Invite your favorite "shelias" and "blokes" to the land down under with an Australian-themed party that brings the outback to your own backyard.
Setting the scene: Decorate your home in a safari theme and use garden torches to set the mood outdoors. Create your own beautiful centerpieces using tropical flowers and eucalyptus leaves.
Activities: The didgeridoo is a long, wooden flute created by the Aborigines, thought to be the oldest wind instrument in the world. Purchase didgeridoos for your guests to try out or make your own out of PVC pipe.
Food: Fire up the barbecue—shrimp on the barbie is a must! Oysters make a great appetizer, and a fresh fruit salad—with plenty of kiwifruit—is the perfect side dish.
Drink: Did you know Australia is the fourth largest exporter of wine in the world? Find a great bottle of Shiraz, Australia's most popular red wine.
Party favor: Send your friends home a handpainted boomerang, a classic Aussie souvenir.