Melbourne Cup Day – food, fasinator and decorating ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven’t planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together. Whether you have the day off, you will be out celebrating or you’ll be at the workplace, here are some ideas to help with your Melbourne Cup preparations.

RECIPES

BLUE CHEESE TARTS WITH CHERRY TOMATOES -These little pastry cups with tangy blue cheese and sweet, vine-ripened cherry truss tomatoes are perfect party food. You can find the recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

MINI SMOKED SALMON PIKELETS – When asked to bring a plate, try these mini smoked salmon blinis.  This little dish is super easy to make and is one of my favourites!!  View my recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

SWEEPSTAKE COOKIES – Take your Melbourne Cup sweepstake to sweet new heights with these cute iced cookies. The bikkie batch will give you more than you need to number each race horse, so we recommend making first, second and last place prize cookies with the extras. You can find the recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

WINE SLUSHIE – cool off with some fancy adult slushies, find 7 of my favourite recipes here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

COBB LOAF DIP – This loaf dip is easy to make and is great to have on the table at a BBQ as finger food. It will be demolished very quickly and tastes great cold the next day if there is any of the casing left! You can find the recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

BAILEY’S TIM TAM CHEESECAKE BALLS -Rich, creamy and oh-so-delicious! These 4 ingredient, no-bake Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect gift for the hostess or sweet after lunch snack. View recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

MANGO & PASSIONFRUIT CHAMPAGNE – Add a tropical twist to fizz by adding mango puree and passionfruit pulp. You can find this recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

BERRY PUNCH – This is a fun idea for a workplace party and the perfect thirst quencher for Spring time. You can find this recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

PORK & FENNEL SAUSAGE ROLLS – Create posh party food with a grown-up, spiced pork version of the classic sausage roll. You can find this recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

VEGETARIAN HALOUMI SKEWERS -Vegetarian barbecue food has never been easier with these delicious grilled haloumi skewers. You can find this recipe here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

CRAFTS

GLITTER MASON JAR VASES – Add a little bit of glitz and glam to your luncheon table by making some inexpensive glitter vases. View tutorial here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

TROPHIES – These trophies are a super cute and easy craft idea. Made with styrofoam cups, pipe cleaners and foam stickers. You can find this idea here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

HATS – All you need is newspaper, masking tape, flowers and scissors for these adorable party hats. They only take a couple of minutes and can be easily recycled after wear. You can find this idea here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

HORSE HANDPRINT – Create your own horse and stable with this fun idea. You can find this idea here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

HORSE PINATA Create a pinata with the whole family and of course, there is the added bonus of lollies at the end! You can find this idea here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

FASCINATORS

FLOWER AND BLING – this is a super in-depth step by step guide to make this gorgeous fabric flower fascinator. Get your glue gun ready.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

FLORAL – Flowers are acceptable for any Spring occasion! Lady Melbourne shared a great tutorial that will look stunning with your spring outfit. View her tutorial here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

BIRDCAGE FASCINATOR – make this peony fascinator at home for an elegant touch.  See tutorial here.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

FLOWER CROWN – Don’t feel like making a fascinator, Lovisa (located at most major shopping centres) have got you covered with their flower crown, which are on trend for spring racing season.  See their range in store.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

AFFORDABLE – Affordable and convenient, Target has plenty fascinators to choose from that are under $20.

Melbourne Cup is quickly approaching! When I think of Melbourne Cup, I picture food, fashion and fun. If you haven't planned anything, here are some quick recipes, craft ideas and fascinator picks that I put together

What are you doing this Melbourne Cup Day?

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3 comments

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile October 28, 2016 - 8:55 AM

This is such a great round up of Melbourne Cup ideas! Thanks for including my Baileys Balls too Kat! Have a fab Melbourne Cup Day! xx

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 28, 2016 - 4:08 PM

I can’t wait to make your baileys balls Lucy 🙂

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Kelly October 31, 2016 - 6:44 AM

Thank you for including my gold glitter mason jar! 🙂 I have a thing for glitter! haha

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