Grand final day party checklist

With the AFL and NRL Grand Finals on the same weekend this year, sports fans will have plenty of reasons to celebrate. It’s time to don your team colours (or pick a side if your team didn’t make the cut) and watch the showdown live with family and friends as we list all you need to host the ultimate Grand Final party. BYO team spirit!

Feed the fans

No finals feast would be complete without a barbecue. With a satin-enamelled cast iron cooking surface, this Matador 4 Burner Hooded Boss Barbecue will cook up your favourites in no time, so you won’t waste any time feeding a large and hungry crew. It’s durable, and great for small spaces, decks or balconies.

Stay cool

The perfect match for a barbecue, this 52-litre Esky Wheeled Hard Cooler will keep your drinks ice-cold and it has a sit-on lid. With a unique trolley design featuring a telescopic handle, it’s convenient and durable.

Relax in style

For family and friends coming around to watch the big game, this Mimosa 9 Piece Waiheke Deluxe Dining Setting comfortably seats eight people. It offers the best in elegance and style with contoured mid-back chairs and a large rectangular table.

Keep warm

Grand Final day can sometimes be chilly, so ensure everyone’s warmed up with this Chapala Small Flamma Chimenea, crafted from authentic Mexican clay.

Take cover

The finals play on in rain, hail or shine, so this Marquee 3m non-permanent polyester gazebo will ensure your celebrations go ahead no matter what the weather. It has a sturdy aluminium frame and quality polyester cover that’s water resistant and UV protected.

Light it up

Add some colour to your finals party with Lytworx Multicolour LED 2 Function Solar Fairy Lights. These solar-powered colour-changing lights charge during the day and switch on automatically at dusk. They look great and will add to the playful atmosphere.

Clean up

In preparation for the big day, clean up your entertaining area quickly and easily with this Karcher High Pressure Cleaner. It uses up to 80 per cent less water than a garden hose and it could also come in handy for the after-party clean-up.

The perfect surface

Your half-time footy-game with the kids can be improved with Tuff Turf synthetic turf. It’s hard-wearing, soft, spongy and is both child and pet-friendly.

Something for the kids

Entertain the kids with some fun footy-themed ideas. Introduce a finger-painting table with Crafty Fingers Finger Paint. This water-based paint is non-toxic and quick drying. Or help them make a sports foam finger in their favourite team’s colours.

If you build it...

If you think you may need more space for outdoor entertaining this finals season, consider a timber deck (but check with your council first). There are plenty of options available, from types of timber to construction designs. For inspiration and know-how check out our video series on how to build a deck.

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