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How to Plan for an Australia Day BBQ at Home

As Australia Day 2024 approaches, it’s time to prepare your home for some unforgettable summer entertaining. What better way to celebrate the spirit than hosting an Australia Day barbecue at home with your friends and family with sizzling sausages, lamb cutlets and good times.

Executing a well-designed outdoor space that exudes freshness, functionality, and cleanliness is the key to getting your home ready for this loved public holiday. The quintessential Australian lifestyle revolves around backyard BBQs, chilled drinks in an Esky, poolside relaxation, and soaking up the sun. Start planning the design of your outdoor area now with Chair Hire Co, ensuring it becomes a space you and your guests will relish throughout the summer.

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Opt for a top-notch BBQ and Esky

No Australia Day celebration is complete without a barbecue, making it the essential starting point for your preparations. Outdoor cooking is synonymous with Australian summers, whether it’s a simple sausage sizzle or a culinary extravaganza in your backyard. Choose a durable BBQ that can withstand the test of time.

While most households own their own BBQ, Chair Hire Co, we can help you with the additional accessories needed to make this day a breeze, we stock bain maries to keep the BBQ meat and grilled onion hot for your guests if you plan on cooking up a storm and also large 110L eskies to keep the drinks cold, cause what is Australia day without the cold beers.

Establish shade and comfort.

Celebrating summer under the Australian sun demands shade and comfort. While basking in the sun is delightful, it can be overwhelming on scorching 40-degree days. Ensure you and your guests stay cool and protected by providing ample shade. This not only benefits everyone but also preserves the longevity of your outdoor furniture.

If you lack an enclosed alfresco area, you can hire our market umbrellas and scatter them around your backyard around, or else we have pop up marquees where you can set up tables and chairs for everyone to dine under and relax.

Utilise all your outdoor entertaining spaces.

While backyard entertaining is the norm, consider extending the festivities to your front yard or the side of your home. On occasions like Australia Day, when the entire family and friends join in, creating additional spaces can alleviate crowding. Depending on your home layout, design a second private space at the front or side of your home for relaxed mingling. Create relaxed seating areas or chill out zones with our sofa lounge furniture and coffee tables whether it be a drinking spot for the men or a play area for the kids.

Spruce up the pool and deck area.

Winter months can take a toll on your pool and deck, so ensure they’re in top shape for the big day. Clean the pool, test the water and filtering system, ready for your guests to enjoy. Also provide some pool side seating with our deck chair hire. Since summer entertaining often extends into the evening, invest in proper pool and deck lighting for safety and a luxurious ambiance, we recommend hiring our festoon lighting.

Set the mood with summer tunes or tennis.

Enhance the ambience of your outdoor entertaining with the perfect soundtrack. Australia Day BBQs are synonymous with the Triple J Hottest 100, so ensure you have a decent stereo system or built-in speakers for the ultimate party playlist, if not why not consider hiring speakers from us at Chair Hire Co. Consider setting up an outdoor television to catch live tennis action from the Australian Open if you don;t have an outdoor TV, we have you covered with our TV Hire or stream from your laptop with our projector and screen.

Get ready to make this Australia Day celebration at your home an unforgettable experience with these tips for outdoor entertaining. Cheers to good times, great company, and a summer filled with memories!