Thinking of hosting the Melbourne Cup event for your mates this November? You’ll need flashy Melbourne Cup decorations to make the event more memorable! The Melbourne Cup is all about fascinators, fancy dress, champagne and making bets, eating all the snacks and catching the
“race that stops the nation”.
You don’t have to be at Flemington Racecourse to celebrate the big event — all you need is the right Melbourne Cup decorations to set the mood. From Horse Racing Table Runners and Race Day Paper Plates, Matching Cocktail Napkins and Gold Cocktail Glasses for serving the bubbly,
we have everything you need for a horse racing-themed party!
Browse through our collection of horse racing decorations and shop online for fast, affordable shipping throughout Australia — alternatively,
take advantage of our free and convenient click-and-collect services. Our brick-and-mortar store is a short five-minute drive from the Newcastle CBD.
When the Melbourne Cup was first run in 1861, there were two organising committees controlling horse racing in Victoria — the Victorian Turf Club and the Victorian Jockeys Club. The Melbourne Cup was introduced to trump the success of the Victorian Jockey Club’s races like the Two Thousand Guineas.
The two competing clubs merged into the Victorian Racing Club in 1964 and has controlled racing in Victoria and the Melbourne Cup ever since. The big race is held at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November, and it’s a public holiday for Victorians — there’s a reason why it’s called
“the race that stops the nation”!
The Melbourne Cup is considered the world's richest “two-mile” handicap (i.e. a race where the horses carry different weights which the handicapper allocates) and one of the richest turf races. The total prize money award is now sitting at eight million dollars, but the Melbourne Cup itself has an extra $500,000 bonus for the owner of the winning horse if it has also run the group one Irish St Leger, run the previous September.
Fun fact: the winner of the first Melbourne Cup in 1861 won a gold watch, and the first Melbourne Cup trophy is now owned by wine personality Wolf Blass — it’s currently on display at Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum (i.e. the Adelaide Hills Wine Bar in Hahndorf, South Australia).
As well as entertaining the masses at Flemington Racecourse and Aussies at pubs and parties all over the country, the Melbourne Cup is an excellent excuse for us all to get dressed up in suits and cocktail dresses, don a fascinator and share a few glasses of champagne! It’s an incredibly extravagant event where people can make a few bets and celebrate.
Whether you’re hosting the Melbourne Cup at home or at a “swish” venue, we have affordable and stylish Melbourne Cup decorations to make the event even more memorable. Here are some quick tips on decorating a venue for the Melbourne Cup.
Shop the range online! We offer fast, affordable shipping and free in-store pickup from our store in Lambton, NSW.
One of the main events of the Melbourne Cup is dressing up. Fancy suits, ties, cocktail dresses and fascinators — it’s the perfect opportunity to dress up, look and feel your absolute best, and take loads of photos with friends and family. Alternatively, you can go in the opposite direction and dress up as a horse or a jockey to make your mates laugh!
Mix humour and class by wearing a suit or dress, and top the look off with our Deluxe Plush Horse Head. Your friends won’t be expecting it, and it’ll make for some memorable photos to post on social media. Alternatively, rock up to the event in our Brown Horse One-Piece Suit Costume
and forget the fancy dress altogether.
While the horses are the stars of the show, you can’t forget about the jockeys on their backs. We’ve got Unisex Green & White Jockey Costumes ranging from Small to X-Large, so you can star as one of the jockeys this year. Top off the look with a pair of Black Plastic Jockey Glasses and a Black Horse Crop, or simply don one of our glitter jockey hats in gold, black, silver or red.
If you're looking for Melbourne Cup party decorations, you've come to the right place! Here at Shindigs, we offer a wide range of Melbourne Cup decorations, perfect for those horse racing-themed parties. We offer fast shipping throughout Australia,
so you can be sure to get your decorations in time for the big race.
Browse our selection and order your Melbourne Cup decorations online today! We offer fast and affordable shipping throughout Australia and
free click-and-collect services from our store in Lambton NSW (just five minutes from the Newcastle CBD).