DIY Series: Make the most of the long weekend at home


DIY Series: Make the most of the long weekend at home

While we won’t be at the MCG for Grand Final Day or Flemington for the Spring Racing Carnival, we can still make the most of these events at home.
Here’s a foolproof guide to bring your long-weekend A-game, with a little help from Westfield Geelong.

It’s all about snacks

Whether you’re cheering in front of the TV or having a backyard picnic, snacks are essential. If you prefer to keep it simple, pick up the classic chips and dips from Coles. Or if you want to take your snacking game to the next level, experiment with these delicious Instagrammable platters featuring a moreish assortment of antipasti, cheese and fruit. Don’t forget to pick up your bowls, platters, grazing boards and serving ware from Matchbox, Bed Bath N'Table, Country Road or Target.

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Make a meal of it

Cut your prep time by leaving the cooking to us. Pick up your favourite takeaway like dumplings from Hi Sushi & Dumplings, burgers from Schnitz, pizza from The Groove Train, or even half-time donuts from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse. Need some inspiration? Browse all of your takeaway options here >

If you prefer to get busy in the kitchen, why not have a barbeque? Get fresh buns, snags and toppings from Coles and Bakers Delight. Cook the perfect patty on a brand-new barbeque and level up with some barbeque accessories from MYER, Target or BIG W. Top it off with this scrumptious and equally delicious chocolate and pistachio ice-cream cake.

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Don’t forget the drinks

Stock up on your favourite beer, wine and spirits from Liquorland. If a cocktail is more your thing, try this refreshing passionfruit and watermelon margarita recipe and serve them in some cute glasses from MYER, matchbox or Bed Bath N' Table.

For the non-drinkers and the kids, grab mineral waters and soft drinks from Coles, or make your own with a SodaStream from BIG W or MYER.

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Get that game or race day atmosphere

Have you been eyeing off a new TV for a while? This is the perfect excuse to upgrade! With the ideal TV set-up, you’ll feel like you’ve got front row seats to the game or the race that stops the nation. See every moment picture-perfect with an Ultra HD TV. Add a sound bar for the full experience and to make it feel like you’re among the crowd. Find them both at MYER.

Share the moment with family and friends

While you may not be able to share the moment with your usual crew, take the party virtual with video! Usually a smartphone is all you need, but if you prefer to use your laptop and need a webcam, pick one up from BIG W or Target. Even though you aren’t in the same room, you’ll still be able to enjoy the game or big race together.

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