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Disney Dreams: Dazzling Disney Dress-Up Ideas

Disney party ideasIn their own words, “the mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment.” With more than 250 films and counting, it certainly seems like Walt Disney’s dreams came true. Even the oldest of Disney’s iconic characters are alive and well in the minds of children and adults alike.

Disney’s films inspire a lasting nostalgia in viewers, with many having seen their favourite movies time and time again; then there are the gargantuan theme parks frequented by Disney fans from all over the world. Not everybody has the time – or bank balance – to get to one of those, but with a bit of innovation and inspiration, it’s possible to enjoy the Disney themes in other ways. Here are some ideas for you:

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How to Celebrate Bastille Day in Melbourne

french national day Bastille Day is a commemoration of the events of 14th July 1789, when crowds of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille prison. This was an act of rebellion, intended to communicate their resistance to the king’s supreme rule; it ended up being the beginning of the French Revolution, in fact, and the subsequent formulation of the modern French Republic.

Since 1880, 14th July has been national holiday in France. It is called Fête de la Fédération and celebrates the success of those who risked all for change on that fateful day. This celebration of French culture now happens all over the world, with parties, balls, feasts, fireworks and parades… all in the name of freedom. It should come as no surprise that Melbourne is fully on board with this too!

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Melbourne Winter Fun

Winter wonderlandOf course, with the changes in temperature the activities that appeal to us change, but that’s all part of what keeps this city alive all year round. Well-defined seasons can be a blessing; there’s always something new and exciting to do.

Melbourne is a cultural city whatever the season, and winter brings a lot of promise on that front. Here you’ll be able to find plenty of activities, events and gatherings to keep you entertained… and in the unlikely event that the idea of these Melbourne’s winter activities leaves you cold, we have some suggestions as to how you can make your own fun!

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Time Machine: Go Back to the Roaring Twenties

1920s time machineThe 1920s is known as the roaring twenties for a reason. Today the roaring twenties still invoke nostalgia; it was the era that birthed glamorous fashion and decadence. This memorable decade was also the time when women became able to vote, and people generally became more liberated; personal cars were more prevalent, people became very interested in dance, and plenty of partying was the done thing. It seems we have never looked back!

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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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