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 Matador 4 Burner Maverick Hooded 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 70-litre Arctic Pro Cooler will keep your drinks ice-cold and it has a sit-on lid. With heavy duty grab handles and tie down points, it’s convenient and durable. 

Alternatively, pick yourself up a 25-litre Arctic Pro Drink Cooler with a built-in tap and handy cup holders for a more portable option.

Relax in style

For family and friends coming around to watch the big game, this Mimosa 9 Piece Timber Avani Setting comfortably seats nine people. It offers the best in elegance and style with cushioned polyester chairs and a large eucalyptus hardwood table.

Keep warm

Grand Final day can sometimes be chilly, so ensure everyone’s warmed up with this Black Acheron Fire Pit made from ultra modern corten steel.

Take cover

The finals play on in rain, hail or shine, so this Marquee 3m Easy Up Non Permanent 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. If you plan on entertaining into the night, check out this Coleman Instant Up All Night Gazebo with built in LED lights.

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. Looking for a plug-in option? Go with the Lytworx Warm White LED Connectable Party Lights.

Clean up

In preparation for the big day, clean up your entertaining area quickly and easily with this Karcher Home Pressure Cleaner. With the option to change both pressure levels and nozzles, 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 Aussie rules or rugby goal posts.

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 this video on how to build a deck.

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