Ultimate Guide to Hosting an AFL & NRL Grand Final Party

Posted by Amie Auld on


It’s that time of year again…  the AFL and NRL finals are here! The 2020 season has been a unique one, which is all the more reason why this footy finals season is going to be a cracker! With the Grand Final right around the corner for AFL and NRL, now is the perfect time to start planning your Grand Final Party. 

Even if your team didn’t make the cut, there is no reason why you shouldn’t still celebrate this momentous occasion. 

Whether you live in Victoria and are subject to lockdown restrictions or whether you are from another state that allows small gatherings, we have some great ideas for throwing a Grand Final party, either in person or virtually. 

Given the current COVID restrictions in Metro Melbourne, why not host a picnic with some of your nearest and dearest friends or family. Set up a couple of iPads on the picnic rug or table and you’ll be ready to watch the grand final. Why not nominate a dish for each person to bring along...of course someone has to bring a delicious charcuterie board!

Please check the current COVID restrictions by visiting -  https://www.health.gov.au/ or https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

So, here is our list of some of the keys things to consider when hosting your party:

The Food

Party pies, sausage rolls, hot dogs, BBQ, chips, lamingtons and more! These good old Aussie staples will have you salivating just thinking about them.

Why not check out our latest recipe for AFL themed chocolate and raspberry cupcakes? These will go down a treat with the kids and you can have fun decorating them in the different team colours!

AFL Grand Final Party - AFL Themed Cupcakes

Oh and don’t forget about the beers. Gotta keep them flowing throughout the game! 

If you are planning a picnic or having a small gathering at home, don’t forget to stock up on some hand sanitiser to keep everyone safe and healthy. Footy Plus More has a range of your favourite AFL team’s hand sanitisers available for only $4 for 50ml. Check out the range here.

AFL Grand Final Party - Port Adelaide Hand Sanitisers

The Decorations 

Footy Plus More have a massive range of your favourite team’s banner flags, can coolers/stubby holders, posters, streamers and so much more to decorate your house. If the weather Gods are kind and it is a great day for a BBQ and outdoor viewing of the game, we have decorations for your garden! Check out our awesome garden gnomes!

AFL & NRL Grand Final Party Garden Gnome

What’s more, we have a huge range of AFL and NRL apparel! Whether you are wearing it on the day or hanging out your AFL and NRL themed socks, hoodies and dressing gowns on the clothesline, you won’t be ashamed of airing your dirty laundry to all your guests! You can hang it with pride. 

Viewing Area

Make sure all your guests have a comfortable place to sit and those TV speakers are all up and running for the ultimate grand final game experience. 

Dress Up in Your Favourite Team Colours 

At Footy Plus More, we have guernseys, jerseys, scarves, beanies, socks and so much more for all your favourite teams. Wear your team’s colours with pride and show your support for your beloved AFL or NRL side. Why not have a best dressed competition for some half time entertainment? So much fun for the kids and adults too, at Footy Plus More we can provide you with some awesome prizes that will have everyone vying for the prize! 

AFL & NRL Grand Final Party Melbourne Storm Scarf

Don’t let COVID stop you from celebrating the footy finals this year. You can still have the ultimate Grand Final party without the masses of guests. So, send out your invites and get ready to host a ripper day!

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