A Sweet Muddle site full of beautiful food photography.

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 4.56.10 pmAnother pavola creation and this one will impress your guests. Via A Little Delightful

Summer cocktail via Table For TwoAnd lastly, we can't forget a summery drink. This one is delish, find the recipe on Table for Two

For the kids:

Gold & Green fruit skewers Kids love fruit in summer. Gold and green skewers, freeze them to make it extra cold. Found on Pinterest.

Australia Day masksI love this candid photo of the children wearing these Australia Day masks, (it looks easy to make you need: foam, felt or thick cardboard for the mask, felt for the noses and to finish off, cotton wool and feathers and elastic. Supplies via your local craft shop.) photo credit The Woman's Day. It reminds me of this..

May GibbsWattle babies by May Gibbs (1877-1969). Australia's famous illustrator from her book- The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Sugarland cupcakesAren't these adorable by Sugarland Cupcakes. I couldn't eat one, too precious!

 To print out Australia Day colouring sheets click here. Lots to choose from for a bit of quiet time.

That is all from me. Happy Australia Day to everyone around the world. Don't forget my Aussie Day song list to play!

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11 Responses to "Australia Day playlist and party ideas."

  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    January 23, 2015 - 7:07 am

    Great collection of ideas here. I usually just turn on JJJ for Australia Day music.

    • Astrid
      January 23, 2015 - 12:43 pm

      Thanks Malinda. The only time I listen to JJJ is in the car but I’m a Triple M listener or WSFM, love old school music expect when my husband changes it to the cricket station :S

  • Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker
    January 23, 2015 - 8:31 am

    Oh my! Those May Gibbs cupcakes are all the cute! I love the old-style country table setting too.
    Such great Australia Day inspiration here Astrid.
    Thanks for linking them to the Australia Day party. Have a great weekend!

    • Astrid
      January 23, 2015 - 12:44 pm

      Hi Amanda, thanks for popping by and creating the link party. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things
    January 23, 2015 - 1:59 pm

    I love the table setting Astrid! So perfectly Australian with it’s outdoor features.

    • Astrid
      January 26, 2015 - 8:44 am

      Hi Krissy. Me too! I found the setting so charming and perfectly Aussie. Hope you’re having a great Aussie day weekend with your family.

  • shannon
    January 23, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    Cracking Aussie playlist Astrid!
    Miss 5 and I are having a kitchen disco right now whilst I’m prepping dinner. And thanks for the trip down memory lane with snugglepot and cuddlepie!

    • Astrid
      January 26, 2015 - 8:58 am

      Thanks Shannon! I love a good mix of artists. I had most of these songs on my ‘mix music’ tape- oh the poor forgotten tapes. Glad your daughter loves it too, my Miss 4 favourite is Hungry Town, she finds it funny to dance to a band called Big Pig.
      Don’t you love May Gibbs!Have a great Aussie Day with your weekend!

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  • Min@WriteoftheMiddle
    January 26, 2015 - 8:15 am

    Oh wow there are some beautiful images gathered together in this here post! Chris Hemsworth LOL!! Oh those gorgeous May Gibbs cupcakes!! Adore the portrait of the Aboriginal child. Happy Australia Day! 🙂

    • Astrid
      January 26, 2015 - 9:16 am

      Hi Min, thanks for popping over. Glad you like the images, my favourite is the May Gibbs cupcakes too. So beautifully done. Have a great Aussie Day to you too!

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