With spring in full bloom in Australia, it’s nearly time again to watch the race that stops the nation. This year’s Melbourne Cup takes place on Tuesday, 3 November and offers a great reason to get together with friends and family or celebrate with colleagues.
Even though COVID-19 restrictions are still in place around the country, you don’t have to let it ruin your race day activities. With a Melbourne Cup hamper from Gourmet Basket, you and your loved ones can enjoy the Spring Racing Carnival festivities in style.
Here are a few ideas for celebrating this year’s Melbourne Cup with friends, family, and coworkers — even if they’re across the country.
Host an office party with your team
If you’ll be watching the action from your office, why not treat your teammates to a tipple? With the Melbourne Cup Office Party Hamper, you and your colleagues can sip on a selection of Aussie beers and wine as you enjoy the races. You can also munch on gourmet snacks, including wasabi peanuts, antipasto, and almonds.
Have a virtual celebration with colleagues
Even if you can’t hold an in-person gathering with your work mates, you can send them their own gift hampers to have a virtual toast. Our pick is the Melbourne Cup Shiraz and Savoury Basket, which features a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley. Plus, your lucky recipients will get to indulge in tasty snacks like crackers, pistachios, and relish.
Watch the race with friends at home
Planning on enjoying the race day festivities from home? Win your guests over with the Melbourne Cup Luxury Cheese & Chardonnay Hamper. This fabulous basket has everything you need to enjoy a fun-filled day with friends, including a premium bottle of delightful Hunter Valley Chardonnay. You’ll also get a variety of snacks, including cheese, quince paste, and crispbread.
Toast your interstate family members
If you can’t travel interstate to watch the races with your loved ones, send them a festive gift basket to let them know that you’re thinking of them. We think that the Melbourne Cup Gin & Tonic Hamper is the perfect gift to mark the occasion. With this hamper, your family members can pour themselves a refreshing gin and tonic while nibbling on a selection of gourmet potato chips and other bite-sized snacks.
No matter how you decide to enjoy the Melbourne Cup, a gift hamper filled with delicious drinks and snacks can really elevate the celebration. Whether you’re cheering for your horse with colleagues in the office or toasting friends and family from afar, make the occasion even more special with one of these gifts from Gourmet Basket.
Learn more about Gourmet Basket’s Melbourne Cup gift hampers or place your order by calling us today on 1300 354 393.