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Let’s Get Medieval: Game of Thrones Celebrations To Die For

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Now there’s a heady combination: your favourite show, Game of Thrones, and a vast range of fine wines. An event company by the name of Bottle Shop Concepts has anticipated your deepest desires and put together a series of events across New Zealand and Australia; Aptly named ‘Game of Rhones’, this event is intended to be a celebration of both the fabulous grape varieties of France’s Rhone Valley region, and the phenomenal TV show Game of Thrones.

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Funky Buddhas Unite in Melbourne this Month

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With the 22nd Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival just around the corner on 20th and 21st May, there is inspiration to be had on many levels. Melbourne residents and visitors with an interest in or curiosity about Buddhism have a fabulous opportunity to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday, as well as Melbourne’s multicultural, multi-faith society.

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May the 4th Be With You on International Star Wars Day

anakin star warsMay the 4th Be With You on International Star Wars Day

Star Wars has been one of the most influential stories of our time. It has its place in the hearts of many cultures around the world; George Lucas’ magnificent work has been utterly inspirational and has opened the minds of many, motivating us to expand our notions of what is possible.

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Get your Cosplay on at Melbourne’s Supanova

Cosplay melbourneCosplay. For those that haven’t heard this intriguing word before, it simply means ‘cos’tume role-‘play’; cosplay is simply the way in which you embody your imagination’s finest offerings – or that of talented others! Part of the human experience is exploration and we tend to be fascinated by others, especially the larger-than-life characters we see on the big screens; who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to have a very different life?

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5 Activities for an Entertaining Easter in Melbourne

 

easter1Easter is nearly with us, and whatever your age, if you’re in Melbourne there will be more than chocolate eggs on the menu; a healthy portion of fun is also on offer! There are many ways to celebrate Easter here. If you have a family you have plenty of kiddie-friendly options to choose from; if you don’t, you can indulge in some adult-style Easter fun. Whether you want to attend a pre-planned event or set up your own, we’ve taken the hard work out of it for you. Check out our ideas for the ultimate Easter entertainment:

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5 Reasons Dressing-Up in Costume Rocks

crazy3Dressing up in costume is obviously fun, or we wouldn’t bother doing it! Who doesn’t love to don the occasional brightly-coloured wig or cliché uniform? Costumes don’t necessarily have to be silly though; they can be eye-catchingly beautiful too. You probably wouldn’t go to your local bar dressed as a Greek goddess on a weeknight, but you don’t have to dig too deep to come up with a reason to throw your own fancy dress party if there isn’t something suitable going on.

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Must Do Melbourne Festivals

March Mayhem: 2 ‘Must Do’ Melbourne Festivals

moomba festivalIt’s all happening in March. Melbourne has a lot going on at any time of year, but March has really got your fun cut out for you. There are a couple of mega-festivals we think you should start preparing for for this month, and they’re as different to each as they are promising. You can surely find time to indulge here and there, if not for the whole thing, and as they’re spread out over a few days you can pick and choose what you want to get involved in; our guide below will help you to plan and we have some great ideas on how you can maximise your March fun at both of these Melbourne festivals! 

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Girls About Town: 6 Steps to a Hell-Raiser Hen Party

6 ways to have a great hensSo you are either getting married (in which case, congratulations!) or you’re a bridesmaid. If it’s the latter case, you’ve probably been tasked with planning one hell of a hen party for a young bride-to-be. Whether you’re the bride or her maid, it’s exciting; when a well-organised hen night is looming in the distance it can mean only one thing… fun, fun and more fun!

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The Coolest Costume Themes for Hot Weather

Can you be sizzling hot and ice cool at the same time? ‘Course you can… if you play your cards right. You know how it goes; in Australian summer time it’s all you can do to keep your cool, but sweaty is not the look we’re aiming for while we party. Not if we can help it, anyway.summer costumes

We want you to have an absolute blast in the hotter of Australia’s temperatures, so our recommendation is that dress-wise, ‘less is more’. Cool off even as things heat up with these fun summer party theme and costume ideas:

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6 Ways to Up Your Music Festival Fun!

rage musicMusic festivals are common pursuit these days – they are part of modern culture.  Their popularity is self-evident and they’re not about to stop being fun any time soon. But is it possible that we can take some of the shine out of things by doing it the same way every time?

If you were to eat the same three meals every day for a month the chances are you get bored of them. The same concept could be applied to your music festival habits; variety is the spice of life, as they say, so why not pull out all the stops when you go to your music festivals this year?

They also say you only live once, and as the aim of the game is optimum fun, get your crew together and indulge in some of these fun ideas for maximising your music festival memories:

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Ideas for Festive Fun this Christmas

7 Ideas for Fabulous Festive Fun this Christmas

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Christmas is a happy time of year for many, but it can come with more than a little chaos, that’s for sure. With everybody running around like crazy buying gifts, getting stuck in traffic, over-filling their diaries and preparing to deal with the in-laws, it can be easy to forget that we’re supposed to be having fun!

In case you find yourself getting wrapped up in the ‘necessities’ this Christmas, here are a few ways to let your hair down and get back into the festive spirit of things. Festive fun, here we come!

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10 Unique Ideas for a Winning Christmas Party

Unique xmas party So here it is again, the time of year for festive cheer: Christmas. However many Christmas parties you’ve put on before, there’s always room for improvement.

Christmas doesn’t always need to be done in a traditional way; why not inject a few creative ideas into your Christmas to make it the Christmas of the century for you and your friends? The only rule is that fun must be had!

From Willy Wonka’s to circuses, international karaoke and ‘elfing’ yourselves, these Christmas party theme ideas should help your Christmas party to go down in history: 

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