It's that time again, just days away from the first Tuesday in November. The race that stops a nation. The Melbourne Cup. As people across the country stop what they're doing to look up at their TVs, make sure you have everything you need to host an exclusive Melbourne Cup party that your guests will be talking about until next November. 

Keep your guests fed

It just wouldn't be Melbourne Cup day without champagne, so it's important to make sure you have plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages on hand to soak up the indulgence of your guests. Whether you're going all out with a sit down lunch or simply providing nibbles, at Kennards we have BBQs for hire as well as tables and chairs for either serving or sitting. Celebrations can often drift well into the evening, so be responsible and keep a steady supply of snacks on hand.

Be prepared for any weather

It's November, so wherever in Australia you will be watching the great race, the weather is likely to be favourable. That said, you can never put complete trust in the forecast, so cover your bases with Kennards' range of heating and cooling options. Keep your Melbourne Cup party at an even temperature to maintain the comfort of your guests, and leave the sweating to the horse trainers.

Don't forget the essentials

If you find yourself hosting a large party in a hired space, you're going to need portable bathroom facilities to meet the requirements of your guests. It's also surprisingly easy to get caught out planning the perfect outdoor Melbourne Cup party and forgetting about the main event itself, so speak to Kennards about power generators to give your big screen and sound system the juice they need.

Hosting a fun and responsible Melbourne Cup party is a wonderful once-a-year experience, so let Kennards Hire help you to throw that perfect bash with minimal fuss.