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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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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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Celebrate 4th of July American-Style in Melbourne

Celebrate 4th of JulyIndependence Day is the American national holiday every July 4th. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The rest of the world wants a slice of this American pie too, so every year on this day, events and activities are organised with the aim of celebrating American style.

There are lots of ways to embrace American culture, and it can be heaps of fun. America is famous for many things, from diners to Budweiser and hip-hop beats, and Melbourne is more than happy to take a leaf out of America’s book for a day. If you want to get involved in the city’s celebration of America this 4th July, we have some tips for you:

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Celebrate Winter in Melbourne – Costume Style

Winter Fun

Winter in Melbourne can be a really fun time. We may not be blessed with an abundance of snow, but we certainly understand the meaning of chilly! Either way, we’ve got a good excuse to embrace all things wintery, and with snow, sometimes it’s simply a case of fake it ‘til you make it!

The reality is that Melburnians will happily celebrate anything at any time, all year round, but one of the best ways to celebrate is to throw a theme on things! We do this according to tradition, or season, and sometimes just for the hell of it. Melbourne is full of fun things to do in winter, and to maximise the fun quota, we’ve put a costume twist on them all:

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Costume Shop News Melbourne

Customers are looking forward to their Oscar parties on 28th Feb. Perhaps you have a favorite nominee. We love best picture nominees Mad Max Fury Road and The Martian. For best Actress we love the home grown leading lady Cate Blanchett in Carol and Leo DiCaprio in The Revenant. For special effects, sound, music and editing you can’t go past Star Wars the Force Awakens. Our favorite category has to be for the best costume, so many to choose from. We loved Sandy Powell for Cinderella and Carol, and Mad Max Fury Road Jenny Beavan.  But were disappointed that The Dressmaker costumes by Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson for was too low profile to get nominated. Whoever is your favorite for an Oscar we can help with some great themed costumes.
Don’t forget Easter is early this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to get together with family, friends, and loved ones for good fun, good food, and a lot of celebration. Here’s a guide to making an already fun holiday even better!

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Costume Shop News Melbourne

best hens party ideas

A hen’s party is a once in a lifetime experience that a bride to be shares with her nearest and dearest friends. It’s a last hurrah and a goodbye forever to the single girl lifestyle! But if the thought of a night spent in a sleazy, smoke-filled club turns your stomach and the idea of stuffing strippers’ G-strings with dollar bills isn’t your idea of fun, don’t worry. There are so many other great ways to have an amazing hen’s party!
There are many reasons why a bride to be might decide not to have the stereotypical  hypersexualized night of excess to mark the end of her time as a single woman.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Best Ways to Celebrate Easter in Magical Melbourne

 

Easter Egg BasketWhat are you going to do this Easter? If you’re in Melbourne, here are the best ways to celebrate Easter. For one thing, Easter egg hunts are just thrilling for kids. Adults can also get a kick out of them, watching and joining in the excitement. An Easter egg hunt is lots of fun to plan… a great little weekend project, for sure.  

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